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TODAY'S COLUMN

Bishop Athanasius Schneider:
Abuse of Vatican II leading to a Protestantization of the Church
Abandon the failed "hermeneutic of continuity"

by Christopher A. Ferrara
July 21, 2017

Bishop Athanasius Schneider, whom I have had the privilege of interviewing at length for The Fatima Center, is perhaps the only clear voice of opposition among the episcopate to the ecclesial trends of the past four years, which have exacerbated alarmingly what was already, as His Excellency puts it, an “unprecedented crisis of the Church comparable with the general crisis in the 4th century, when Arianism had contaminated the overwhelming majority of the episcopacy, taking a dominant position in the life of the Church.”

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Christopher A. Ferrara is an attorney specializing in First Amendment and other civil rights litigation on behalf of Catholics. His articles and commentary on Catholic Church affairs have appeared in The Latin Mass magazine, The Remnant, Christian Order, Catholic Family News, The Fatima Crusader magazine and elsewhere. He is co-author (with Thomas Woods) of The Great Facade, a widely acclaimed analysis of changes in the Church since Vatican II. He and his wife Wendy, a convert from Protestantism, have six children.


James W. Bannister was born in Toronto, Canada and earned degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Toronto. He practiced law in Canada for 12 years, then moved into business management consulting, training and teaching. Jim has taught and practiced the art of communication for nearly a quarter of a century, working in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. He was a convert to Catholicism before Vatican II and is dedicated to restoring the Church to what it was when he was baptized. He has been working with Our Lady's Apostolate since 1990.