August 29, 2005
Catholicism Is Under Siege According to Author: Have Hostile Forces Infiltrated and Taken Control of the Catholic Church?
Itís not just criticism of Church policy or defrocked priests that have created this greatest crisis, according to AJ West. "Itís really evident that some other forces are at work here other than human immorality," he says. He believes, as have others, that the destruction of the Church has been the goal of a number of forces for many years. "Modernists have infected everything within the Church from its theology, its liturgy, its moral teachings to its dogmas and doctrines," West says. It is all part of a conspiracy, if you will, to destroy the church from within.
(PRWEB) August 27, 2005 -- Dealing with crises is certainly nothing new for Roman Catholicism. It has been besieged with one thing or another since its beginning. From the widespread "Arian Heresy" of around A.D. 315-380 which denied the divinity of Christ to Martin Lutherís theses nailed to the door of the Wittenberg Church in 1517 which began the Reformation, the Church has constantly battled to remain true to its basic tenets and ward-off destruction both from within and without.
In more recent years, the Church has faced pressure because of its stand on social issues such as abortion, and even more dramatically, felt the sting of public outcry over the much-publicized priest sex scandals. "In fact," says A.J. West, a Roman Catholic author, philosopher, theologian, and historian, "this is the worst crisis the Church has ever experienced."
Itís not just criticism of Church policy or defrocked priests that have created this greatest crisis, according to West. "Itís really evident that some other forces are at work here other than human immorality," he says. He believes, as have others, that the destruction of the Church has been the goal of a number of forces for many years. "Modernists have infected everything within the Church from its theology, its liturgy, its moral teachings to its dogmas and doctrines," West says. It is all part of a conspiracy, if you will, to destroy the church from within.
But unlike the Arian Heresy of long ago, these forces do not directly attack Church doctrine; they reinterpret them. "They will say the same thing, but mean something completely different," says West. "Through this method they have been able to subvert the faith of millions." This modernist relativism seeks to deny that there are absolutes. Morals, truths, and doctrines are all relative.
West says the Freemasons had as their purpose in the 1800ís, "to transform society, and eventually through society, the Catholic Church, into a more humanist, secular, and man-centered religion." Last century, Communists set in motion an even more direct and sinister plot, "to change the Church from within." According to West, they have done so by infiltrating the Church itself with people steeped in relativism.
The result, says West, is the Church of today, which drifts further and further from its Roman Catholic tenets allowing such things as homosexual and even pedophile priests. This public embarrassment is the outward manifestation of an inner infection.
To bring this crisis to light, West wrote Wolves Among the Ruins: The Prince Dethroned, in which he provides insights about changes in the Church in the last 50 years as well as the plot to corrupt it. Reading the book, he says, will give readers of any religious point-of-view, an understanding of the "significance of what has happened to Western Civilization as a whole, because the same forces corrupting the Church have infiltrated themselves into every facet of government and education to set the stage for a New World Order." Written as a theological thriller and suspenseful page-turner, surpassing fictional novels like The Da Vinci Code in factual accuracy, Westís book offers new provocative revelations for readers to consider and proves once again the truth is more interesting than mere fiction.
Just opening Westís book makes one wonder about mysterious plots and the supernatural. The book was released by Publish America on March 28 of this year; just eight days before the death of the Pope John Paul on April 5. The opening line of the first chapter of the book is, "Pope John Paul was dead."
For a review copy of the book or to set up an interview with AJ West for a story, please contact Jay Wilke at 727-443-7115, ext. 223.