This revealing, inside look at one of the world's most powerful and mysterious institutions takes readers from a bell tower high above St. Peter's to the depths of the basilica and the saint's burial place, from the politicking surrounding the election of a new pope and the ever-growing sexual abuse scandals around the world to controversies about the Vatican's stand on contraception, and more. Read more »
The Vaticican Diaries exposes
"An American Catholic who has done his homework, learned Latin and Italian, made friends in high places, found his way for thirty years in the maze of Church bureaucracy, gives us a humane and realistic and (yes) humorous picture of a mortal institution that guides hundreds of millions of mortals along the path from birth to death and beyond. To an old Prot like me, it's a tour of alien terrain and a bridge to old and dear friends." Garrison Keillor
A look at Pope Benedict XVI from the bestselling author of The Faith of George W. Bush
Pope Benedict XVI examines the current Pope specifically from the perspective of a non-Catholica committed Christian without fealty to Rome. Mansfield's academic depth, his poetic but widely accessible writing style, and his ability to take complex religious ideas and make them understandable to the non-religious, lend his treatment of Pope Benedict XVI significance for readers of all philosophies and faiths.