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PRAISE

"Wonderfully sacrilegious." - Joe R. Mcauley

"This was a great book. . . . infused with humor and biting wit.It is also a great expose of Catholicism and its many irrationalities and absurdities. As a fellow ex-Catholic who also enjoys calling out the Catholic Church, I can't recommend this book enough." - Alexander

"I absolutely LOVED this book. . . . I highly recommend it to any Catholic who is considering recovering from his condition, and definitely to any atheist, agnostic, or humanist who wants to get the "inside drum" on these religious nutters." - Philip G. Harding

"A great . . . book all "recovering Catholics" should read. In fact it should be required reading for anybody who considers themselves Holy. Brilliant insight & questions every Catholic should ask themselves." - Robert Kennemer

Joe Wenke is an extraordinary writer and his work is not only refreshingly thorough, but truly heartfelt and brilliantly precise. "Papal Bull" is not just for those who have questions or doubts about their childhood belief system, but also those who seek to learn the truths behind certain interpretations that we were taught while growing up (and told to never, ever question). This book is an enlightening journey (for both the author and the reader) that was tenderly written by an exceptional person who is not afraid to let others know about what occurs in so many families, causing a great deal of pain and uncertainty. It is something that should be read by anyone and everyone, regardless of their religion or how they were raised/told by others to believe. It resonated with my heart and allowed me to free a part of myself that I was letting down by not being true to who I really am, and helped to affirm that events that occurred in my past were not my imagination and were actually quite real. I now have the ability to understand more of other people's motives behind their actions, thanks to this book. read more - Jules (Amazon customer)

"A great and sometimes funny book all "recovering Catholics" should read. In fact it should be required reading for anybody who considers themselves Holy. Brilliant insight & questions every catholic should ask themselves." - Robert Kennemer (Amazon customer)

"If you wonder why a "merciful" God created a no-exit-ever hell or if you entertain thoughts of how boring the traditional religious notion of heaven might be, you will meet a savagely witty ally in Wenke's book." -Joe Meyers, CTPost

"Ex-Catholics will love this book, it is an amazing satire of the Catholic Church. Every bit as funny as You Got To Be Kidding! I highly recommend." -Holly Michele

"For some reason, I kept falling into a George Carlin voice as I read the book." -Joseph Spuckler

"I love this book! It is not only informative but funny as hell." -Rick Martin

"Funny, clever and spot on." -V. Kennedy

"Papal Bull is brilliant and funny, well-researched and informative. . . . [Dr. Wenke] writes with humor that is at once scathing, insightful and absurd. His recounting of stories from Catholic grade school made me laugh out loud." -Lori Giampa

"A must read Excellent!" -Carole

"A cutting, satirical look at Catholic beliefs regarding saints, Mary, birth control, the treatment of women, and of course the huge scandalous cover-up of molestation." -Tiffany A. Harkleroad

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