Signs of the Times
Fr. Richard W. Gilsdorf
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An Adventure through the Tumultous Happenings of Vatican II
The Signs of the Times Book Review
The last 50 years have been confusing, tumultuous ones for Catholicism. Seminaries emptied, priests and nuns left their vocations, people dissented from basic teachings, and children received poor catecheses. What happened?
This book answers that question. Part history, part Bible study, part apologetics manual, part Marian devotional, part catechism, The Signs of the Times is all profound insight into our turbulent times. As such, it is not only an eye-opening and truly important book for any Catholic, it is the key to comprehending the state of the Church in America today and to gaining a sense of hope for her future.
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During the six years I served as bishop of Green Bay, I came to know Fr. Richard Gilsdorf as a holy priest, a Scripture scholar, teacher, and pastor, as well as a friend and confidant whose opinion and insights I valued. He was faithful and loyal to the teachings of the Church and had a zeal for communicating the faith to others. This collection of his writings will both inspire and challenge any reader. He stretched my thinking and enlarged my heart; I trust he will do the same for you. -- Adam Cardinal Maida, Archbishop of Detroit
Fr. Gilsdorf was a priest's priest, and was one of the first to grasp the crisis that gripped the Church after the Council. In one instance, he wrote an article for my magazine called The Plight of the Papist Priest (included in this book). Its impact was so great, it was translated into five languages, and people requested it for over 20 years. Readers of this volume will find this sort of unique perspective. --Fr. Kenneth Baker, S.J.