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Summary

Nearly 40 years ago, Ralph Martin's best-selling 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, Martin uncovers the forces working to undermine the Body of Christ and offers hope to those looking for clarity.

A Church in Crisis covers:

  • 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

Powerfully written, A Church in Crisis reminds all listeners to heed Jesus' express command not to lead his children astray. With ample resources to encourage readers, Ralph Martin provides the solid foundation of Catholic teaching both Scripture and tradition to fortify Catholics against the errors that threaten us from all directions.

©2020 Ralph Martin (P)2020 Emmaus Road Publishing

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The Emperors New Clothes

Truth, the whole truth and nothing but the Truth….
As we seem to be living in the time of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” - where nearly everyone seems to have their heads in the sand, either indifferent or ignorant, and in denial that there is anything much wrong - this book should be enforced listening for EVERY Catholic lay person, every priest, every Bishop, every Cardinal AND the Pope. Martin is certainly right to identify the spirit of “Fear of Man” as having infiltrated the Church hierarchy, making most of the Bishops and Cardinals, at best, ineffective spiritual fathers and leaders.
This book gives me hope.

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  • Alexey Kutznetsov
  • 31-05-21

audio file has errors

At 43:43, chapter 3 the reader laughs hysterically, the rest of the reading is okay. This is a current events book and is a commentary on what's going on with the catholic church

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  • 18-05-21

Loved it! A must read for Catholics!

Thank you for all the hard work in getting this book to print. An excellent resource for lay men, clergy and seminarians. Delves into uncomfortable issues within the Church, while at the same time showing how there is always hope moving forward....

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  • Cameron Austin223
  • 04-08-21

A balanced and well studied work

This was an incredibly balanced and well-studied work that was also very well narrated by it's original author. For both those convinced that there are no problems within Christ's church and for those who feel nearly overwhelmed or dispirited by the problems they see within the church, or even just for anyone else of solid christian faith and an interest in Catholicism, this is a must read.