From the September, 2005 issue of Touchstone
Vatican Window by Michael P. Orsi

Vatican Window

All the Pope’s Men by John L. Allen, Jr.

All the Pope’s Men: The Inside Story of How the Vatican Really Works
Doubleday, 2004
(378 pages, $24.95, hardcover)

reviewed by Michael P. Orsi

In All the Pope’s Men, the National Catholic Reporter’s Vatican correspondent provides an insightful analysis of how the Vatican operates, views the world, and sees its role as a moral entity. Written mainly in response to the major tensions that surfaced between the Catholic Church in the United States and the Vatican regarding the handling of the clergy sexual abuse crisis and the war in Iraq, the book begins by explaining who and wh . . .


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