Thursday, July 29, 2004

From blog correspondent John Boyden
The real RC renewal
The one that Vatican II scuttled

I've read a good percentage of the V-II docs myself, and I haven't found a single truth in them that wasn't expressed before the Council with much more clarity and force. But even these truths are hard to find: most of the Council docs seem to consist of fluff and flattery that is already embarrassing to read a mere forty years later.

Catholics are better off simply ignoring V-II. The Council itself really imposes a choice: live as though the entire Faith must be "reinterpreted" for the modern world, and therefore ignore the older voices completely, or ignore the Council and live by the clear and unambiguous teachings of the perennial Magisterium.

- Jeff Culbreath, El camino real

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