Writing with grace and perceptiveness, with a plethora of detailed, accurate information, and using the frightening martyrdom of the Oratorians at the hands of Archbishop Plourde (Ottawa), Demers shows the Canadian hierarchy of bishops together with their priests themselves literally and deliberately dismantled the Church organization, in the process killing off its authentic spirit. They, not some outside and inimical force, are directly responsible for the ruins. How the churchmen of Canada successfully de-Catholicized themselves and their flocks, this is the real subtitle of Demers' work.
It should also be obligatory reading for all USA churchmen (already busy producing the same lugubrious result): and it should be obligatory reading also for every one of the 180 members of the Roman College of Cardinals. For in the ultimate analysis, they will be called to account by Christ for the gross betrayal which they organized and now do allow.
It was there that I went to confession for the first time in fifteen years. It was there that I learnt to sing for the first time, Gregorian chant. I witnessed the persecution first-hand and it put me on the road to this blog.
I saw 300 people at Sunday Vespers. Four confessionals with priests and line-ups. Every 13th. day of the month there were three rosaries--all mysteries and benediction and confession.
People came from all over the Ottawa Valley and it had to be put to an end.
I'm not saying anything by that, I'm must sayin'.