Render Unto Rome - The Secret Life of Money in the Catholic Church-logo

Render Unto Rome - The Secret Life of Money in the Catholic Church

Jason Berry

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AN INVESTIGATION OF EPIC FINANCIAL INTRIGUE, RENDER UNTO ROME EXPOSES THE SECRECY AND DECEIT THAT RUN COUNTER TO THE VALUES OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. The Sunday collection in every Catholic church throughout the world is as familiar a part of the Mass as the homily and even Communion. There is no doubt that historically the Catholic Church has been one of the great engines of charity in history. But once a dollar is dropped in that basket, where does it go? How are weekly cash contributions that can amount to tens of thousands of dollars accounted for? Where does the money go when a diocese sells a church property for tens of millions of dollars? And what happens when hundreds of millions of dollars are turned over to officials at the highest ranks, no questions asked, for their discretionary use? The Roman Catholic Church is the largest organization in the world. The Vatican has never revealed its net worth, but the value of its works of art, great churches, property in Rome, and stocks held through its bank easily run into the tens of billions. Yet the Holy See as a sovereign state covers a mere 108 acres and has a small annual budget of about $280 million. No major book has examined the church's financial underpinnings and practices with such journalistic force. Today the church bears scrutiny by virtue of the vast amounts of money (nearly $2 billion in the United States alone) paid out to victims of clergy abuse. Amid mounting diocesan bankruptcies, bishops have been selling off whole pieces of the infrastructure-churches, schools, commercial properties-while the nephew of one of the Vatican's most powerful cardinals engaged in a lucrative scheme to profiteer off the enormous downsizing of American church wealth.

Language:

English

Length:

18h 3m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:14


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:37


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:43


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:01


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:18


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:26


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:30


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:15


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:29


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:36


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:22


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:31


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:05


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:32


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:25


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:35


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:31


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:00


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:15


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:46


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:25


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:48


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:48


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:44


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:57


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:24


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:51


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:07


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:03


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:27


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:31


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:56


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:16


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:57


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

09:08


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:09


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:42


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:01


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:57


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:32


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:13


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:32


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:35


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:36


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:52


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:38


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:06


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:44


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:00


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:54


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:05


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:36


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:05


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:24


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:39


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:55


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:26


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:19


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:16


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:00


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:58


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:46


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:34


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:52


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:26


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:46


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:04


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:38


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:27


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:33


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:24


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:53


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:17


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:09


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:19


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:51


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:47


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:24


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

08:11


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:17


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:57


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:50


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:23


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:51


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

08:40


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:04


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:38


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:42


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:12


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:18


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:05


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

08:22


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:32


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:19


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:33


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:36


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:49


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:14


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

08:02


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:00


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:32


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:20


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:38


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

07:46


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:53


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:26


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:23


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:55


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

07:35


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:56


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:26


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

07:29


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

06:09


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

07:55


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

08:35


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

07:14


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:38


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:58


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

07:54


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

07:27


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

05:14


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:14


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

07:47


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:17


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:12


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

07:21


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

05:17


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

06:29


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

04:47


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

05:05


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

06:47


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

07:55


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

06:09


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

08:01


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

07:43


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

07:23


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

06:18


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

05:20


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

05:55


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

07:35


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

00:33