Nearly forty years ago, Ralph Martin’s bestselling A Crisis of Truth exposed the damaging trends in Catholic teaching and preaching that, combined with attacks from secular society, threatened the mission and life of the Catholic Church. While much has been done to counter false teaching over the last four decades, today the Church faces even more insidious threats—from outside and within.
In A Church in Crisis: Pathways Forward, Martin offers a detailed look at the growing hostility to the Catholic Church and its teaching. With copious evidence, he uncovers the forces working to undermine the Body of Christ and offers hope to those looking for clarity.
Some of the topics covered in this book include:
- Polarization in the Church caused by ambiguous teachings
- Initiatives that accommodate the culture without calling for conversion
- Vatican-sponsored partnerships with organizations that actively contradict the teaching of the Catholic Church, and
- The recycling of theological errors long settled by Vatican II, Pope St. John Paul II, and Pope Benedict XVI
Hardcover. 536 pages.
Ralph Martin is the president of Renewal Ministries and Director of Graduate Theology Programs in Evangelization and a professor of theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in the Archdiocese of Detroit. He holds a doctorate in theology from the Angelicum University in Rome. Pope Benedict XVI appointed Martin as a Consultor to the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization. He was also appointed as a peritus for the Synod on the New Evangelization which was held in Rome in 2012. Martin is the author of the bestselling The Fulfillment of All Desire and several other books. He and his wife Anne reside in Ann Arbor, Michigan and are the parents of six and grandparents of nineteen.