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Trojan Horse in the City of God: The Catholic Crisis Explained Hardcover – December, 1967
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Spirit of the age: the risk of infection for Christians
Again and again we find in this book that Von H reminds us not to be conformed to the Spirit of the Age but to be conformed to Christ. He reminds us that what is "in the air" in our culture may in fact be toxic for our spiritual lives and that if repentance and contrition for our sins are not at the centre of our Christian life, we risk being conformed to the world. Further, he argues that it has precisely been the agenda of so called progressive elements within the Church to adapt the Church to the age rather than the other way around.Read more ›
With extremely clear and concise writing we are lead to see the root causes of this crisis in the Church. The tendency of our bishops to misinterpret the vague writings of the Vatican II Council and lead us away from the previous legalism that was becoming pervasive to a radical swing to the progressive Catholicism we have today which is leading most away from true Catholic faith. The secularism that runs rampant in the new progressive Catholic Church is accomplishing what many schisms and opponents of the Church were never ever to successfully do. The author is able to expound upon the causes of the destructive trends that are afflicting the Church without being derisive of any individual.
It is still not too late to save what really matters to Catholics, our Faith. Read this book, hand a copy to every pastor you know and with the love of faith we can all help to restore the holiness of the Church. The author tries to remind us on what was and should be important to Catholics. This book is required reading for all Catholics.
He wrote in the Introduction to this 1967 book, "This book is addressed to all those who are still aware of the metaphysical situation of man, to those who have resisted brainwashing by secular slogans, who still possess the longing for God and are still conscious of a need for redemption... This book seeks to appeal to those in whom a sense of real depth and grandeur is to be found..."
He begins by stating that "the idea of a 'progressive Catholic' ... is an oxymoron." (Pg. 10) Later, he notes that "The Nicene Creed speaks with great simplicity and lucidity of this impenetrable mystery (the Incarnation). The Jesuit Karl Rahner, on the contrary, replaces this mystery with obscure, abstract speculation... (where) facts lose their preciseness and the mysteries are replaced by confusing rationalizations." (Pg. 171)
He decries "the great secularizing error of our time: the idea that religion should be adapted to man, rather than man to religion." (Pg. 198) He also rejects Teilhard de Chardin: "His success in wrapping a pantheistic, gnostic monism is Christian garments is most evident in The Divine Milieu." (Pg. 291)
The modern reprinting of von Hildebrand's books such as this one indicates their continuing relevance to many modern Catholics.
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This famous work by the saintly Von Hildebrand dissects the predominant philosophical and theological errors of Catholic liberals and dissenters after the Second Vatican Council. Read morePublished 7 months ago by J. Michael
I read this book hoping to get a clear-headed evaluation of Vatican II. I was under the misconception that this book primarily dealt with that. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Evan H.
"The Catholic Crisis" is pointed directly at Vatican II, but the author out of fear of offending the Catholic Church hierarchy seems to make his book an apology for the... Read morePublished on September 1, 2013 by kelly a gertino
This book warns against the madness that came into the Church in the wake of Vatican II, although he never directly criticizes Vatican II itself. Read morePublished on September 6, 2012 by Steve Benedict
One part of this book is an Appendix titled "Teilhard de Chardin: A False Prophet," which pretty much sums up Hildebrand's opinion of the latter's "Phenomenon of Man. Read morePublished on July 8, 2012 by C. J. Skamarakas
This book by Dietrich Von Hildebrand, a virtual shoe-in as a future 'Doctor of the Church', was written in 1967. Read morePublished on May 11, 2012 by 5thSealCatholic