Crisis in Culture

How Secularism is Becoming a Religion


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In this timely and penetrating book, Fr. George Rutler shows how the West's decades-long cultural assault against Christianity is finally reaching its inevitable conclusion: the self-destruction of our culture and society.

Fr. Rutler sees the past thirty years as a moral “cold war” between Christians and those for whom personal behavior is of lesser concern than one's “good intentions.” He explains how relativism and its consequent dictatorship of feeling spun civilization on its head by denying the relevance — and the very existence — of God. Indeed, it seeped into the remotest corners of society and, over time, led our entire culture into a full-on rebellion against our Creator. 

The good news is that Fr. Rutler believes we can emerge from the rubble of civilization, but first there must be a battle between those who are inspired by God and those who are haunted by Him. This deadly winter — which has already begun descending — will be followed by the peace and joy of spring, but only if we turn our hearts to the Lamb of God. 

In these fascinating pages, you'll also learn:

  • Why the Catholic Faith is the only means by which civilization can be restored

  • Why the twentieth century saw more martyrs than all previous Christian centuries combined

  • What happens when we let the government, rather than the Church, become our “Mother”

  • The difference between nostalgia and tradition

  • The most important virtue for young people today

  • Why, after so much slow disintegration, we are still waiting for true renewal in the Church

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  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-68278-115-9
  • Product Code: Q81159
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Publication Date: October 15, 2020
  • Categories: New Releases, Culture and Politics, EWTN Publlishing
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5.0 out of 5 stars 13 Important Essays on the Culture - subtitle is "How Secularism is Becoming a Religion"
Fr. George Rutler is a man living in our time who through his study of history and literature can see the future coming, and apply the timeless lessons of our faith. He has such a informal, unpretentious style. Here's a taste :"I go through many airports, and in one airport I noticed a sign that said "Shine $3.00; Supershine $4.00" I asked the proprietor of that stand what the difference was and he said "Attitude".
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A Year with Fr. Rutler bundle

A Year with Fr. Rutler

This prized set features nearly four hundred of Fr. Rutler's most brilliant and cherished homilies and other writings, carefully organized to follow the liturgical year of the Catholic Church.


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