P. Duval was a missionary White Father in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mexico, he is the author of more than thirty books. This book is a reflection on the evolution of the Catholic Church over the past 200 years, its successes but also failures.Pope Benedict XVI intends to solemnize the fiftieth anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, it will be the Year of Faith. Christians rejoice and expect fruitful outcomes, at a time which do not lack signs of a backward and neither of challenges. Diocesan and parish authorities are indeed now in the hands of men -still nothing more that men- who have not known the Church before the Council: how then could they appreciate what it brought, without having suffered from what has preceded it?The author is optimistic, even if you feel the disappointment of an elderly man who, like those of his generation, was never consulted on anything in an institution incorrigibly pyramidal; clearly indicating what seems to be warning signs, he hopes the Year of Faith will blow a new fresh breeze in a church where there are so many corners where to remove dust.This book strickes by the author's erudition and its knowledge experienced from the inside a church that is still looking 2000 years after Christ's teaching.
White father Missionary in Democratic Republic of Congo and Mexico, author of some 30 books, P. Duval, after 60 years given to the formation of priests, religious, catechists and animators for Christian communities, is now devoted to the pastoral care of health.