Among the Ruins: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Catholic by Paul L. Williams

By Paul L. Williams

This severe assessment of the Roman Catholic Church because the pivotal adjustments initiated within the Sixties by way of Vatican II paints a irritating photo of decline and corruption. Dr. Paul L. Williams, a self-professed Tridentine or traditionalist Catholic, strains a few of the elements that experience triggered the Church to endure cataclysmic losses in all facets of its lifestyles and worship in contemporary many years. Williams illustrates the decline with telling facts exhibiting the stark distinction among the strong variety of clergy participants, parishes, colleges, and lively church-going Catholics in 1965 as opposed to the relatively paltry quantity this present day.

The writer is very severe of Popes Paul VI, John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis for directing the church thus far clear of its conventional teachings and for an absence of oversight that allowed corruption to fester. Symptomatic of this failure of management are the hot pedophilia scandals, the continuing monetary corruption, a homosexual prostitution ring contained in the Vatican, and felony investigations of connections among the Holy See and arranged crime.

This unflinching critique from a faithful, lifelong Catholic is a wakeup name to all Catholics to revive their church to its former degrees of ethical management and influence.

From the Hardcover edition.

Show description

Read or Download Among the Ruins: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Catholic Church PDF

Similar catholicism books

Our Moral Life in Christ

This faculty variation of Our ethical existence in Christ via Rev. Peter Armenio specializes in the individual and teachings of Christ and examines the ethical lifestyles from that point of view. Christian morality is not just for "knowing," but additionally for "living. " this can be a useful demeanour within which the spirit of Christ is made occur on this planet, therefore contributing to the development of society.

The Gargoyle Code

Now not due to the fact that Screwtape Letters has there been the sort of devastatingly diabolical number of correspondence. grasp Tempter Slubgrip writes day-by-day to trainee satan Dogwart--advising him at the temptation of a pressured younger Catholic, whereas he struggles to manage his personal ‘patient’--an older Catholic guy who's dealing with a significant ailment.

The Great Church Crisis and the End of English Erastianism, 1898-1906 (Routledge Studies in Modern British History)

This e-book lines the background of the "Church Crisis",? a clash among the Protestant and Anglo-Catholic (Ritualist) events in the Church of britain among 1898 and 1906. in this interval, expanding numbers of Britons embraced Anglo-Catholicism or even switched over to Roman Catholicism. Consequent fears that Catholicism used to be undermining the "Protestant"?

The Works of Mercy: The Heart of Catholicism

The Works of Mercy introduces readers to the seven corporal and 7 religious works of mercy, inviting readers to discover mercy in our daily lives. James Keenan defines mercy as “the willingness to go into into the chaos of another,” and it's one of many valuable components of the Christian religion. Over the centuries Christians have outlined themselves via feeding the hungry, garments the bare, and taking good care of the ailing.

Extra resources for Among the Ruins: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Catholic Church

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.58 of 5 – based on 46 votes