Bishop Athanasius Schneider. The Springtime that Never Came. Manchester, NH: Sophia Institute Press, 2022. Hardcover $21.95. Ebook $9.99. Available from the publisher.
The Springtime that Never Came is the most recent work from Bishop Athanasius Schneider, written in conversation with Pawel Lisicki. This watershed book elucidates the most critical issues in the Church and world today, from erroneous theological teachings and philosophies to the alarming loss of freedom to worship, as well as crises in truth and vocations.
Growing up in the 1960s in the former Soviet Union, Bishop Athanasius Schneider—a bulwark of Catholic orthodoxy—experienced the atrocities of despotic rule and alerts readers to their same menacing presence in modern society. In this interview, he evaluates the most crucial and polemical issues of our time, including sexual morality, Amoris Laetitia, the Amazon Synod, along with abuses and scandals in the Church.
Edward Pentin, author of The Next Pope, explained, “Exemplifying the bishop’s acuity and wisdom, The Springtime that Never Came provides an authoritative and much-needed spiritual corrective to our deeply troubled and rudderless post-conciliar era.”
With candor and grace, Bishop Schneider shares authentic answers to questions on topics such as Christian unity and the theologies of ecology and liberation. He also accessibly clarifies Papal primacy, the college of bishops, and the immutability of faith.
Dr. Janet Smith, American philosopher and author, reviewed, “Bishop Athanasius Schneider provides a dazzling display of knowledge of theology, the liturgy, Church history and the problems of the modern world and the Church all in service of explaining complicated issues with a rare and wonderful clarity.”
Bishop Schneider exposes the attacks on religious freedom and genuine spirituality. He rallies the faithful to protect and defend the truth against the deadly “virus of heresy,” including relativism.
Readers will be both inspired and comforted as Bishop Schneider shares how a return to the Holy Eucharist, the sacraments, Adoration, and devotion to Our Lady renew the Church.
Indeed, this landmark book by Bishop Schneider serves as a moral compass for our times.
Members of the media may send an email to Sophia Institute Press’ Director of Publicity, Sarah Lemieux at slemieux@SophiaInstitute.com to receive a physical or digital copy of The Springtime that Never Came, and/or to schedule an interview.