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5.0 out of 5 stars Masterful Explanation for the current Crisis in the Church
Ralph McInerny does a terrific job in explaining why the Catholic Church has been falling apart since 1968. It was not the 2nd Vatican Council that caused it, but it was the dissent that first appeared in 1968 after Pope Paul VI had issued "Humanae Vitae." McInerny furthermore mentions what can be done to fix what went wrong. A fantastic complement to von...
Published on 10 Oct. 1998

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2.0 out of 5 stars Limitations and weak arguments
I like very much McInerny's thomistic writings, but was disappointed by this book. McInerny explains the post-Vatican II Catholic by a rejection of the encyclical on contraception. But there seem to be many more factors (rejection of orthodoxy & apologetics by much of the clergy, which became liberal instead.) Besides he does not answer the problem about the...
Published on 3 Sept. 1999

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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterful Explanation for the current Crisis in the Church, 10 Oct. 1998
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This review is from: What Went Wrong with Vatican II?: The Catholic Crisis Explained (Paperback)
Ralph McInerny does a terrific job in explaining why the Catholic Church has been falling apart since 1968. It was not the 2nd Vatican Council that caused it, but it was the dissent that first appeared in 1968 after Pope Paul VI had issued "Humanae Vitae." McInerny furthermore mentions what can be done to fix what went wrong. A fantastic complement to von Hildebrand's "Trojan Horse in the City of God," "What Went Wrong With Vatican II" is a must-read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another illuminating read by Ralph McInerny., 16 Oct. 1999
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Fascinating stuff! I wish I'd found him before now!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Limitations and weak arguments, 3 Sept. 1999
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This review is from: What Went Wrong with Vatican II?: The Catholic Crisis Explained (Paperback)
I like very much McInerny's thomistic writings, but was disappointed by this book. McInerny explains the post-Vatican II Catholic by a rejection of the encyclical on contraception. But there seem to be many more factors (rejection of orthodoxy & apologetics by much of the clergy, which became liberal instead.) Besides he does not answer the problem about the encyclical in question. If he wants to defend it, then he should try to show that the teachings on contraception were right, it does not seem possible to defend this, so he simply appeals to the authority of papal infallibility (a doctrine launched last century by a pope who had no vision and very bad diplomatic relations with Italy, and sought to reinforce his power by declaring himself infallible.) I think that if the Catholic problem is to be solved, it will be by concentrating on apologetics and good philosophy (like McInerny does in other books), but also on rejecting the absurd dogma that were made at the end of last century (papal infallibility, anti-Biblical teachings about Mary, etc.)
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