This website is the home site of my criminal reformation apostolate; here you can find details about the Lampstand Foundation which I founded as a 501c (3) nonprofit corporation in Sacramento, California in 2003.
I have written twelve books, one about Lampstand and eleven being a response to a likely objection to Catholicism that will be encountered when doing ministry to professional criminals; and for links to all of the Lampstand books which are available at Amazon, go to http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=david+h+lukenbill
I also maintain a daily blog, The Catholic Eye, https://catholiceye.wordpress.com/
Lampstand also keeps track of rehabilitative programs that fail, and the one or two that appear to work, with the findings available at https://catholiceye.wordpress.com/2011/11/07/evaluation-of-reentry-programs-3/
The work connected to the apostolate is listed under the home page categories (to your left) which I will be expanding as needed.
I wrote a book about the Church and Communism where much of this material was explored, (see link to Amazon above) but this excerpt from the great book by Christopher A. Ferrara & Thomas E. Woods, Jr.: The Great Façade: The Regime of Novelty in the Catholic Church from Vatican II to the Francis Revolution (Second Edition, 2015) encapsulates some major events admirably.
“Only weeks before the Council, the Vatican-Moscow agreement was negotiated in Metz, France, between Cardinal Tisserant and Orthodox Metropolitan (head of the KGB-controlled Russian Orthodox Church). The very object of the agreement, whose existence is an historical fact confirmed by Msgr. Roche, Tisserant’s personal secretary, was to bind the Council not to issue anathemas or condemnations against Communism. In exchange, Pope John would be granted his fond wish that two Orthodox observers—which is to say KGB agents in black robes—would come to attend the Council. The bargain was made, the observers came, and any Council Father who stood up to denounce Communism was told politely by Tisserant to sit down and shut up. Meanwhile, the written intervention by Archbishop Lefebvre and 450 other Council Fathers, calling for a conciliar treatment of Communism in line with the solemn condemnations of Pius XI and Pius XII, was deliberately withheld and eft in the desk drawer of the Secretary for the Joint Commission that was drafting the Constitution on the Church in “the Modern World,” Gaudium et Spes…
“So the Council that met to discuss the problems of “the modern world” preposterously failed to mention the biggest problem of all: Communism, the worst form of systematized evil in human history, which was devouring Catholics by the millions at the very moment the Council began. The word “Communism” does not appear even once in the Acta of the Council….
“The Communists were delighted with the Council, thanks to the Vatican-Moscow Agreement. For them the Council was a dream come true. As the Italian Communist Party declared at its 11th Party Congress in 1964: “The extraordinary ‘awakening’ of the Council, which is rightly compared with the Estates General of 1789, has shown the whole world that the old politico-religious Bastille is shaken to its foundations….””
“What is more, it should be no surprise to anyone that the “fall of Communism” is looking more and more like a very clever reorganization: The former Soviet Union continues to be governed by a collection of “ex-Communists” and recycled KGB agents.” (pp. 95-96, 97)