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3.0 out of 5 stars From St. Peter to John Paul II, January 22, 2006
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This review is from: Is the Pope Catholic? (Paperback)
This little book was published in 1988 by a small publishing company in Los Angeles, California.

The three authors, May Ann Hogan, Kathleen S. Lowenthal, and Lynda Seaver, have written an unpaginated book of about maybe 70 pages, with each page devoted to a Q and A about the Popes of the Catholic church.

There's a little comic-like drawing on each page to illustrate what the Q and A is supposedly about, although there are some repetitions in the use of certain drawings. Some of the drawings are slightly funny.

At the end of the book is a listing of all the Popes, from St. Peter to John Paul II, plus a helpful bibliography for those who want more information.

The book is meant to be comical and to maybe desanctify the position of Pope. After reading all the crazy idiosyncracies of some of the Popes throughout history, including all kinds of things not associated with church people, you may feel like Popes are just human.

Of course they are, and that's the point of the book.

"Does the Pope wear pajamas?"

He wears boxer shorts under his cassock, say the authors, but "probably not decorated."

"Was Pope Innocent Innocent?"

"Pope Innocent VIII was called 'honest' for publicly acknowledging his many illegitimate children," say the authors.

Anyway, you get the drift.

This is not for devout Catholics, I don't think. Others may think it's funny.

It looks like the only book listing on Amazon for these authors, so they may not have yet gone on to bigger and better idol-bashing endeavors, if that's what this was.

I think the book, if you can find it anywhere, will be a collector's item one day. What do you think?

Diximus.
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