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It's interesting to see how far the Church has come since 1994, when this book was written. Critics have a short memory, and don't seem to want to compare the Church today with how it was a decade ago. If they did they'd see that it is quite on the rise. Other than a glimpse into the mid 1990's this book isn't really useful now, however. I found my attention lagging throughout the final chapters. It was neat to see so many quotes from then-Cardinal Ratzinger and Cardinal Arinze, and to still be ...more
Ralph Martin has been a leader in renewal movements in the Catholic Church for many years. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, he did graduate work in philosophy at Princeton University and holds an MA in Theology from Sacred Heart School of Theology in the Archdiocese of Detroit, a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at t ...moreMore about Ralph Martin...