Apostasy in AmericaAuthor: Solange Hertz
Publisher: Tumblar House
This book is about apostasy, that gradual but radical dissociation of man from God whose history is as old as creation, having begun among the angels in heaven even before it began on earth in Eden. It would be impossible to tell it all, but what follows is an attempt to show some aspects of it from the perspective of America, where apostasy became politicized by historical circumstance ... We even have the word of the Founders in our first treaty with Tripoli to the effect that, "the Government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion." In this book, Solange Hertz covers topics including colonial Catholicism, neo-paganism, ecumenism, and lastly the Know-Nothing Party, which rose to prominence during the 19th century based on nativist and anti-Catholic sentiments.
An established writer before the Second Vatican Council, Solange Hertz wrote for most Catholic periodicals and had five books to her credit, one a selection of the Catholic Literary Foundation. When she refused to adjust her theology to the new “Spirit of Vatican II,” her manuscripts almost overnight became unacceptable to her former editors. After a series of articles on feminine spirituality for the old Triumph magazine, she continued speaking for tradition by successfully producing The Thought of Their Heart and Sin Revisited on her own.