Well, “we” (meaning me) don’t think anything yet of the book, because we haven’t read it. All we have done is listen to the author on numerous radio programs, such as The Ark, The Religion Report and Sunday Nights. You can see what Brian Coyne thinks here, for one, and here is another take from the History News Network but I would be interested in hearing from anyone else on the matter.
It seems to me that he isn’t quite what the beatification cause is looking for in the way of “defence” of the late Pontiff, yet he certainly heads in that direction. I guess I would like to read it with the results of the Pave the Way Conference recently held in Rome by my side.
But here is the question that a priest put to me this afternoon: “Which is more saintly: to have spoken out with the only result being the deaths of many more people, or to be silent in the face of pressure to speak and to do what one possibly could to save those one possible could?”
Who can say? As Rabbi Cohen said: “God is judge”.