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Shroud of Secrecy: The Story of Corruption Within the Vatican Paperback – April 1, 2000
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The editor explains that this book's authors are native Italian speakers with a strong Latin streak and that a "faithful translation would have been unreadable". The significance of this warning soon becomes apparent. Their tedious diatribe is constantly interrupted by "stories", which begin abruptly and end ambiguously. Some are sophomoric jokes, some are allegories and some are actually presented as true events, occasionally including actual names, more often just vague hints. In at least one story, they get mixed up, confusing Pius XII with Paul VI. All the stories are artless and are usually followed up by a threatening Bible verse from Jeremiah, Malachi or Jesus, usually railing against the priests and Pharisees. The verses are rendered in bizaarely stilted English ("Why smitest thou me?") and, with perhaps [traditional] Catholic style, are devoid of chapter and verse references.Read more ›
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I found the material in the book very troubling and informative but I felt that the impact was diminished by the multiple authors and the obvious lack of a single editor to give an... Read morePublished on July 27, 2010 by Riley D. Allen
This is a great book. It blows the cover on the hypocrites in the Vatican.
The latest example of the lies and hypocrisy of the Vatican can be found with this week's... Read more
I read the "Shroud of Secrecy" in March of 200l. When I attempted to contact Monsignor Marinelli, I was told by the publisher that the monsignor had apparently suddenly... Read morePublished on April 6, 2004