Dr. E. Michael Jones talks about his book, "John Cardinal Krol and the Cultural Revolution," which was republished in paperback recently.
This book answers the question: What was the leadership of the Catholic Church in America doing during the '60s when America's Christian worldview gave way to secular humanism? It focuses on John Cardinal Krol, the archbishop of Philadelphia during the cultural revolution in the '60s. Cardinal Krol gave Mike permission to access his archival material. With the help of Sister Mary of Victory O'Brien he then used this documentation to write this 550 page book.
While Cardinal Krol was flying back and forth to Rome during the three years of Vatican II, he was starting to fight a losing cultural war fought on three fronts in America Through the Legion of Decency he fought to keep Hollywood film productions from corrupting Christian morals. The pivotal battle involved the 1965 movie 'Pawnbroker'. The Jewish forces in Hollywood used the Holocaust theme to justify having bare breasts in the movie.
The next cultural war that Krol fought and lost was the immigration/race war in Philadelphia. As Mike detailed in his book "Slaughter of the Cities" the African-Americans were brought into Philadelphia and placed right in the middle of the diocese. Within a few years you had massive white flight. The ethnic parishes and schools fell apart. Lastly, the war over birth control/contraception. Soon after Vatican II Pope Paul VI issued Humanae Vitae confirming that the use of artificial birth control was evil, and much of the American Catholic leadership would not accept this. Mike describes how this battle was fought and lost. His discovery of the collusion of Notre Dame University and Theodore Hesburgh with the Rockefellers over this issue was the key to understanding how and why this war was lost.
Finally, Mike discusses how Krol fought unsuccessfully to preserve Catholic interests in the Supreme Court.
John Cardinal Krol and the Cultural Revolution is available here: http://culturewars.com/Reviews/Krol%20Review.html and on Amazon.