Pope Fiction

Patrick Madrid

Language: English

Publisher: Basilica Press

Published: Feb 15, 1999


“As a Protestant Minister, I sincerely believed and enthusiastically taught almost all the papal fictions which this books so deftly unmasks [30 of them in this book]. In a very readable style, it catalogs and refutes those fictions charitably and completely. Had it been available when I first began to be drawn to the Church, my journey home would have been years shorter. Following Mr. Madrid's suggestion, let us pray that countless non-Catholics will read this book and recognize that the stone (rock) which they have rejected is indeed the cornerstone of the true Church of Jesus Christ.”

- Rev. Ray Ryland, Ph.D., J.D. – Franciscan University of Steubenville

“Throughout the centuries, the papal office has been the focus of many objections and condemnations. Mr. Madrid addresses many of these seemingly plausible arguments against the papacy, answering each of them with amazing clarity and readability. In a thorough fashion, each 'papal fable' is exposed for what it is and refuted. Pope Fiction is a powerful addition to one's library, a book that will never gather dust.”

- Deacon David Hess – co-author of Jesus, Peter & the Keys

Pope Fiction drives straight to the heart of the issue: Authority. It's the matter that most divides Christendom, especially Catholics and Protestants. This book addresses misconceptions about the papacy with a clear, organized, and readable style. Coming from an Evangelical Protestant background myself, I know these misunderstandings that surround the papacy well – they are legion. Pope Fiction couldn't be more timely, answering objections one at a time, and clearing the air for the beginning of the third millennium.”

- Stephen Ray – author of Crossing the Tiber and Upon this Rock