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  The Inside Story of Vatican II--Formerly Titled: The Rhine Flows into the Tiber by Fr. Ralph M. Wiltgen, S.V.D.
The Inside Story of Vatican II--Formerly Titled: The Rhine Flows into the Tiber by Fr. Ralph M. Wiltgen, S.V.D.


 
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Unbiased, definitive, popularly written history of Vatican II. Tells it like it really happened. A firsthand account of the council's inner workings.  Filled with facts. Totally absorbing. Shows the efforts of the "Rhine Fathers" to take control of the Council.  Crucial to understand what is shaping the Church today. TAN Books.   This is an unparalleled eyewitness account of just what transpired at the Second Vatican Council. The author's integrity and objectivity won him exclusive interviews with a great number of the Cardinal and Bishops, whatever their allegiance within the Council. The title neatly sums up the fact that Vatican II, and the documents of Vatican II, were shaped largely by the liberal ideas of the Fathers from the Rhine lands. In The Rhine Flows into the Tiber, the strategies of the liberals in promoting their ideas come through on every page. Father Wiltgen's journalistic masterpiece shows clearly the two main theological forces that were at work in the church before the Council, during the Council, and after the Council, and which remain very much at work in the Church today. Here are the actions and actual words of the famous personalities of the Council, including Cardinals Ottaviani, Frings, and Suenens; Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre; Fathers Karl Rahner, Joseph Ratzinger, and Hans Kung - and of course, Pope John XXIII and Pope Paul VI. This book is essential for anyone who would understand the new orientations which came to the fore with Vatican Council II - including the famous "Spirit of Vatican II" - orientations which have led to momentous destruction and unprecedented changes in the entire Roman Catholic Church. Important reading!  paperback, 490 pages.

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