4 thoughts on “The Red Hat

  1. Good fun for Catholics and Church watchers. The author is a friend of my extended family so I’ve heard stories about him and his work. Lots of good insights about Vatican II. Most valuable to me was the image of the US Church among the Vatican and world theologians. The plot is much fun, politics (both US and church), culture, scandal, a kidnapping, an anti-pope. It’s a little like “Thornbirds” with theology substituting for sex. McInerny goes overboard with obscure theology (at least obscure to

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