Render Unto Rome: The Secret Life of Money in the Catholic Church

Render Unto Rome: The Secret Life of Money in the Catholic Church

by Jason Berry
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Render unto Rome 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
family-pa More than 1 year ago
I have been a practicing catholic all my life and that over the past couple of years, I have had problem with the way our local bishop was destroying our diocese, church and local pastor. It has become such a problem that me and my adult children have become lax in attending mass. I heard this author on a radio show interview and found him very interesting. You will be shocked at the amount money that is flowing through the church with no one watching how it is spent, how the leaders of the church have zero tolerance for dissent, or even for any questions to be asked. After reading about 30 pages I said to my wife it will be a miracle if I’m still a catholic after reading this book. It’s not that bad, I will not allow these criminal to rob me of my religion, but I will be vigilant on my contributions to the church, and send my donation to different causes. There is so much information here it is almost drowning, the author lasers in a specific group and after their story is told he brings you back out to see the whole picture then moves you in another direction and lasers you in on another group then back out again. Very good work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have not read this book and because of that I can't give it a fair review, but I would advise anyone who does read it to "keep their minds' open, but not so open that their brains' fall out." I don't deny the possibility that there could be corruption within The Church, but I also believe that some people like to twist the truth and exagerate the actual facts. Of course I don't know if this author is one of those people, but I ask you to keep in mind that possibility. Lastly, if you find that you cannot trust The Church because of what you read, try going to the website Catholicanswers . Com to talk to an apologist or another knowledgable person. They could help you figure it out if there is a misunderstanding, or you could give them the push they need to start fixing the problem if there is one. In short, if you discover the ship is damaged, rather than try to swim, try to fix it.
historybuff More than 1 year ago
Well researched and written. Gives real insight into the the chuirch hierarchy who are human beings just like us who make mistakes. What a shame it is that their mistakes effect so many of the faithful. And even more sad that they cannot see their mistakes and hide behind authorityh and power. So UnChristlike!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful!
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Everyone is asuming that her name is Whitekit automatically but she hasn't been named. 3 and a half stars. <p> Shadow of Light/Shadowlight/Shadow/Lightshadow: (choose whichever name. The first is for a tribe, second for an evil Clan, third for rogue, and forth for a different Clan.) <br> Gender: t&male<_>m. <br> Looks: the majority of him is black. He has dark brown eyes with flecks of silver. A streak, like a flashlight beam, runs across him and ends on a bizzare redish birthmark. <br> Note: i want him in a different Clan. I want him to kitnap the kit, but you can do whatever you want with him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WONDERFUL detail! Quite sincerely, this is the best Warrior's fanfic on NOOK that l have read. :) Five stars (two stars is my signature thing; l don't use them to rate fanfics). I personally am a huge fan of realistic-ness. Keep it up! <br> <p> JaySong <br> Grey she-cat with blue eyes. A fluffy white tailtip, fluffy white underelly, and (fluffy) white throat. <br> Maybe mentors Winterkit/paw/Berry? Or is somehow associated with her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! <p> Dirtkit\paw\flight. Dark brown tabby tom with white, cream, and tannish splotches. Very deep amber eyes and a hiddeous and jagged scar on his flank as Dirtpaw. You can make him fall in love with Whitekit or not. Mother is Coldfoot, dad is Longer. <p> Hazelkit\paw\heart. Very pale ginger tabby with deeper ginger stripes. Her tailtip is white and she has violt eyes. Mother is Daisyfur and dad is Sulfureyes. <p> Note- Do NOT make the parents.
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&hearts my plication is below <p> Name-Foxkit <p> Apearance-Dark russet ginger tom with deep amber eyes. Befreinds Whitekit and falls in live with her. He finally gets h o r n y and lter on in the book has s e x with her. ~Jewel
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The sky was a colorless gray, oozing heavy snow clouds. A predictable snowflake fluttered like paper down to the land of WaterClan. It was the first snowlake of leaf-bare. Down it went, dancing and swirling in the soft breeze, until it somehow found its way through a tiny drift in one of the nursery's walls. A tiny white newborn she-kit, the only in he parents' litter, was curled up in the cozy belly-fur of her mother. Her eyes weren't opened yet, and her parents agreed to wait to name her until they were. The snowake gently landed on the kit's moist, pink nose and melted. The sudden burst of cold made the white she-kit wail and she snuggled closer to her mother's silver tabby pelt. The proud parents chuckled. <br> "That could've very well been the first snowflake of the year, Ripplestar," the mother purred to her mate. Ripplestar nodded. <br> "And remember the old tales the elders would tell us? I recall one saying that the first snowflake of leaf-bare carries with it a blessing from StarClan, and whatever the flake touches gets blessed. But do you really believe those old myths, Crysalsky?" Crystalsky looked a little hurt, but hid it quickly by laughing. <br> "Of course not! Now, shh, our daughter's sleeping." (Hope you liked it! I will take 10 charactor applications. 2 per person is the limit. -Reflections
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Grammared More than 1 year ago
Jason Berry&rsquo;s books detail the financial practices of the Catholic Church and how they bring in billions of dollars annually through donations in various business deals. The book plays on the themes of authority and legitimacy, the persuasion that the Church uses, corruption, and substantive justice. It illustrates a modern connection between church and state that has been in place in any and all religious cultures, making it an interesting topic to read about. However, I thought that the way Berry organized his information drew away from the simple facts. He included INSANE amounts of numbers. I think any reader would be surprised at the amount of research Berry did. It is a good book to read for a research paper or political science coursework, but I wouldn't pick it up for pure enjoyment. It was interesting and I learned a lot about the Catholic Church but found myself struggling to keep reading. I would suggest purchasing the book if you want to know about the scandals through extensive data and research, not straightforward facts.
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Larksong she cat strong romantic orange tabby
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Write more pls. Ps can u post ur nook email so we can be nook freds, lend each other books and chat?