i have about 50 more pages to read. i would recommend this book. it is not a light summer reading book, it deals with some heavy topics and takes concentration.
it tells a lot about what has been going on inside the Church since Vatican II i think - although it is a work of fiction. the battle between the progressives and those who want to remain true to the tradition of the Roman Catholic Church.
it centers around two priests who are brothers. one has become a priest and loves his faith and the Church and the other was going into the priesthood, but took a different path
and studies economics.
it deals a lot with the vision of Fatima and everything that was happening with the Soviet Union and Gorbachev and Yeltsin. it helps to have a knowledge of the current events that happened in the late 80’s and 90’s.
JPII is the Pope in this novel. there are groups who definitely want to do away with the Papacy. he knows he has enemies.
i don’t want to give away too much, but this is definitely a good read. if you already have it, i would suggest you read it. i think i remember you from a thread i started many months ago about philosophy and religion and you are intelligent, so i think you can understand the points this book is trying to make.
hopefully, this thread will still be available tomorrow. i hope to finish it today, but can’t promise. i think you would like it.