The Prince Dethroned begins with the death of Pope John Paul II and the unexpected election of an obscure bishop governing the small diocese of Palencia, Spain. This unknown bishop is actually a man of great resolve and integrity who has observed the autodemolition of the Catholic Church by men and women supposedly dedicated to its protection and the continuance of holy tradition handed on since the Apostles. He had protected his diocese but against all odds. Now he is trust into the most powerful position of authority on earth and he will have to walk carefully.
What if a man were elected to the Papacy who was more like William Wallace (Braveheart) than Robert the Bruce, or more like George Patton than Dwight D. Eisenhower, or more like a Winston Churchill than Neville Chamberlain? How would such a man deal with the crisis, turmoil and scandals in the Catholic Church of the 21st Century; a crisis fomented by Masonic infiltrators, turmoil sown by Communist sabotours, and scandals spawned by Modernist pseudo-Catholics? Would he compromise and appease or would he deal with the threat directly. How would his actions affect the geopolitical landscape of Europe, the United States and the rest of the world?
What would happen if a group of men took matters into their own hands regarding the sex scandals in the priesthood?
What has happened to the Catholic Church in the last 50? Why are there so many problems and why has the Church been decimated since the 1960's?
All these questions and more are answered in The Prince Dethroned. This exciting book will leave you breathless as the author takes you on an emotional and intellectual roller coaster of Vatican intrigue and suspense, and the battle between heaven and hell.
Historical overview upon which the novel is based
In the last 60 years the Roman Catholic Church as well as every institution within Western Culture has been attacked, subverted and changed from within. The process began in the 1700 when a group of individuals formed a secret society known as the Freemasons. It was their stated goal to subvert all institutions which were founded upon the principles of Christianity. Their goal was to establish a New World Order where man is the center and arbiter of his own fate. Where naturalism and secular humanism take the place of Christian morality and where the worship of man is the only real religion.
Thus they set about spreading the gospel of liberalism, secularism, humanism. Their buzz words are; tolerance, freedom of conscience, freedom of thought, I'm OK, You're OK!, separation of Church and State, Civil Rights, right to privacy, ecumenism, etc... And so they spread their infection into society. Where you see the breakdown of ancient institutions based on Christianity there you will find Freemasonic ideas at work. The movement toward a contraceptive, abortion, euthanasia based ethic which has permeated all of Western Culture is a perfect example of their work.
For centuries they wanted to infiltrate and change the Catholic Church into their own bastion of humanism. They wanted to strip the Church of her moral and doctrinal authority. Gutting the Catholic Faith, they wanted to leave the outward shell while filling it with a substanceless, humanist, man-centered, world-friendly, TOLERANT, and indifferent religion. their methods were methodical and ingenius. They changed society first, knowing that their disciples would be formed in the atmosphere conducive to their ultimate goals. Then infiltrating men, imbued with their ideas they slowly changed the philosophical and theological sciences into machines that would produce men according to their image. These men moved their way into the positions of academa, the priesthood and the episcopate slowly changing the Church from within.
By 1960, many men had been primed with Masonic concepts. When Pope John XXIII called the Second Vatican Council it was systematically compromised to push a Masonic agenda. From that point until today the Church has chnaged vastly. Reflecting the philosophy and religion on the Freemasons it no longer reflects the Christianity established by Christ and held fast by the Apostles and their successors for nearly 2000 years.
In that atmosphere A.J. West writes a novel about a future where a Pope comes to the throne of Peter "unenlightened" by Masonic concepts but thoroughly imbued with the ancient Catholic Faith. This novel is not meant merely for Roman Catholics but is meant for everyone to read in order that they can see what has happened not just to Catholicism but to Western Civilization as a whole.
My intention was to write a "What if" story using fictional characters and situations within the current historical circumstances of the first decade of the 21st Century. This trilogy is written for everyone. Those who are Catholic will be given insights about what has happened to the Church in the last 50 years and the plot to corrupt the clergy as well as the laity. The non-Catholic of whatever persuasion will understand the significance of what has happened to Western Civilization as a whole, because the same forces corrupting the Church have infiltrated themselves into every facet of government and education to set the stage for a New World Order.
The Prince Dethroned, part one of Wolves Among the Ruins, is now available as an Audio Recording. Expertly read by Mr. David Thorn of Oxford, England, this new audio edition of part one will have you spellbound.
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