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White Smoke By Andrew M. Greeley,

  • Title: White Smoke
  • Author: Andrew M. Greeley
  • ISBN: 9780812590555
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Paperback
  • The cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church have gathered in Rome for the papal election following the death of the incumbent pope Torn by internal conflict and with many of its members alienated, the Church faces one of the most serious crises in its history A coalition of cardinals favors a moderate and pluralistic style of papal governance, but must contend with sThe cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church have gathered in Rome for the papal election following the death of the incumbent pope Torn by internal conflict and with many of its members alienated, the Church faces one of the most serious crises in its history A coalition of cardinals favors a moderate and pluralistic style of papal governance, but must contend with shadowy Vatican forces that oppose change and loss of their own power These forces are determined to destory the coalition s candidate, a gentle and brilliant Spanish scholar The leader of the coalition is Chicago s wily Sean Cardinal Cronin, aided by his patently indispensable sidekick, Bishop John Blackwood Blackie Ryan.A lone assassin stalks the Vatican, his crazed mission to destroy the next pope as soon as the traditional white smoke issues from the cardinals meeting room the Sistine Chapel followed by the ancient words Habemus papam Can politics Chicago style turn the Catholic Church around What will happen when the next pope must be chosen Only Andrew M Greeley, priest, bestselling novelist, and respected sociologist could have written this blockbuster tale of the forces actually ripping the Church apart, and of the next papal election, when the fate of the entire Catholic Church itself may well hang in the balance.
    White Smoke The cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church have gathered in Rome for the papal election following the death of the incumbent pope Torn by internal conflict and with many of its members alienated the

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    1. White Smoke by Andrew M Greeley is a novel centered on the Catholic Church and is written by a priest, a little out of my usual reading patterns The book was enlightening but not earthmoving, wholesome but not always realistic I think a priest has problems with some life experiences because they re not his the theme is that the papacy needs to be like that of Pope John XXIII open minded and open to debate on all issues, particularly women, marriage of popes and clergy and the finances of the ch [...]

    2. A mystery set in Rome during a gathering of Cardinals to elect a new pope IF you want to know about the process this book will give you some insights Greeley IS a Roman Catholic priest from an Irish Catholic family in Chicago.

    3. An interesting story of a theoretical conclave, a fine display of Father Greeley s perspective on Modern Roman Catholicism I particularly enjoyed, and widely agreed with, his NY Times editorial at the end of the year Rounded up from 3.5 stars.

    4. This fictional book about electing a new Pope incorporated some Catholic facts and procedures It reminded me of a Dan Brown adventure, but not as adventurous In addition to the election of the new pope, reporters Dinny NY Times and Patricia CNN are in Rome covering the conclave They are divorced, but still married in the eyes of the church Their reconciliation was a nice addition to the story There were some bad guys, church corruption and a kidnap too It was a nice storyline mix and an enjoyabl [...]

    5. This one went pretty slow and is a strange mixture of slow church political discussions, some intrigue, and descriptions of a hot affair between the main character, a writer, and his ex wife who is really still his wife in the eyes of the church I m going to finish it but I m looking forward to reading something else.Finished this book on a trip to Europe It ended predictably, still a strange mixture I think if they stuck to the intrigue and politics and left out some of the action movie stuff [...]

    6. This novel of papal succession conclave was the most recent monthly selection by our church book club, which does mostly non fiction I likely would not have read it ever, but I m glad I did One gets the feeling that the author is giving one the inside scoop of the sausage making of papal selection And the writing, plot line and the characters in the book keep things moving It was fun.

    7. I have read this book several times over the years and find it fascinating each and every time While it is certainly fiction, it does give an interesting perspective into the election of a Pope while managing to toss in a mystery, a romance, a principessa and of course the always charming and somewhat mischievous Bishop Blackie Ryan This by far my favourite of the Bishop Blackie novels.

    8. the writing style was not to my taste i did not care for the multiple narrators and the repetition of words and expressions and there was not enough tension achieved in the ramp up to the Conclave votee subject matter was fascinating however.

    9. Fr Greeley gives a definite insiders view in his books White Smoke was about the events surrounding the death of a pope the election of a new papal leader His books are fully of theology, doctrine, dogma and the conflicts of the Church in the modern world The book did not disappoint.

    10. This book taught me about the election of the Pope than I ever learned before It was good insight into the process, the way the Catholic Church is organized and I felt I better understood the Papal elections after reading it.

    11. This was the first Greeley book I read and I didn t appreciate his writing at the time I have since reread this one after having read than a dozen of his other works I appreciate his take on the Catholic church its saints and sinners, foibles and strengths.

    12. Did not do it for me Story of a papal election between liberal and conservative factions was too black and white, underlying love story was thin and unnuanced no plot twist whatsoever i just did not care what happened.

    13. I recommend reading Conclave by Greg Tobin, too I enjoyed seeing how the two authors took the same situation the impending demise of the long time Polish pope John Paul II, of course and spun such different and yet similar tales.

    14. White Smoke provides an interesting look at church politics and the machinations behind a papal election There s also a nice chunk of history mixed for good measure Greeley always provides an interesting read.

    15. This was a thoroughly competent thriller combined with an excellent explication of the process of choosing a new pope Recommended.

    16. Father Greeley writes a delightful novel about the election of a new pope Its characters include lay people with promatic backgrounds Delightful

    17. Love Andrew Greeley This one was a little tedious with the behind the scenes look at electing Popes But interesting.

    18. My favorite of all Andrew Greeley s church y books Puts a different spin exposing the seedier side of the Vatican good story, well written I don t usually go for religious type books

    19. Good story on the election of a new Pope Slanted politics, though Greeley has a liberal agenda Don t believe otherwise.

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