Infiltration: The Plot to Destroy the Church from Within
Publisher: Crisis Publications
Publication Date: May 31, 2019
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It took nearly two millennia for the enemies of the Catholic Church to realize they could not successfully attack the Church from the outside. Indeed, countless nemeses from Nero to Napoleon succeeded only in creating sympathy and martyrs for our Catholic Faith.
That all changed in the mid-19th century, when clandestine societies populated by Modernists and Marxists hatched a plan to subvert the Catholic Church from within. Their goal: to change Her doctrine, Her liturgy, and Her mission.
In this captivating and carefully documented book, Dr. Taylor Marshall pulls back the curtain on their nefarious plan, showing how these enemies of Christ strategically infiltrated the seminaries, then the priesthood, then the episcopacy, and eventually the cardinal-electors all with the eventual goal of electing one of their own as pope.
"Riveting. What an incredible work of brilliance and generosity. Many scholars give in to the temptation to showcase brilliance by leaving concepts obscure. Marshall has synthesized historical and philosophical thought simply and succinctly making it accessible to all. What a treasure for the faithful. My highlighter ran dry after only half-way through."
We must examine the very roots of the crisis, which, to a decisive extent, can be identified as Taylor Marshall has done in this book as an infiltration of the Church by an unbelieving world.
Bishop Athanasius Schneider
Taylor Marshall writes both fiction and non-fiction. His debut novel Sword and Serpent reached #1 Amazon Bestseller in Young Adult Religious Historical Fiction and #1 Amazon Bestseller in Young Adult Religious Action. His favorite authors are JRR Tolkien, Evelyn Waugh, CS Lewis, and Thomas Aquinas. As a college professor and father of eight children, he stirs up his literary passion for relating profound truths in ways that are fun and intriguing. Taylor holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Dallas. His dissertation was titled: "Thomas Aquinas on Natural Law and the Twofold Beatitude of Humanity. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University (BA, Philosophy) Westminster Theological Seminary (MAR, Systematic Theology), Nashotah Theological House (Certificate in Anglican Studies), and the University of Dallas (MA, Philosophy). Taylor and his wife Joy live in Colleyville, Texas with their eight children.
I have read this book twice now, actually i have listened to it once over two days. and then I took a week of evenings once my children were in bead and read through the text. I highlighted 125 passages on that second pass through. It is an incredible read. I believe it is a book that any Catholic would benefit from reading, weather traditionalist, modernist, convert, revert or life long Catholic. And i love that the book ends with asking for prayer.
I strongly encourage you to give this book a read, and like the end of the book be praying! Be praying for Taylor, for our Church, for us, and for a cleanup of the temple!
Out of all the periods in Church history, the century that seems to be least understood and most shrouded in mystery is oddly enough the 20th century. Reading a history of the Church in the 20th century has always felt incomplete, like the pieces weren't all coming together. It was a century of unimaginable change in the Church, yet no history can fully explain what led up to these earth shattering changes. How did the Church so completely reject so much of its tradition and doctrine? Historians have a rather clear picture of the Church in the 13th century during the tumultuous Pontificate of Boniface VIII and the Church in the 4th century as it combated the Arian heresy. Some details of the Church's doing is these centuries might have been lost but we understand the general zeitgeist of the period. Why then is it that the century closest to our time is so poorly understood? What pieces are missing? Dr. Marshall's book excellently fills in the gaps to help us understand just what happened during this important time.
While the book begins with an overview of communist and free-masonic ideas and agendas it quickly moves into examining the history of prominent cardinals as well as every pontiff from Leo XIII to Francis. In this way it prevents itself from reading like a tinfoil hat conspiracy theory and instead moves from prelate to prelate citing personal biographies and communications to show that each one became more and more open to secular and modernist ideas all the way up until our current time. In this way Dr. Marshall is able to track these ideas and see where they infiltrated the Church and who propagated them. There is no doubt that modernism, socialism and secularism have entered the Church. You don't need Dr. Marshall's to tell you that, simply go to mass at the nearest Church, watch the liturgy and listen to the homily. What this book does is pinpoint how these ideas entered the Church and helps us understand how things came to be how they are.