Tag Archives: Vatican II

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: […] The progressive, liberal element of the … 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 … 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 / … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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Video interview of a bishop who attended all the sessions of Vatican II

From CNS: [wp_youtube]90uKf6tr9AA[/wp_youtube]

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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 … 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: [wp_youtube][/wp_youtube] UPDATE: A couple more.  These are from an Italian TV documentary.  It is gushy, but the images are interesting: … Continue reading

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