Tom Fox of the National Schismatic Reporter (aka The Fishwrap) posted about a group of priests who just met in St. Louis.
A friend sent an email with the link and the comment:
I believe that this defines the words “irrelevant”, “inconsequential” and “game over”.
In the meantime, young priests are learning the older, traditional Mass.
‘Vatican II’ priests meet, express new hope [Fishwrap harps about how “polarizing” people is so horrible, and yet they themselves are the only ones they permit to engage in it.]
SAINT LOUIS — Some 225 priests have gathered in St. Louis for a three-day conference here, aimed at carrying church renewal forward. [Forward unto becoming, what, congregationalists?]
The theme of the assembly is “Revelation in our Lives and Time,” drawn from the Vatican II document Dei Verbum, the primary Vatican II document on Sacred Scripture.
The Association of U.S. Catholic Priests [Abbrev. as Ass of USCP] was formed following an Aug. 25, 2011 meeting of 27 self-described “Vatican II priests” at Mundelein Seminary in Illinois. The organization’s inaugural assembly in June 2012 drew some 240 delegates from 55 dioceses to St. Leo University, northeast of Tampa, Fla.
About 150 priests attended the second conference in last year at Seattle University.
The mood among these priests, whose average age is 69, [!] seems generally upbeat in the wake of the election of Pope Francis last year. A life size Francis cutout is a major draw with the priests snapping photos between assemblies.
And to think that I wasn’t invited.
God bless them, each and every one. Sincerely.
And former Father Greg Reynolds is still excommunicated.
UPDATE: 26 June
The meeting has concluded and they had their closing ‘liturgy”.
Here is a taste. Pray for these aging men. The average age at the meeting was 69.