Sunday, August 15, 2010

Two Towers - the de-Christianization of America and a Plan for Renewal

by John D. Meehan (co-founder and former President of Magdalen College, Warner, NH.)

On December 22nd 2005, Pope Benedict XVI met with the Roman curia and discussed the impact of the 2nd Vatican Council on the Church. Our Holy Father said that there were two interpretations of the Council. One is of "hermeneutics of discontinuity and rupture" ... "between the pre-conciliar and post-conciliar Church." (We have all seen and suffered much from this false interpretation). The second interpretation is "the hermeneutics of reform" and is undertaken with a view to tradition.

This was a most important address by our Holy Father, rejecting "discontinuity and rupture" - "the spirit of Vatican II", in favor of a reading of the Vatican II documents in light of, and in continutity with, 2000 years of Church tradition.

John Meehan, in his book, Two Towers, proposes a plan to implement the documents of Vatican II in light of and in continuity with the tradition of the Church.

But first, he uncovers the deep-seated historical and cultural roots of the crisis in the Catholic Church in America - showing how the Two Towers of Faith and Morals have been separated.

Mr. Meehan makes the case that the crisis will be resolved with the true implementation of Vatican II, especially with respect to the laity, catechesis, and liturgy.

Russell Shaw says: "John Meehan's Two Towers is a carefully reasoned, deeply felt, and frequently moving analysis of the present-day crisis of the Catholic Church and what must be done to respond to the challenge. It deserves a place in the growing body of literature that not only urges the authentic renewal of the Church according to the mind of Vatican Council II, but cogently explains how to carry it out."

192 pages Softcover.

$8.00 (regularly $14.95)