Who will have all men to be saved and tocome to the knowledge of the truth.
In the past five decades many things have happened to the Catholic Church fromradical changes in doctrine and liturgy to a host of scandals. Surveys show that manyCatholics do not hold the doctrines taught by the Catholic Church. The news regularlyechoes scandals among the clergy. Seeing all of this we cannot do anything but concludethat there is a problem; a crisis in the Catholic Church. But we know that Jesus promisedto be with the Church until the end of time, and that the gates of hell will not prevailagainst the Church.
We cannot say Jesus failed the Church, but we can say that menhave failed Jesus and His Church! To what extent have they failed? What can faithfulCatholics do to bring the Church back on course? This book intends to answer thesequestions.The first thing Catholics must do is to bring themselves in line with the teachingsof Jesus Christ 100 percent.
In fact, if we do not believe everything Jesus teachesthrough His Church, we are not Catholics, even if we claim to be. It is only in totalconformity to the teachings of Jesus that any solution can be found.What we must do is apply the teachings of Jesus to the current condition of theChurch. In order to do that, we must determine exactly what the current condition of theChurch is. And so, we will consider three things.First, we will determine what the teachings of Jesus and His Church are andwhere they can be found. Secondly, we will determine the current condition of theChurch; that is, the extent of the crisis. Finally, we will apply the teachings of Jesus andfind the solution, a solution that is in total conformity with the doctrines of the Divineand Catholic Faith.Before proceeding, let us all make a Novena to the Holy Ghost, asking Him toguide us as He has guided Catholics throughout two millennia. Let us apply the talentsGod has given us to this study of the Faith. Study is what we must do. Jesus foretold thatthere would be a time when
even the elect will be deceived.
There will come a time of confusion and ignorance. Fortunately, ignorance is a curable disease. Jesus hasestablished His Church on a firm rock. This will teach us all we need to know to dispelthe fog of confusion. In fact, Jesus commanded us to study:
when you see the
I Timothy 2:4
Matthew 16:18 and 28:19-20
Going therefore, teach ye all nations: baptizing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of theHoly Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. And behold I amwith you all days, even to the consummation of the world. Matthew 28:19-20