Pope Fiction: Answers to 30 Myths & Misconceptions About the Papacy

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The Papacy is one of the most misunderstood aspects of the Catholic Church, something that can be the last stumbling block on the journey of a convert. Here, best-selling author Patrick Madrid highlights 30 different misconceptions about the Papacy and provides insightful, honest, and detailed feedback for how to explain the truth behind these myths. He'll bring clarity to issues such as:

  • Where Peter's authority comes from and how it has been passed down through the generations
  • Papal infallibility
  •  The Church's false lable as "the Whore of Babylon"
  • How the reality of bad popes proves the divinity of the Church 
  • And many more!
With this book, you will gain a new understanding of the Papacy and foster a better appreciation for the role of our Holy Father, so that you can educate non-believers and those who misunderstand the truth. 

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About the Author:

Patrick Madrid is a life-long Catholic. He has authored or edited 16 Catholic books including Search and Rescue, Where is That in the Bible, and the acclaimed Surprised by Truth series. Patrick serves as the Director of the Envoy Institute, which is dedicated to teaching Catholics how to explain their Faith more intelligently, defend it more charitably, and share it more effectively.

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“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



“As an Evangelical pastor, I believed and proclaimed many of the misconceptions that are so thoroughly answered in this timely book. Now, as a Catholic, I’m very happy to see the release of Pope Fiction. It dispels those common misconceptions so effectively. Patrick Madrid’s presentation of these common myths about the papacy is concise, complete, and includes a welcome tinge of humor.  I highly recommend this book to all those who are looking for truth. They’ll find it here.”

-  Marcus Grodi – host of “The Journey Home” television program, director of the Coming Home Network

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