Filed under: Culture and Catholicism, Muslim feminism, Uncategorized, Vatican II | Tags: abortion, Catholic, Catholic values, ecumenism, feminism, Islam, koran, middle east, middle eastern synod of bishops, Muslim, religious freedom, secularism, SSPX, Vatican II
Although Benedict might have trouble spouting the old ‘springtime of Vatican II’ fable in the West now, without stirring further theological skepticism, he and his bishops are continuing to promote full-bore Vatican II religious modernism in, of all places, the middle east, where the war between secularism and Islam is fierce. The results are not surprising. Muslims don’t like it, and, unlike Archbishop Lefebvre, they shoot back. (more…)
Filed under: Books and Movies, Culture and Catholicism, Vatican II | Tags: Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, Benedict XVI, Carli, Catholic, collegiality, Father Ralph Wiltgen, Siguad, SSPX, The Rhine Flows Into the Tiber, Vatican II
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: abortion, Anthony Cekada, Assisi III, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Catholic church, collegiality, ecumenism, hermeneutic of continuity, hermeneutic of rupture, religious freedom, SSPX, Vatican II, Work of Human Hands
In Kazakhstan there is a lake, the Balkhash, and half of it is salt, the other fresh. Kazakhstan’s Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s address to a conference of cardinals and bishops held in Rome last December is just like that!
Filed under: Culture and Catholicism, Vatican II | Tags: Benedict XVI, Catholic, Catholic values, collegiality, liturgical abuse, papal power, SSPX, Vatican II
They’re teaching your kid Centering Prayer instead of the rosary at your parish, and you don’t like it. The Catholic university you went to, at major cost, is still hosting ‘The Vagina Monologues’ at the annual reunion. The Catholic politician you voted for has just endorsed gay marriage, and your pastor sits during communion while other folks distribute the hosts. You thought the Holy Father was going to do something about all these things, eventually, but he seems pretty content to be a good example and let it go at that. His promising beginning has just about petered out (heh). You ask an SSPX friend what he thinks. He says, “Collegiality,” and you hand him a tissue. “God bless you,” you say. “Good one,” he says, and then he gives you a website.
Filed under: Culture and Catholicism, Vatican II | Tags: Benedict XVI, Catholic, Christianity, Islam, SSPX, third party, Vatican II, Wall Street
The pictures from Baghdad are unbearably hard to view. Catholics on the steps of their altar, the blood pooled around them. Killed in the very act of worship. Killed ironically during the holy sacrifice of the Mass, in which the Body and Blood of Christ are offered once again to His Father for the salvation of the world. This time they, too, were sacrificed. The attack on 31 October comes after many months of increased violence against Catholics, generally perpetuated by Muslims, but also by Hindus.
When one uses the term ‘increased’ one indicates that there was a preceding period in which there was less violence, and it is true that there preceded this period one in which Catholics and Muslims, and Catholics and Hindus, lived in a state of mutual tolerance occasionally punctuated by breaks in that norm. This escalation is recent. It is new, and it is well to ask ourselves why.
The reason is Vatican II. Don’t sigh! Read on!
Filed under: abortion, Culture and Catholicism, depopulation, Green Catholics, Vatican II | Tags: abortion, birth rate, Catholic church, Catholic values, demographics, economics, Nancy Pelosi, negative population growth, Obama, Planned Parenthood, SSPX, Vatican II
Once again Vatican II has been named in a political struggle between pro-life Catholics and liberal Catholics who would institute public policy at variance with Catholic teaching, and thereby do economic and ecological harm. (more…)
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Catholic, Catholic values, Christianity, feminism, John Bossy, SSPX, the Reformation, traditional mass, women ordination to the priesthood, women saints
Sometimes one learns well from one’s detractors, and this is the case with John Bossy’s work on the Reformation. He tells the story of Catholic women of the gentry during that bloody time. (Apparently they are still causing mischief to the bad guys.) (more…)
Filed under: Books and Movies, Catholic Liturgy, Culture and Catholicism, Vatican II | Tags: Benedict XVI, Brunero Gherardini, Catholic church, Enrico Maria Radaelli, liturgy, Romano Amerio, Sandro Magister, SSPX, Vatican II
You already know this. You’ve been through it before. (more…)
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Benedict XVI, Bruno Gherardini, Catholic, liturgy, schism, SSPX, The Ecumenical Vatican Council II: A Much Needed Discussion, traditional mass, Vatican II
Msgr. Bruno Gherardini has served as a canon of St. Peter’s Basilica, undersecretary of the Pontifical Academy of Theology, professor emeritus at the Pontifical Lateran University, and postulator of the canonization cause of Blessed Pope Pius IX. He is now eighty-five years old and has been called the last living theologian of the pre-Conciliar “Roman School.” In 2009, he released The Ecumenical Vatican Council II: a Much Needed Discussion. Because of his credentials, and because of his independence from traditionalist organizations, the book is especially important. It provides a firm response to those who say that ‘the council was fine but the implementation was wrong’, or that the ‘only thing wrong with Vatican II was the mass that accompanied its implementation.’ Gherardini argues clearly that the Council has doctrinal issues that cannot be dismissed. (more…)
Filed under: Culture and Catholicism, Vatican II | Tags: Abuse, Atila Sinke Guimaraes, Catholic, Catholic values, Catholicism, Church crisis, crisis, Homosexuality, Is the pope guilty, Kagan, morality, pedophile scandal, priesthood, SSPX, Vatican II
Yes, the Holy Father is guilty in the abuse situation. But not as the World thinks. Not because he personally engaged in sexual misconduct, or because he personally transferred priests to hide their sexual misconduct. Our Holy Father is guilty because he inadvertently fueled the fires of sexual immorality while he was prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. He protected homosexuality theologically, and it was a short step from there to protecting it pastorally, which bishops did, subsequently, in arranging counseling for abusing priests rather than punishment and expulsion. (more…)