In "Charitable Anathema", a compilation of essays that Hildebrand wrote, I suppose, in the late 1960's and early 1970's, he analyses the crisis that assaulted Catholic Church after the closure of the Second Council Vatican, a crisis that unfortunately persists until the present day.
Dietrich Von Hildebrand, for my great happiness, subscribes a one hundred per cent traditional catholic point of view about such issue, which can be resumed in the following statement: Post-Vatican II Catholic Church lost her faith and, invaded by the heretic modernist and progressit trends - the so-called "Spirit of Vatican II"-, intends to establish compromises with the uncompromisable, the "this-worldism" mind. Against such states of things, Hildebrand prescribes the role-models of Saint Athanasius and Saint Pius X.
The book is absolutely excellent and its essays, all of them, are unlosable precious gems. Nevertheless, I would detach, for example, "The Case for the Latin Mass", a passionate praise of the eternal Tridentine Mass; "The Illusion of Progress", where modernism, a variant of leftism inside the religious field, is exposed in its true colours; finally, "The Institutional Church and Institutionalism" and "Belief and Obedience: The Critical Difference", pieces that today can only be read as ahead of time defenses of the great Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.
Great, great, great: definitively, a must read book!