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Voris video on Vatican II’s built in vagueness

Here is a video from Michael Voris in his usual non-committal, indifferent, ambiguous, vague, tepid, ho-hum style.  o{];¬)
I will remind the readership that in the greater arc of the Church’s history, Vatican II wasn’t all that important.  It is still … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: “No more terrible Latin.”

From a priest:
I regularly use a limited amount of Latin in the OF at weekend Masses. Most parishioners really appreciate it, but after catechesis and so on a few just won’t give up their protest.
Last Sunday I preached on Otranto … Continue reading

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Fr. Scalon on the unfinished business of Vatican II

At Homiletic and Pastoral Review there is a good article by Fr. Regis Scanlon, OFMCap.  Let’s see the first part, with my emphases:
Fifty years after the opening of the Second Vatican Council, the Church in the United States is in … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI on Vatican II: Council of the Fathers v. Council of the Media

Today during his annual meeting with the clergy of the Diocese of Rome, of which Benedict is still the Bishop, the Holy Father spoke about the Second Vatican Council.  Not my translation, but my emphases and comments:
[T]here was the Council … Continue reading

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Tough talk about the Second Vatican Council – not pretty

Sandro Magister has an intriguing piece today about the Second Vatican Council and the possibility of reconciliation of the SSPX.
It might upset some people.
I think that some parts make sense.
A few bits from the larger piece…
The Impossible “Road Map” of … Continue reading

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A priest on what really freaks out liberals

At the blog Southern Orders, Fr. Allan McDonald had a few things to say about liberals and Vatican II and what freaks them out.
Here is a taste with my emphases and comments:
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The progressive, liberal element of the Church since Vatican … Continue reading

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John XXIII 50 years ago: St. Joseph added to the Roman Canon

“Something will be done for St. Joseph.”
Thus, John XXIII.
Did you know that a title for St. Joseph is “Terror of Demons”?
I’ve been rereading The Rhine Flows Into The Tiber, about the inner workings of the Second Vatican Council.   Just … Continue reading

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Selective readings, ruptures in ritual, artificial impositions, reclaiming continuity

CNA/EWTN had a piece about the pilgrimage to Rome in thanksgiving for Summorum Pontificum.  The undersigned was happy to be quoted.
Pilgrims arrive in Rome to celebrate Latin Mass permission
By Matthew A. Rarey
Vatican City, Nov 2, 2012 / 12:01 pm (CNA/EWTN … Continue reading

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Card.Cañizares: “It is normal to use the 1962 Missal.”

From Andrea Tornielli of Vatican Insider:
Cardinal Cañizares explains why he agreed to preside over [not just “preside over”] Saturday’s mass for faithful from the “Una cum Papa nostro” pilgrimage, in St. Peter’s Basilica
ANDREA TORNIELLI
“I gladly accepted to celebrate next Saturday’s … Continue reading

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“straight and narrow is the path” … of the New Evangelization

Check out this video from CNS (I am still surprised to write those words).
Ralph Martin talks about our post-Counciliar context which the New Evangelization is supposed to address.

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Tablet: “Don’t let anyone tell you the Council didn’t change much!”

The Pill… aka The Tablet… does it again!
On 5 October the American journalist Robert Kaiser, who covered the Council for Time magazine, gave an address for the annual evening of self-affirmation and pre-Conciliar Church bashing for the liberal London Catholic bien-pensant.
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Video interview of a bishop who attended all the sessions of Vatican II

From CNS:

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“There goes my life!” and Vatican II

At the end of the Call to Holiness Conference, I spoke at the dinner. I led with a reference to popular culture, a song by Kenny Chesney.  In the country-music song, a young man learns that his girlfriend is with … Continue reading

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Vatican II – WDTPRS POLL

I was sent this cartoon.
True?

“Vatican II opened up the Church… and the people left!”
The statement in the cartoon is black and white, but it provides grist for civil conversation in the combox.
One thing that is interesting is that it is … Continue reading

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A newsreel account of the opening of Vatican II

A newsreel account of the opening of Vatican II.
I thought the mention of Telstar and Card. Mindszenty were interesting:

UPDATE:
A couple more.  These are from an Italian TV documentary.  It is gushy, but the images are interesting:

And…

And another…

Happy viewing.
 

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POPE TO TABLET….

You will recall that The Tablet recently published a dopey editorial about Vatican II. They got just about everything wrong. I wrote about it HERE.
It seems Pope Benedict agrees with me.
In his homily for the opening of the Year of … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI on Year of Faith: “a pilgrimage in the deserts of today’s world, taking with us only what is necessary”

“Reference to the documents saves us from extremes of anachronistic nostalgia and running too far ahead, and allows what is new to be welcomed in a context of continuity.”

Thus, Benedict XVI during his homily for the Opening of the Year of … Continue reading

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The Tablet’s latest cowardly editorial

The Tablet (aka RU-486) has a really bad editorial about the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council.
The editorial is an example of cowardice.
There are courageous liberals and cowardly liberals.  Courageous liberals come right out and say “The Council was … Continue reading

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A new kind of discussion has begun about Vatican II and it cannot be stopped.

The other day I picked up at Ancora bookstore near St. Peter’s Basilica a copy of Serafino M. Lanzetta’s book Iuxta Modum: il Vaticano II riletto alla luce della tradizione della Chiesa.   The author proposes a re-reading of the … Continue reading

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Card. Brandmüller on the liturgical reform of Vatican II

Our friends at Rorate noticed a piece at Vatican Insider in which His Eminence Walter Card. Brandmüller expressed himself about the Novus Ordo, aka “the Mass of Paul VI” and “the Ordinary Form”.   He says what we know is true … Continue reading

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