Category Archives: Vatican II

SSPX seems poised to confirm a formal schism

I read at Rorate about a strong speech given by SSPX Bp. Bernard Fellay which is effectively a denunciation of Pope Francis and Pope Benedict and – yawn – you know the rest.
Here is a sample:
“The situation of the Church … Continue reading

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Dreher: “Pope Francis only confirms my decision to leave” the Catholic Church. A HARD look at where we are.

There is an intense piece by Rod Dreher over at TIME.  The whole thing is worth a close look, but here are some longish samples.
NB: While I disagree with Dreher’s decision to leave the Catholic Church, I sure understand how … Continue reading

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Francis on the “Vetus Ordo”, Traditional Roman Rite. Wherein Fr. Z analyzes… and then rants.

In the Big Interview, Francis said in response to a question about the Second Vatican Council something about the Vetus Ordo, the older Mass, the Extraordinary Form.
I’ll cut to the chase for those of you who only read the title … Continue reading

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The Vatican II Crisis… applied.

More than one of you have sent links to an article in The New Republic wherein an interesting comparison is made in a discussion of the decline of American orchestras.
Here is a taste:
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Dare’s comments were another contribution to a long argument … Continue reading

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The Battle For Britain

Sirens are blaring. The low rumble of enemy bombers fills the night sky.  The Blitz is on.
I have to pull myself away from fighting for truth, justice and the American Way.
Not since Lend Lease has it been so necessary for … Continue reading

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Pope Francis and Liberation Theology

I just finished reading a new book by Paul Vallely called Pope Francis: Untying the Knots.  I am glad I read it on my Kindle so that I don’t have to have it on my shelf.
There are some helpful explorations … Continue reading

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Sr. Joan calls for revolt against medieval monarchical genderizing restorationist authoritarianism!

Where in the world is Sr. Joan?
For a while I have been wondering where Sr. Joan Chittister has been.   Shouldn’t she be back in Egypt again, helping the Egyptians to sort out there problems?  Shouldn’t she have been at … Continue reading

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Institutional collapse: a fruit of Vatican II?

At Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II Louie Verrecchio posted a provocative piece about Ralph Martin’s recent article about the Church’s institutional collapse since Vatican II.
Here is a taste, and you can read the rest there.   There is some … Continue reading

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Card. Burke: liturgical abuses “strictly correlated with a lot of moral corruption”

Around here we say:
Save The Liturgy – Save The World
A preamble:
The Eucharist, its celebration and itself as the extraordinary Sacrament, is the “source and summit of Christian life”.
If we really believe that, then we must also hold that what we do in church, what … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 136: John XXIII opens Vatican II – ‘Gaudet Mater Ecclesia’ – optimism and naïveté, error and continuity

I have wanted to do this for some time.
Today we have as our guest, Pope John XXIII. I read for you the whole of John’s address to the opening of the Second Vatican Council, a speech called Gaudet Mater Ecclesia, … Continue reading

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