Phoenix From The Ashes is a comprehensive look at the state of the Catholic Church since the Second Vatican Council — one of a series of repeated periods of moral and intellectual crisis to which it has yielded in its history. It includes a chapter on the Council that describes how Pope Paul VI diverted it by placing it under the exclusive control of European liberals.
Another equally close study is devoted to the liturgical “reform” entrusted by the same pope to a group of radicals whose work weakened the spiritual and devotional legacy of the faithful. Following these changes, the loss of orthodox teaching produced a grave crisis in both clergy and laity. However, the movement of return to tradition promises a revival of the full Catholic life of the Church.
Catholic readers now have a complete and eminently accessible account of the last 50 years of momentous changes in the Church, right up to the pontificates of Benedict XVI and Francis I.