• A Church in Crisis

  • Pathways Forward
  • By: Ralph Martin
  • Narrated by: Ralph Martin
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (122 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Nearly 40 years ago, Ralph Martin's best-selling A Crisis of Truth exposed the damaging trends in Catholic teaching and preaching that, combined with attacks from secular society, threatened the mission and life of the Catholic Church. While much has been done to counter false teaching over the last four decades, today the church faces even more insidious threats from outside and within.

In A Church in Crisis: Pathways Forward, Martin offers a detailed look at the growing hostility to the Catholic Church and its teaching. With copious evidence, Martin uncovers the forces working to undermine the Body of Christ and offers hope to those looking for clarity.

A Church in Crisis covers:

  • Polarization in the church caused by ambiguous teachings
  • Initiatives that accommodate the culture without calling for conversion
  • Vatican-sponsored partnerships with organizations that actively contradict the teaching of the Catholic Church
  • And the recycling of theological errors long settled by Vatican II, Pope St. John Paul II, and Pope Benedict XVI

Powerfully written, A Church in Crisis reminds all listeners to heed Jesus' express command not to lead his children astray. With ample resources to encourage readers, Ralph Martin provides the solid foundation of Catholic teaching both Scripture and tradition to fortify Catholics against the errors that threaten us from all directions.

©2020 Ralph Martin (P)2020 Emmaus Road Publishing

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audio file has errors

At 43:43, chapter 3 the reader laughs hysterically, the rest of the reading is okay. This is a current events book and is a commentary on what's going on with the catholic church

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  • 05-18-21

Loved it! A must read for Catholics!

Thank you for all the hard work in getting this book to print. An excellent resource for lay men, clergy and seminarians. Delves into uncomfortable issues within the Church, while at the same time showing how there is always hope moving forward....

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Mixed quality

It is unusual to hear an author read his own book, and that was interesting, but the quality of the text was mixed. He sometimes was discussing documented statements and actions, sometimes even with context, but he would mix that with a lot of innuendo from what others implied or did or the like. Eventually I realized that it was not good for my soul, according to St Thomas More. I wish the author knew about Jesuit education and had looked at Pope Francis’ statements and quips in their full context. It would also help if he realized that he repeatedly passes Our Lady of Silence in his apartment. There are problems, and in some areas they could be called crisis. Some of the calls for care were fine. But the mixture with rumors, “someone said that he said,” interpreting silence, and made one want to doubt the things that were actually documented, as well as go to confession for having listened to many sections of the text.

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Must Read Book for ALL Catholics

This is one of the best books I’ve read/listened to in a long time. Thank you Dr. Ralph Martin. I think this book should be required reading for all faithful Catholics. If you want to remain strong in the faith and not be swayed by false teachings, then read this book.

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Sobering and disturbing

Ralph Martin has done a great job of laying out the crisis in our mother church, as well as its causes. I knew things were bad because a personal friend of mine who us a priest bluntly tells me the church is dying but we have to face the truth fearlessly as many souls are been doomed because of the current apostasy.

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Considering “A Church in Crisis”

I have just listened to Ralph Martin read me his book,’A Church in Crisis”, and would like to make a comment. There are many things to consider, some things revealed here , I was familiar with, and , some were news to me. I want to say it was a bit discouraging when you think about all the challenges we have to deal with, but, in the end, we have God, who is always faithful. I highly recommend listening to this, or getting a paper copy,and passing one out to every priest, bishop, deacon,consecrated religious, and faithful lay person that you are capable of doing…folks, we have lots of work to do. COME HOLY SPIRIT!!!!
Thanks, Ralph.
God bless,
Ellen Roberts

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Author Narrates the Truth

I am well aware there are many who do not like audible books that are narrated by the author. I am NOT one of them (unless it is fiction).

Furthermore, I am a big fan of Ralph Martin and consequently and frequently watch his YouTube channel, Renewal Ministries. I enjoy listening to his Spirit led and grandfather-like delivery. Nonetheless, if the listener does not, and is finding it difficult and or distracting to listen, then I would strongly encourage said person to BUY AND READ the physical book because this message needs to be heard. Let us pray for each other's holiness and God's blessings to be upon us.
God bless Ralph Martin and his ministry.

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excellent overview of the ills of the Church plus

VERY INFORMATIVE...a must read for those who care about the culture war. Members of the clergy, especially bishops, could use a dose of reality portrayed in this book.

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The Comprehensive Brief on the Crisis in the Church

Everything and more that you need to know about how the crisis of truth and corruption is operating in the Church today. The book also offers clear action items in order to purify the Church in the Way of Truth and to recover its faithful imitation of Christ.

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Great Book! I loved it!


I loved this book, very insightful and filled with great solutions. I recommend highly.

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excellent

Should be compulsory reading for all Catholics. I highly recommend this book. well done Ralph Martin.

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  • 10-25-21

Massively important

All Catholics need to be aware of the content of this book. If you want to get to heaven and you want those around you to get there too you have to read it.

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  • Zan
  • 10-20-21

Realistically harsh, pragmatic and hopeful

Anyone and everyone in the Catholic Church, especially those involved in ministry, should read this book and take it very seriously. It’s a difficult read because it’s harsh in its realistic view of the Catholic church today, and you may not like some of the uncompromising standards it sets, but the book provides essential and practical answers to the problems it highlights and ultimately, points to hope in a loving God. We would ignore the answers at our own peril.

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  • 07-28-21

The Emperors New Clothes

Truth, the whole truth and nothing but the Truth….
As we seem to be living in the time of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” - where nearly everyone seems to have their heads in the sand, either indifferent or ignorant, and in denial that there is anything much wrong - this book should be enforced listening for EVERY Catholic lay person, every priest, every Bishop, every Cardinal AND the Pope. Martin is certainly right to identify the spirit of “Fear of Man” as having infiltrated the Church hierarchy, making most of the Bishops and Cardinals, at best, ineffective spiritual fathers and leaders.
This book gives me hope.