GOOD POPE - BAD POPE
Their Lives, Our Lessons
By Mike Aquilina
Softcover - 144 pp
Why did the author pick the popes your`ll meet in the pages of this book? Why not Gregory I, whom many would call the greatest pope of all time? Why not Leo X, who was pope at the beginning of the Protestant revolt? Why not Leo XIII, who boldly stood up for the rights of workers?
Every pope is by definition a remarkable man. But the popes whose stories you`ll read here were chosen because they reveal how the papacy developed. They show us how Christ kept his promise to his bride, the Church, not only in her health but also in her sickness. The great popes advanced our understanding of Christian doctrine. But even more remarkably, the worst popes could do nothing to damage the teaching of the Church.
That`s why, even in its darkest moments, the story of the papacy is a story of triumph. And that`s why it`s worth knowing these twelve popes. Add to your cart or wish list above.