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The Pope is coming and Gerald Posner has something to say about it

The Pope is coming and Gerald Posner has something to say about it September 24, 2015

By Catherine Dunphy

To commemorate the papal visit, I have made my first attempt at Vlogging.  Thank you to Gerald Posner, author of God’s Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican, for sharing his thoughts on the Pope and explaining the complex political atmosphere of the Vatican.
Hope you enjoy it.  In the meantime, I won’t quit my day job to take up video editing.
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**Editor’s Question**  The Papal visit is a momentous event that American Catholics will recall for years to come.  But what about former and non-Catholics –  What’s your take on it?

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catherinedunphy2Bio:  Catherine Dunphy – A humanist, atheist and former Roman Catholic chaplain, Catherine is a member of the Clergy Project and former Executive Director, she is author of From Apostle to Apostate – the Story of the Clergy Project, published by Pitchstone Press in July, 2015. She is operations manager of the Rational Doubt Blog

 

 

 

 

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Pope Pic – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Francis#/media/File:Pope_Francis_Korea_Haemi_Castle_19_(cropped).jpg
 2014 Pastoral Visit of Pope Francis to Korea Closing Mass for Asian Youth Day August 17, 2014 Haemi Castle, Seosan-si, Chungcheongnam-do

ROME, VATICAN 27 APRIL: Images taken from what will go down in history as one of the largest and most important days in current history. The Canonization of Blessed Pope John XXIII and Blessed Pope John Paul II. Two beloved Popes from the 20th Century.

Pope on Balcony

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Francis#/media/File:Papa_Francisco_recién_elegido_2.jpg

Pope mobile https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Francis#/media/File:Pope_Francis_visit_Bethlehem.jpg

Pope with Right to lifers https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Francis#/media/File:Pope_Francis_among_the_people_at_St._Peter%27s_Square_-_12_May_2013.jpg

Gerald Posner Gerald Posner in 2014: photographer Dale Stine

Saints Dinner https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint#/media/File:Simon_ushakov_last_supper_1685.jpg

Joan of Arc https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_of_Arc#/media/File:Ingres_coronation_charles_vii.jpg

St Francis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_of_Assisi#/media/File:Bartolomeo_Della_Gatta_-_Stigmata_of_St_Francis_-_WGA01336.jpg

Pare Pio Roberto Dughetti – Lucia Dughetti (original: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immagine:Padre_Pio.jpg)

Tomb of JPII https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_John_Paul_II#/media/File:Grób_Bł._Jana_Pawła_II_w_Kaplicy_Św._Sebastiana.JPG

Parents with Child https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family#/media/File:Parents_with_child_Statue_Hrobakova_street_Bratislava.JPG

UN This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations#/media/File:UN_General_Assembly_hall.jpg

St Pat’s New York https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:StPatCathExt1.jpg

National Shrine https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basilica_of_the_National_Shrine_of_the_Immaculate_Conception#/media/File:Basilica_of_the_National_Shrine_of_the_Immaculate_Conception.jpg

Madison square gardens https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madison_Square_Garden#/media/File:Britney_Spears_MSG.jpg

Sts Peter and Paul https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_Basilica_of_Saints_Peter_and_Paul_(Philadelphia)#/media/File:Interior_Cathedral_Basilica_of_Saints_Peter_and_Paul_crop.JPG

St Pepters photo credit:”Vatican StPeter Square” by I, Dfmalan. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vatican_StPeter_Square.jpg#/media/File:Vatican_StPeter_Square.jpg

 

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