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.


**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?


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






Pope Pic –
 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.

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Pope mobile

Pope with Right to lifers

Gerald Posner Gerald Posner in 2014: photographer Dale Stine

Saints Dinner

Joan of Arc

St Francis

Pare Pio Roberto Dughetti – Lucia Dughetti (original:

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Parents with Child

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St Pat’s New York

National Shrine

Madison square gardens

Sts Peter and Paul

St Pepters photo credit:”Vatican StPeter Square” by I, Dfmalan. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons –


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