I have an ACTION ITEM for you!
There is a profoundly dopey poll on a new blog called "Stand Up For Vatican II". They are polling on "Has the Church abandoned Vatican II?".
The idea behind this blog is that Vatican II is under attack!! We have to SAVE VATICAN II … BEFORE IT’S TOOOOO LAAAAATE! ARRRRGH!
They have seen that people are actually reading the documents and are beginning to interpret Vatican II not as a break, but rather in continuity with our past. They are seeing that younger people aren’t interested in the baggage of the aging hippies and are turning to more traditional liturgy. Traditional morality will follow.
To give you an idea of what they are about, here are their speakers for their upcoming event:
Our speakers will be:
- Robert Nowell, as assistant editor of The Tablet he reported from the Council, subsequently report widely on Church affairs as well as translating the works of Hans Kung.
- Myra Poole SND de Namur – Educator, Historian, Feminist Theologian and activist for women in all churches but especially in the RC Church. Present main interest – ‘Ecclesiology in a Different Voice’.
- Michael Winter is a theologian, and founder member of the Movement for Married Clergy. He is the author of several books on English Catholicism, including WHATEVER HAPPENED TO VATICAN II?
You just can’t make up things like this.
The blogger behind this, coincidentally, actually lives in Blackfen, Kent in England. If that sounds familiar, and it should, that is where His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Tim Finigan, is parish priest, at Our Lady of the Rosary. Fr. Finigan has been the victim of liberal bashing over the years both in the weekly fishwrap The Tablet and even in his own parish.
Go vote in their little poll.
Here is how the poll stands at the time of this writing:
As you can see, the good guys are winning already…. but I think they need to be sent a message.
The correct answer is clearly "No", the Church has not abandoned Vatican II… whatever that means. Even if you dislike everything about Vatican II and think it should be abandoned, the Church has not abandoned Vatican II.
And if you want to be a little more involved, there is a Testimonial section where you can post your view.
UPDATE 2137 GMT
UPDATE 16 Jan 1249 GMT:
It seems the Blackfen blogger behind this effort has decided that it isn’t a good idea to have a poll which doesn’t turn out the results he desired.
It seems he also removed the testimonial section.