The Church has lost Her self-understanding; Catholics no longer understand who they are, what their role in history is, or what is their proper relationship to God. This has come about as the result of a devastating demolition of Catholic life, where Catholics cohabit, contracept, divorce, and abort at the same rate as non-Catholics, and in some cases at even higher rates.
Today's bishops are in a state of what one Canadian bishop has called "managing the decline." And there appears to be no end in sight to the decline. The culture has turned against Catholic morality and will soon turn completely against the Church itself. Litigation, legislation, and other forms of organized attacks will soon force Catholics to choose between apostasy and martyrdom.
This book is meant to help Catholics understand the nature of the crisis and the failure of leadership that has brought it about, and awaken Catholics to the serious need to get our spiritual lives in order if we wish to gain Heaven.