[PDF / Epub] ✅ The American Pope: The Life and Times of Francis Cardinal Spellman Author John Cooney – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk In his twenty eight year reign as archbishop of New York Francis Cardinal Spellman extended the power and influence of the American Catholic Church further and wielded them forcefully than anyone befo In his twenty eight year reign Pope: The eBook ¸ as archbishop of New York Francis Cardinal Spellman extended the power and influence of the American Catholic Church further and wielded them forcefully than anyone before or since Spellman's mark was so great that at his death the Church was said to have become SpellmanizedIn this The American ePUB í the first major biography of one of the most important Americans of the twentieth century John Cooney examines Spellman's rise from a young seminarian from Massachusetts to the clergyman with unparalleled influence on domestic and international politics as well as on American CatholicismFrom his first days at the North American College in Rome American Pope: The eBook ☆ Spellman carefully cultivated the Vatican inner circle Cardinal Pacelli later to become Pope Pius XII the powerful Sister Pascalina and Vatican banker Count Galeazzi Through this trio and his alliances in america with FDR Senator Joseph McCarthy and Joseph Kennedy among others Spellman's brand of strict conservative American patriotism in combination with his American Pope: The Life and PDF or vociferous anti Communism was given full voice for over thirty yearsWhen New York's Archbishop Hayes died Spellman uickly made it clear to Rome that he wanted to run the largest wealthiest and most powerful archdiocese in AmericaRun it he did as if it were a major corporation Spellman raised money and built schools churches and hospitals than any of his predecessors His network already stretching to American Pope: The Life and PDF or Washington and Rome had a never before seen effect From the mayor's office to New York City banks interested in doing business with the Catholic Church from economic sanctions against Dorothy Schiff's liberal newspaper the New York Post to feuds with Cardinal Cushing and Bishop Fulton Sheen Spellman's power was everywhere And while he ran the archdiocese politicians seeking election President Johnson needing a spokesman in Southeast Asia the CIA needing an ecclesiastical emissary in Central America Senator McCarthy eager for a supporter in his war against domestic Communism all made their pilgrimages to the American PopeSpellman was to his large and admiring public the kindly man whose avowed aim in life was to be a simple parish priest In this startling portrait based in part on Spellman's personal diary and on hundreds of interviews John Cooney shows us the man behind the image and reveals the extent to which power is sought acuired used abused and lost.
- Mass Market Paperback
- 364 pages
- The American Pope: The Life and Times of Francis Cardinal Spellman
- John Cooney
- 06 July 2015 John Cooney