The Red Hat

Ralph McInerny


The Red Hat

The Red Hat

  • Title: The Red Hat
  • Author: Ralph McInerny
  • ISBN: 9780898706819
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Hardcover



Ralph McInerny, popular author, editor and teacher, presents a novel of suspense, humor and spiritual insight about the Catholic Church rocked by schism, scandal and contested papal elections early in the third millennium.Thomas Lannan, the archbishop of Washington, D.C is threatened by a scandal dating from his youth just as he is named Cardinal The Pope dies before LaRalph McInerny, popular author, editor and teacher, presents a novel of suspense, humor and spiritual insight about the Catholic Church rocked by schism, scandal and contested papal elections early in the third millennium.Thomas Lannan, the archbishop of Washington, D.C is threatened by a scandal dating from his youth just as he is named Cardinal The Pope dies before Lannan and other nominees are inducted into the College and they are excluded from the conclave This leads to widespread criticism and the new pope, having enlarged the College of Cardinals considerably, is killed in a plane crash The next conclave elects the controversial Pope Timothy from Tanzania Schism threatens as the decadent West resists its marginalization because of the massive demographic shift to the east and south.In Avignon, an anti pope is elected Thomas Lannan, against the grain of his brother bishops, remains loyal to Timothy and rallies a remnant of the American church His moral triumph is threatened when he is accused of having fathered a child when he was a seminarian He becomes the subject of a sensational trial This issue will be settled by DNA evidence The suspense builds Did he or didn t he


Recent Comments "The Red Hat"

Good fun for Catholics and Church watchers. The author is a friend of my extended family so I've heard stories about him and his work. Lots of good insights about Vatican II. Most valuable to me was the image of the US Church among the Vatican and world theologians. The plot is much fun, politics (both US and church), culture, scandal, a kidnapping, an anti-pope. It's a little like "Thornbirds" with theology substituting for sex. McInerny goes overboard with obscure theology (at least obscure to [...]

Such a timely read as we awaited the election of a new pope. A great story, well told, about ambitions, conscience, power plays, and holiness.

Good description of lots of familiar MN sites and a great view of the Church. I loved his depiction of ND as a center of Catholic orthodoxy in America. :-)

a serious novel by McInerny. (who woulda thought) And a good one about priestly ambition


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