Many who are concerned today about the state of the Catholic Church point to the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965).
For some the Council represents "a Second Pentecost"; to others, however, it represents "a Second Crucifixion."For the former the latter are dissident, disobedient and even schismatic; for the latter the former are modernist, heretical and even apostate.
How is it possible that a Church Council could provoke such turmoil and such profound hostility amongst the faithful? Is it a matter of misunderstanding? Is it a matter of interpretation? Or is it a question of Dogma misrepresented and distorted?
Simon Galloway's informative reference handbook is the first of its kind. It compares the authoritative pronouncements of the Church both before and after Vatican II, in a convenient double-column format.
At the turn of a page, the reader can judge for himself which is the correct diagnosis of today's crisis. It presents the evidence clearly and concisely, while aggressively challenging those who declare: "There is no crisis in the Church".