Context: In the months immediately preceding this address, Archbp, Marcel Lefebvre of the SSPX had signed an agreement with the Holy See, represented by Card. Ratzinger. Lefebvre abjured his agreement the next day. Then on 30 June 1988 Lefebvre consecrated four bishops without the permission of the Holy See, thus incurring a latae sententiae excommunication. That communication would eventually be lifted in 2009 by Benedict XVI, Joseph Ratzinger. Here is an English translation of the text of Card. Ratzinger’s address to the Chilean bishops on 13 July 1988.
Then I rant for awhile about the Second Vatican Council as a “superdogma” and about the Biological Solution (a phrase which liberals find appalling – because they have guilty consciences) and about why aging-hippies (in the USA at least) are the way they are.
I find Ratzinger’s description of the post-Conciliar “desacralization” an excellent description of what happened in the Church and why.
For the music I found a bit of Chilean charango and then an adaptation of … well…you’ll find out.
Hint: Here comes trouble!
(Which I am sure I will be in as soon as I post this PODCAzT!)
There is a lot about the SSPX in the text, but I want to steer you to Ratzinger’s deeper points. Let’s avoid the fever swamp.
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