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

By Paul L. Williams

This serious overview of the Roman Catholic Church because the pivotal adjustments initiated within the Nineteen Sixties by way of Vatican II paints a anxious photograph of decline and corruption. Dr. Paul L. Williams, a self-professed Tridentine or traditionalist Catholic, strains a number of the elements that experience brought on the Church to endure cataclysmic losses in all features of its lifestyles and worship in fresh many years. Williams illustrates the decline with telling data displaying the stark distinction among the strong variety of clergy contributors, parishes, faculties, 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 to date 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 continued 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.

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