'Criticising the Critics' by Fr Aidan Nichols OP. In his book, Fr Nichols sets out a comprehensive set of apologia in defence of the Catholic faith, acknowledging that the Church critics are both inside and outside the Church.
Through the ages, the Church has always had its share of critics and Fr Nichols says that 'very often their criticisms are rooted in fundamental misunderstandings or in a failure to grasp the Church teaching.'
He is critical of those who, as he says, 'are inspired by modernist rationalism' and therefore reject the supernatural; those who accept the New Age as a substitute for the doctrine of Salvation. He scrutinises theologians, those who reject both the historical and biblical basis for Christianity. Added to that list are the feminists, Protestants and progressive Catholics and those 'who regard the Church's sexual ethics as "unrealistic"'
Fr Aidan Nichols OP is Sub-prior at the Priory of St Michael the Archangel, Cambridge.
'Criticising the Critics' is available from Family Publications at £11.95 (paperback).