Critiquing Diarmuid O'Murchu's 'New World Order' - Catholic Online

I just found Catholic Online's translation of the Spanish Bishops' Doctrinal Note on Critiquing a review of Diarmuid O'Murchu's 'Reframing Religious Life. The English edition of this came out in 1998. My question then: Why does it have to take the Spanish Bishops to issue a doctrinal note about such an obviously dodgy book 8 years after it has been circulating the English-speaking world?

Their conclusion is
Diarmuid O'Murchu's manifesto is based on a simple fact: namely, that "religious life is in crisis," to the extent that its very future, at least in its present form, is in doubt (cf. pp. 12-13). In response to this stark reality he attempts to present a solution for the future. What he offers, however, is an efficient formula for the progressive distortion and destruction of religious and consecrated life, separating it little by little from the Church, divorcing it from the service of mankind and dissolving it in a world that does not know Christ (cf. John 1:10).

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