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If they ever make a movie, “The Vatican”, the promo text goes, you know who may play the villain? Pope Benedict XVI. Veteran U.S. radio broadcaster Pat McMahon interviews Daniel Gawthrop about his new book, The Trial of Pope Benedict. Their free-wheeling discussion covers everything from the promise of Vatican II to the Great Disillusionment, from closeted gay […]


Forgive me, author, for I have sinned: signing for old pal and Vancouver Sun reporter Kevin Griffin.

VANCOUVER—About seventy-five friends, colleagues, Gawthrop family members, fellow writers, and other readers showed up at Pat’s Pub on June 25 to celebrate the launch of The Trial of Pope Benedict. The place was packed. There were lots of happy reunions, there was a fabulous introduction from Carellin Brooks, and there was a reading. There was […]

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Arsenal Pulp Press and Daniel Gawthrop are proud to announce the launch event for Daniel’s long-awaited book, The Trial of Pope Benedict: Joseph Ratzinger and the Vatican’s Assault on Reason, Compassion, and Human Dignity. Details: Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 Place: Pat’s Pub & Brewhouse, 403 East Hastings, Vancouver Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., event begins […]


February 16, 2013 Daniel Gawthrop discusses Pope Benedict on CJAD 800 AM radio (Montreal) Daniel Gawthrop joins New York author Amanda Marcotte and host Todd van der Heyden for a “Viewpoints” discussion on the meaning of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, his overall legacy, and the social relevance of Roman Catholicism today. Interview part one and […]


Daniel Gawthrop reads at “Word on the Street” festival


WRITING FOR CHANGE–Daniel Gawthrop reads excerpts from “Dear Joe”, a satirical critique of Pope Benedict, in CUPE’s tent during the 2011 “Word on the Street” festiva”l, on September 25, 2011. The other writers were Charles Demers and Derrick O’Keefe. VANCOUVER — Daniel Gawthrop joined fellow authors Charles Demers and Derrick O’Keefe “under the tent” at this […]

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