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Is There a Crisis in the Church Today? - Episode 06 - SSPX FAQ Videos.

sspx.org - “Is there a crisis within the Church today?" This question is essential; the attitude of Catholics today depends principally on its answer. It is a fact that the Catholic Church is suffering a grave crisis. In the 1960’s, at the time of the Second Vatican Council, there were hopes for a new springtime in the Church; exactly the opposite has come to pass. Thousands of priests have abandoned their office, and thousands of monks and religious have returned to secular life. There are very few vocations today in Europe and not many in North America either; countless seminaries, convents, and religious houses have closed their doors. Many parishes lack priests, and religious congregations are obliged to abandon schools, hospitals, and homes for the aged.

The Crisis within the Catholic Church is a crisis of faith. Fundamental Catholic truths such as belief in God, the divinity of Jesus Christ, heaven, purgatory, and hell are less and less believed in. Even Catholics regularly attending Mass deny these articles of faith.

Pope Paul VI lamented already on June 29, 1972, “Through some crack, the smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God.” Benedict XVI acknowledged also on Friday January 27 2012: “We are facing a profound crisis of faith, a loss of the religious sense that constitutes the greatest challenge to the Church today.”

This confusion about what is true and false leads to confusion about what is good and evil. Doctrinal confusion leads to moral confusion!

For further understanding and insight on this question, we recommend reading the book or listening to the Audiobook: “Open Letter to Confused Catholics”, which can be found at Angeluspress.org. We recommend also listening to the “2010 Conference Audio: The Defense of Tradition.”

Another great source we recommend is to read “Catechism of the Crisis” and the leaflet “Time Bombs of the Second Vatican Council”, also available at Angeluspress.org

For those who would like to study in depth the Crisis within the Church, we recommend reading: “Iota Unum” by Romano Amerio.

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-- Links to Recommended Resources --
Open Letter to Confused Catholics - angeluspress.org/Open-Letter-To-…

Open Letter to Confused Catholics (audiobook) - angeluspress.org/Audiobook-Open-…

2010 Angelus Press Conference Audio - angeluspress.org/2010-Conference-Audio

2010 Angelus Press Conference Audio (Digital Download) - angeluspress.org/Download-2010-Conference

Catechism of the Crisis - angeluspress.org/Catechism-Crisis

Time Bombs of the Second Vatican Council - angeluspress.org/Time-Bombs-Vatican-II

Iota Unum - angeluspress.org/Iota-Unum