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Vicars of Christ: A History of the Popes

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Ever since Emperor Constantine legalized Christianity in the 4th century, the papacy has been a formidable moral and religious presence in the world. The pope is an international force, a political necessity, an object of both inspiration and interference. He is godly to some, holier than thou to others. The popes of history run the gamut of human behavior, as different as ...more
Hardcover, 492 pages
Published July 1st 2003 by Citadel
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Roger Buck
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As with everything Charles writes, this is infused with his rich, always fascinating and staunchly faithful Catholicism. Really, the author brings a rare magic to this and his other Counter-Revolutionary books - some of which I've reviewed at my own Counter-Revolutionary traditional Catholic website:

Shameless plug! But I do believe that those who love Charles Coulombe's work, like I do, may also find things of interest at the link above.
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Interesting and informative, but the last fifth of the book or so fails to live up to the author's promise of non-bias. Up to that point, though, it is a useful resource. ...more
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