The Decline and Fall of the Catholic Church in America

February 22, 2015

David Carlin, a professor of sociology at the College of Rhode Island, has written an incisive version of “decline and fall,” this time analyzing the present condition of the Catholic Church in the United States. Though this book is blunt and honest, and sees few bright spots in the contemporary scene, it represents a frank analysis of the current condition of the Church. But the book is more than an analysis of the Church in America. Carlin understands that to see the problems of the Church in the U.S., we must go back to take a look at the condition of the Protestant denominations, the effects of Vatican II, and the rising, dominant secularism that pervades the country.

The Decline and Fall of the Catholic Church in America