I am almost done reading an excellent Catholic novel called, "Fatherless," by Brian Gail.
You could not find a better, fiction, or non-fiction for that matter, work dealing with the moral dilemmas of today and the difficulties the Church has had in recent years drawing a clear moral line in the sand with many progressives bowing to all that is politically correct.
The book although fiction, is well researched and gives some solid reasons behind the decline of confession, attendance, the high rate of divorce, the lack of formation, in both priests and lay people.
I am not a big novel reader but this is a thriller and a total page turner as it follows the lives of four families and their pursuit of the American dream, just to find out that it is an American nightmare. Enough said, you have to read this.