TESTIMONIALS & REFLECTIONS
Fred Hall Sr.
"A powerful and provocative story...a very enlightening history of the Church and its evolution. I pray it reaches the right people."
"Excellent book and very important story. Entertaining, suspenseful and well researched. The historical journey provided through the characters was very effective and gives real meaning to historical 'facts' we may have once learned, but forgotten, about the Church, Napoleon's war-mongering and the infamous Inquisition. The "Big Truth" about the treatment of women in the Church really hits home and is reflective of Pascal's words: "Plus que ca change, plus que c'est la meme chose."
"Started reading Paul's book and I am already in love with Madeleine and very upset at the Monsignor!"
Roger. P Michaud
"Loved it! A finely crafted blend of historical perspective woven into a captivating story of a woman’s struggle against the hierarchy of the Church. Pits conscience against concession to Papal authority in a well written story that brings the principal character, Madeleine, on a collision course with the realities of her time. Could not put this book down!!!"
Esther T. Turner
"You, Paul, are writing about something of importance to me. In the early 2000's when the extent of child abuse at the hands of clergy was being revealed, I was still identifying as a member of the Roman Catholic Church. It was not the child abuse by priests nor the mismanagement by church leaders that precipitated my exit.
The Pope acknowledged the need to expand the pool of people eligible to enter the priesthood. He spoke about allowing married men to be ordained. He also confirmed that there would be no change to the church's stance on women in the priesthood. Women are not allowed.
That was it. I had spent all my adult life encouraging women to become fully engaged in the world. I visited schools to inform them of jobs in manufacturing and in engineering. I mentored them where I worked.
I could not be a member any longer of an organization that excluded women from its most influential and prestigious positions. I left.
Thank you for writing the book that I have been waiting for."
"I have read and very much enjoyed Madeleine's Inquisition. I could sum up my impressions in one word: MASTERFUL. But that would not do the work justice. So I have put together some reflections, which are attached. Even they are not adequate but they come from the heart."
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"What a great book! I enjoyed reading every single page. Your book is an interesting blend of historic fact and and drama driven by colorful characters. I was particularly shocked by how badly the Catholic Church treated woman. What a change in church doctrine from its original creation. The torture scenes are vivid and a disgrace on many in the clergy gone mad for money and power.
Madeline Moreau, Marc Moreau and family come alive with your in depth character development. Their interactions during Napoleon's invasion of Russia and the Catholic Church's corruption and immorality towards woman are brutally honest and and well researched. The suffering of the French people is not easily forgotten. I also liked your symbolic ending. The goodness in some people demonstrates the enduring survival of humanity against all odds.
You should be very proud of all the documentation and writing you completed for this book. My compliments!"
"Paul, just finished your excellent book which I enjoyed very much. (And thanks for the happy ending, I was fearing the worst). That bastard monsignor, the sweet revenge, I was a little reminded of Edmond Dantes, with the hurried nighttime carriage rides, rushing to the coast , and I learned a lot about history. You brought it all to life so well. Congratulations and thanks."