The following was sent to me by a reader from California who writes: "Today I stumbled on the best account of Catholic tradition that I have ever read. 20 pages entitled "A Fertile Soil: Catholic Tradition in France prior to the SSPX (1958-76)" (AngelusOnline, February, 2008)." This is an illuminating account of the state of the Church in France prior to the Second Vatican Council, which was very likely a microcosm of the Church universal in significant ways. Very much worth reading, for the reader who wishes to have as fully informed a view of recent Church history as possible.
[Hat tip to Sir A. Sistrom]