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The murder of a world-famous physicist raises fears that the Illuminati are operating again after centuries of silence, and religion professor Robert Langdon is called in to assist with the case.search Novelist® Plus
When a priest is fatally pushed down the stairs of St. Peter's Basilica, the first Latin American pope, nicknamed Tredi, and Brother Paul, a former Miami homicide cop, unleash a maelstrom of Vatican politics and revenge as they search for a killer.search Novelist® Plus
After a shocking discovery in Masada, Israel, Sergeant Jordan Stone, Father Rhun Korza and Dr. Erin Granger, racing against time to recover a book written by Christ's own hand, must contend with a force of ancient evil with impossible ambitions and a secret sect within the Vatican called the Sanguines.search Novelist® Plus
When the Pope receives an anonymous plea to save a church slated for demolition, the Vatican sends Father Lorenzo Quart to investigate a diverse collection of people fighting to save the building.search Novelist® Plus
As the cardinals of the Church gather in Rome for the election of a new pope, Bishop John Blackwood Ryan, reporter Dennis Mulloy, and CNN correspondent and Mulloy's ex-wife Patricia investigate a Vatican banking scandal and an assassin out to destroy the next pope.search Novelist® Plus
A comprehensive history of the papacy describes the defining relevance of papal authority to the Church, chronicling the unexpectedly violent and colorful historical events that have indelibly shaped the Pope's authority and station.search Novelist® Plus
The Vatican correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter and analyst for CNN and National Public Radio, offers an authoritative guide to the church's inner workings.search Novelist® Plus
Relates the true story of the Catholic priest who helped hide and shelter Jews during World War II, the Nazi officer who wished him dead, and their relationship after the war ended.search Novelist® Plus
Of local interest is this book, co-written by two nuns who recount their struggle with the Vatican over women's right to choose an abortion. Their frustration at the limited pastoral role available to them-- Catholicism's ``glass ceiling''--led to their eventual rebellion, the abortion question merely serving as a vehicle for their final break with the Church. Ferraro and co-author Patricia Hussey were directors of the Covenant House in Charleston - a shelter for homeless and abused women and children- at the time of the book's publication.search Novelist® Plus
A revelatory account of the Vatican's efforts to save thousands of Jewish people during World War II refutes beliefs about Pius XII's neutrality.search Novelist® Plus
Drawn from exclusive interviews and new archival research, this gripping account sheds new light on Pope Pius XI's courageous effort to reject Nazism in one of the most unprecedented and progressive pronouncements ever issued by the Vatican.search Novelist® Plus
Vatican City is the world's smallest sovereign state, but at the same time it is the spiritual heart of one of the world's great religions with worldwide influence. This book offers an insight into the 2,000 year history, traditional ceremonies, priceless treasures and spectacular architecture of the Vatican.search Novelist® Plus
Presents a behind-the-scenes perspective on the Vatican's inner workings that challenges popular perceptions, revealing the personal conflicts, authority-undermining scandals, and modern considerations that are challenging the Vatican's daily business.search Novelist® Plus
Provides a revealing look at the inner workings of the Vatican.
This KCPL reading map explores the September 11, 2001 attack on the U.S. when hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, DC, and in rural Pennsylvania.
To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the attack, we are asking you to share your memories of that day. How did you hear about the disaster? What did you do? Where were you when the towers fell?
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