has written a study of the most recent homosexual crisis in the Catholic Church:
While much more narrowly focused than my comprehensive analysis of
the Post-Vatican II Church in the United States, it is well worth the read. The sex-abuse scandal, which has erupted anew in 2018, poses the greatest challenge that the Catholic Church has faced since the Reformation. In The Smoke of Satan, veteran Catholic journalist Lawler explains why the crisis is even more severe than when it first commanded headlines in 2002, and how the failure of Church leaders goes all the way to the Vatican.