Tag Archives: Spirit of Vatican II

A bottle of wine: “Novus Ordo”

From a reader:
When I was in Chicago, I picked up a bottle of wine called “Novus Ordo.”  When I brought it back home for a priest friend he insisted that we create an appropriate wine stopper capturing the “spirit” of … Continue reading

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[*heavy sigh*] Archbp. Marini’s “nostalgia” for the “spirit of the council”

Does anything about the following strike you as supremely ironic?
From CNS:

Vatican II continues to mark ecclesial life today, says archbishop
BY MARY SOLBERG
Catholic News Service
ERIE, Pa. (CNS) — Archbishop Piero Marini, a Vatican official, recalls watching bishops day after day pour … 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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“When ‘Guitar Masses’ became a chew toy between traditionalists and progressives

There is a smart and well-written article at The American Spectator on liturgical music by Patrick O’Hannigan, whom I have mentioned before.
The piece is longish, so here are a few bits to whet your appetite.
Can Liturgical Music Be Saved?
By PATRICK … Continue reading

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Bp. Nickless (D. Sioux City): we must “exorcize” the “spirit of Vatican II”

I have mentioned Bishop Nickless of Sioux City before.
This is from LifeSite:
Sioux City Bishop Calls for “Exorcism” of “Spirit of Vatican II”
By Kathleen Gilbert
SIOUX CITY, Iowa, October 16, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Catholics must learn to “exorcise” the so-called “spirit of … Continue reading

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Fr. Blake responds to Mr. Warner

Yesterday I posted Gerald Warner’s fulmination against bishops and Vatican II.  
My friend Fr. Ray Blake, pastor of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton, has a response to Mr. Warner.
 Yesterday, Gerald Warner created a bit of a stir by provacatively … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z offers advice to liberals

Many liberals now openly foment revolt against Pope Benedict and the goals of his pontificate.  They are quite worried about, inter alia, the new translation of the Roman Missal.  
I have a suggestion for these Vatican II Spirit defending "Vat-trads".
It’s … Continue reading

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