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by John Cooney

  • ISBN: 0812911202
  • Author: John Cooney
  • ePub ver: 1701 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 364
  • Publisher: Crown; First Edition edition (October 12, 1984)
  • Formats: txt lrf lit lrf
  • Category: Bibles
  • Subcategory: Catholicism
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The American Pope book. In his twenty-eight-year reign as archbishop of New York, Francis. In this, the first major biography of one of the most important Americans of the twentieth century, John Cooney examines Spellman's rise from a young seminarian from Massachusetts to the clergyman with unparalleled influence on domestic and international politics as well as on American Catholicism. From his first days at the North American College in Rome, Spellman carefully cultivated the Vatican inner circle - Cardinal Pacelli, later to become Pope Pius XII, the powerful Sister Pascalina, and Vatican banker Count Galeazzi.

Over the years I've referred to my copy of American Pope many times. Cooney's history of the American Catholic Church in the Spellman era is excellent. Can't praise this book enough

Ships from and sold by West Coast Bookseller. Over the years I've referred to my copy of American Pope many times. Can't praise this book enough. Author omitted any discussion of Spellman's sexuality so as not to sensationalize the work.

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John Cooney (Author). Can't praise this book enough

John Cooney (Author).

the life and times of Francis Cardinal Spellman. Published 1984 by Times Books in New York, . Biography, Bishops, Cardinals, Catholic Church, Protected DAISY, In library, Spellman, Francis, 1889-1967. Francis Spellman (1889-1967).

This book is very much worth your time. Footnotes alone are worth reading. Over the years I've referred to my copy of American Pope many times

This book is very much worth your time. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 9 years ago. Teen and Young Adult. Literature & Fiction. Mystery & Thriller.

A book that caused the biggest stir in the church was the 1984 publication of the biography of the late Francis Cardinal Spellman of New York by John Cooney. The work entitled The American Pope exposed evidence of the cardinal's homosexuality. Another work Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence (1985) documented the stories of present and former nuns. The Catholic Church's official response to the majority of these accusations was denial. John Cooney, a freelance who previously wrote a book about the Annenberg publishing family, has written a gossipy, iconoclastic and absorbing biography

The Life and Times of Francis Cardinal Spellman. 364 pp. New York: Times Books. John Cooney, a freelance who previously wrote a book about the Annenberg publishing family, has written a gossipy, iconoclastic and absorbing biography. His bias against Spellman is clear, but he sets forth the Cardinal's personal strengths as well as his weaknesses, the considerable accomplishments as well as the misjudgments and defeats. Mr. Cooney says: ''Spellman presented two distinct faces to the world.

Recounts the career of one of the most powerful, influential Americans of the century .

Recounts the career of one of the most powerful, influential Americans of the century, detailing the patterns of Spellman's ambitions, his cooperation with the FBI and CIA, and power struggles with other American bishops.

Recounts the career of one of the most powerful, influential Americans of the century, detailing the patterns of Spellman's ambitions, his cooperation with the FBI and CIA, and power struggles with other American bishops
Comments (7)

Sirara
This book is packed with very interesting facts about Francis Cardinal Spellman. It turns the popular myth about things like Catholic Oaths of Poverty totally on its head. Spellman was apparently able to cash in on his inside career at the Vatican beyond anyone's wildest dreams. Spellman also comes across as a J. Edgar Hoover type in robes. While the biography of Pope Pius XII portrays Pius as genuinely saintly in his daily life, Spellman is portrayed as mercenary and politically-minded and very astute.

If you read this book, remember 1 Timothy 6:10 "For the love of money is the root of all evil." That thought might get you through this informative yet spiritually disappointing biography.
Dobpota
The story of a "Prince of the Church" and a "Powerbroker" in the era just before Vatican II. Very "american" in his desire to succeed and to control. Not hagiography; "feet of clay" along with many good deeds. An interesting read. Good for Catholics to discover whence we have come; and good for non-Catholics to how church and state collaborated in times past.
Faehn
Written well before the revelations of the sex abuse scandals, censored by NYT editors who worried about exposing the appalling, censorious Spellman as a roaring hypocrite who cruised for Broadway chorus boys, the book is otherwise brilliant.
Bolv
For a controversial figure as Cardinal Spellmam, the book certainly gave justice to the strengths and weaknesses of the man. Easy reading, the history coming out alive and exciting from the pages.
Felolv
Over the years I've referred to my copy of American Pope many times. Cooney's history of the American Catholic Church in the Spellman era is excellent. Can't praise this book enough. Author omitted any discussion of Spellman's sexuality so as not to sensationalize the work. Truthfull and horrifying.
Brakora
The author famously was forced to remove some scurrilous, unverified passages about Spellman being a homosexual having affairs with chorus boys. Defaming Spellman seems to have been his main motive in writing the book. Oddly enough his main theme is that Spellman was bad because he was political. But what is a prominent prelate, a Cardinal, if not political? That's his main job.

On the plus side, there is a lot of source material cited that could be of help to a more reasonable biographer.
RED
An extremely well-written and copiously researched biography of Cardinal Spellman. Readers interested in the history of the Catholic church and how it interacted with not only American but world governments will want to read it. I think Cooney was very fair to Spellman and the Catholic church.
Thank you, Mr. Pagnotti. You got it right except perhaps for the scope and height of the pedophilua scandal. Bravo to you!!!!!!

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