Paul VI was one of the most perceptive and visionary popes in the
modern era, foreseeing not just the rise of secularism, but the
negative effect it would have on the family and the human soul.
despite the tremendous spiritual and theological value of Pope Paul
VI’s writings, much has been forgotten, lost in the decades of
controversy and dissent — until now. In these pages, Matthew Bunson
resurrects the time-tested teachings of Pope Paul VI, showing how his
prophetic reflections on modernity are needed in our own age more
than ever. Guided by the deep spirituality and approachable theology
of Paul VI, you’ll come to understand the root causes of
secularism, the risks of globalization, the damage caused by the
isolation of young people in the modern world, and why human dignity
must be safeguarded in the face of scientific advances.
recognized as the first modern pope, Pope Paul VI led the Catholic
Church in the wake of the controversies surrounding how to implement
and interpret the Second Vatican Council. On one side he battled a
reluctant Vatican bureaucracy resistant to authentic reform, while on
the other side he guided the faithful in a time of rampant confusion.
Bunson also details the graceful and holy way in which Pope Paul VI
handled the many dissenting voices raised against the Church’s
teachings on contraception, and how he fought for the dignity of the
human person as he faced criticism from both the left and the right.
Read this book, and you’ll enter into the mind of one of the
Church’s newest saints, better prepared not just to defend the
teachings of the Church, but to do so in an approachable and holy