Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Paul VI being a hypocrite
If Paul VI really loved the Orthodox he wouldn't have signed off on the Novus Ordo. No, "the spirit of Vatican II" was about working with Protestants to create a new church for a new, progressive space age, a church no longer Catholic. (Not the letter of the council.) That had nothing to do with the East; Catholic liberals don't care about the East. Some Orthodox opportunistically used the liberal version of the council ("You longer teach you're the true church? Great!") to promote their own claim ("dump some other doctrine, hand over the Uniates, and we'll receive you into the one, holy, Byzantine, and apostolic church in your orders, economically"). Understandable of them. Ecumenism's dead. Everybody knows the churches won't get back together/the Orthodox and the Protestants aren't coming back to the church. The Orthodox easily can but won't. Picture: Meeting Patriarch Athenagoras in Jerusalem 50 years ago.