The last 40 years have been tumultuous ones for Catholicism. Seminaries emptied, priests and nuns left their vocations, people dissented from basic teachings, and children received poor catechesis. It didn't used to be this way. What happened? An unsung hero during his time, the late Fr. Richard Gilsdorf helps answer such questions by giving a precise and thorough explanation of developments in the Church since Vatican II. Indeed, no one can fully hope to understand the state of Catholicism today without this important work.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.