It took nearly two millennia for the enemies of the Catholic Church to realize they could not successfully attack the Church from the outside. Indeed, countless nemeses from Nero to Napoleon succeeded only in creating sympathy and martyrs for our Catholic Faith.
That all changed in the mid-19th century, when clandestine societies populated by Modernists and Marxists hatched a plan to subvert the Catholic Church from within. Their goal: to change Her doctrine, Her liturgy, and Her mission.
In this captivating and carefully documented book, Dr. Taylor Marshall pulls back the curtain on their nefarious plan, showing how these enemies of Christ strategically infiltrated the seminaries, then the priesthood, then the episcopacy, and eventually the cardinal-electors – all with the eventual goal of electing one of their own as pope.
You'll come to see that the seemingly endless scandals plaguing the Church are not the result, as so many think, of cultural changes, or of Vatican II, but rather the natural consequences of an orchestrated demonic plot to destroy the Church.
In these gripping pages, you'll discover:
- How popes of the 1800s discovered a plot to infiltrate the Church
- How theologians suspected of being Modernists became Vatican powerbrokers.
- How modifications in Catholic canon law enabled predator priests like Theodore McCarrick to stay in positions of power.
- How Our Lady of La Salette gave a prophetic warning of the plot to infiltrate the Church.
- How the chief architect of liturgical reforms was discovered to be a Freemason.
- Archbishop Fulton Sheen's role in exposing the Communist infiltration of the priesthood.
- How the confusing history of the Third Secret of Fatima relates to the infiltration of the Catholic Church.
- That Pope Paul VI explained that Vatican II was not infallible.
- How Pope Paul VI revoked the voting rights of cardinals over 80, thus guaranteeing that all voting cardinals were appointed by him.
- Why Cardinal Ratzinger left the "New Theologians" to become a defender of tradition.
- How the criteria for sainthood shifted from a person's historical acts to his personal beliefs.
- The complex roots of the St. Gallen Mafia and how they plotted to modify Catholic doctrine and elect Pope Francis.
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About the Author
Dr. Taylor Marshall earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Dallas with his dissertation titled “Thomas Aquinas on Natural Law and the Twofold Beatitude of Humanity.” He is a best-selling author of eight books including: The Eternal City: Rome & the Origins of Catholic Christianity (Saint John Press, 2012), The Crucified Rabbi: Judaism and the Origins of Catholic Christianity (Saint John Press, 2009), The Catholic Perspective on Paul (Saint John Press, 2010), and Thomas Aquinas in 50 Pages: A Layman’s Quick Guide to Thomism (Saint John Press, 2014). He has also published fictional works.
Dr. Marshall and his wife live in Texas with their eight children. He is the Founder of both the New Saint Thomas Institute and the Troops of Saint George.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Out of all the periods in Church history, the century that seems to be least understood and most shrouded in mystery is oddly enough the 20th century. Reading a history of the Church in the 20th century has always felt incomplete, like the pieces weren't all coming together. It was a century of unimaginable change in the Church, yet no history can fully explain what led up to these earth shattering changes. How did the Church so completely reject so much of its tradition and doctrine? Historians have a rather clear picture of the Church in the 13th century during the tumultuous Pontificate of Boniface VIII and the Church in the 4th century as it combated the Arian heresy. Some details of the Church's doing is these centuries might have been lost but we understand the general zeitgeist of the period. Why then is it that the century closest to our time is so poorly understood? What pieces are missing? Dr. Marshall's book excellently fills in the gaps to help us understand just what happened during this important time. While the book begins with an overview of communist and free-masonic ideas and agendas it quickly moves into examining the history of prominent cardinals as well as every pontiff from Leo XIII to Francis. In this way it prevents itself from reading like a tinfoil hat conspiracy theory and instead moves from prelate to prelate citing personal biographies and communications to show that each one became more and more open to secular and modernist ideas all the way up until our current time. In this way Dr. Marshall is able to track these ideas and see where they infiltrated the Church and who propagated them. There is no doubt that modernism, socialism and secularism have entered the Church. You don't need Dr. Marshall's to tell you that, simply go to mass at the nearest Church, watch the liturgy and listen to the homily. What this book does is pinpoint how these ideas entered the Church and helps us understand how things came to be how they are.
This book gives the answers to the question "How did it ever get this bad?" Read and GET WOKE!
There are not enough words in the English language to express adequately how good – or needed – this book is. For all of you who spend your days frustrated, not understanding why the Catholic Church is in the state it’s in, this book is for you. Many of us have been told, many times, that the problems in today’s Church “go back to Vatican II.” But Dr. Marshall makes clear that the problems go WAY back before that. In a book that is easy to read, and never dull, Dr. Marshall walks us through the chronology of the last 150+ years, leading up to the present day. He covers all the major events (good and bad) and the major players (good and bad) that you may have heard something about, but definitely need to know about. They’re all in this book. He shares details of the last 12 pontificates you probably didn’t know – but need to. After reading this book you’ll go from “I don’t understand why the Church is in the state it’s in” to “Ohhhh, NOW I get it!” And after you get there, Dr. Marshall outlines a positive way forward, so you no longer have to spend your days being frustrated. Read it, re-read it, then get it for family and friends. And after everyone has read it, we will all be much closer, FINALLY, to being on the same page.
Now we know what happened to the old Catholic Church we loved!