Vatican II was supposed to herald a Golden Age in the Catholic Church--yet in the thirty years since it ended, chaos & dissension have rocked the pulpits and emptied the pews. Today, theologians rise against the Pope, laymen turn away in dismay and confusion.
McInerney cuts through conventional wisdom to reveal the council's true message--a message which, if widely known, would send shock waves through both the conservative and liberal wings on the Church...and would bring many Catholics back to the practice of the Faith.
After Vatican II, instead of enjoying the expected renaissance, the Church seemed to fall apart: priests and bishops rejected Church teachings, convents and seminaries emptied, and laypeople were thrown into confusion. I vividly remember my own dismay when I discovered that although I had entered the Catholic Church because I had come to see (with Cardinal Newman's help) the necessity for a teaching authority, large numbers of Catholics were chafing under that authority and yearning for an illusory freedom. This strange rebellion in the post-Vatican II Church is examined and blisteringly rebuked in Ralph McInerny's What Went Wrong with Vatican II. McInerny contends that the problem wasn't Vatican II itself, which, as an ecumenical council, enjoyed the protection of the Holy Spirit. The problem, he argues, came afterward: with Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI's restatement of the Church's constant teaching that artificial contraception is immoral. Instead of greeting it with respect and obedience, a large group of clergy dissented publicly from Humanae Vitae and touched off a civil war in the Church as they competed with the Vatican for the obedience of the faithful.
In this crucial book, McInerny traces the problem and shows what we must do now to restore the Church.
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Book Description Sophia Institute Press, 1998. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0918477794
Book Description Sophia Institute Press, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New; "The clearest and most comprehensive argument against the theological dissenters ever written." Vatican II was supposed to herald a Golden Age in the Catholic Church- yet in the thirty years since it ended, chaos, and dissension have rocked the pulpits and emptied the pews. Today, theologians rise against the Pope; laymen turn away in dismay and confusion. Bookseller Inventory # 140803K
Book Description Sophia Institute Press, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0918477794
Book Description Sophia Institute Press, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1ST. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0918477794
Book Description Sophia Institute Press, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 168 pages. 8.25x5.75x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0918477794
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Book Description Sophia. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Crisis magazine called this book:"The clearest and most comprehensive argument against the theological dissenters ever written." This riveting book will show you why the Church has been in crisis since the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) — and what must be done about it. Dr. Ralph McInerny here reveals the causes of the devastation in the Church. You’ll discover that Vatican II didn’t: • Teach a new Faith• Do away with Tradition• Set up a new, democratic Church• Give Catholics permission to disagree with the Church in the name of conscience.Read this dramatic narrative to learn how the council was hijacked and how interpretation of its decrees has been controlled since then by Catholics with an agenda different from what the council taught. Best of all, you’ll learn from Ralph McInerny what must be done now to take back the council and the Church."One of the best explanations of what has happened within the Church over the last thirty-five years. An important book."Religious Life "Remarkably even-handed, sober, and engaging . . . a hopeful book."First Things"A book to be reread, studied, and used as a springboard for further thought on the matter."Fellowship of Catholic Scholars QuarterlyAmong the many eye-opening things you’ll learn:• Why theologians invoke the so-called "spirit • of Vatican II" — against what the council really says • Why John XXIII wanted a council: it wasn’t to "throw open Church windows to the modern world"! • Authority in the Church: how confusion about it began — and the steps that have to be taken to end it now• Humanae Vitae: the appalling story of how the birth-control encyclical was used to start a revolution in the Church — and overwhelm the real message of Vatican II • Rejecting the council: why this is not a legitimate option for faithful Catholics• The one essential point you must know about the council if you are to understand its significance for the Church in our time — and help restore the Church Number of Pages: 176. book. Bookseller Inventory # B2287