Sermons in Times of Crisis: Twelve Homilies to Stir Your Soul
Rev. Paul D. Scalia
TAN Books. 196 pages
The Church today is in crisis. But when has it ever not been? Roman persecutions, Christological heresies, EastWest divisions, the Crusades, the Avignon papacy, and the Reformation are only a few of the challenges that long predated the post-Vatican II controversies and sexual abuse crisis. Yet the Church survives and even thrives, as Christ had promised. Here is a collection of great homilies of history addressing troubled times, from great pastors who are now Church Doctors and saints like St. Augustine, St. John Chrysostom, St. John Henry Newman, and others like Jacques-Benigne Bossuet to more contemporary leaders like Pope St. John Paul II, Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko, and then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. Reading these pages buoys hope.