Pope Paul VI was one of the most perceptive and visionary popes in the modern era, foreseeing not just the rise of secularism, but the negative effect it would have on the family and the human soul.
Yet despite the tremendous spiritual and theological value of Pope Paul VI's writings, much has been forgotten, lost in the decades of controversy and dissent -- until now. In these pages, Matthew Bunson resurrects the time-tested teachings of Pope Paul VI, showing how his prophetic reflections on modernity are needed in our own age more than ever. Guided by the deep spirituality and approachable theology of Paul VI, you'll come to understand the root causes of secularism, the risks of globalization, the damage caused by the isolation of young people in the modern world, and why human dignity must be safeguarded in the face of scientific advances.
Widely recognized as the first modern pope, Pope Paul VI led the Catholic Church in the wake of the controversies surrounding