Thursday, May 21, 2015
SPIRIT OF VATICAN II AIN'T JUST FOR PROGRESSIVES AND POST CATHOLICS ANYMORE! AND THE CAFETERIA HAS EXPANDED FOR THE NEO/TRADITIONALIST/CONSERVATIVE CATHOLICS TO INCLUDE THEIR PICKING AND CHOOSING
I know liberal dissent when I see it as I was taught it in the liberal seminary I attended in Baltimore in the late 70's. I see its flip side in so many negative comments from neo-Protestants who claim to be Catholic of the ultra-conservative types who nonetheless disparage so much about the Church today and in the most disrespectful ways to include their attitude about the pope, who by the way is the Vicar of Christ, and the bishops in union with him not to mention the Roman Missal of the Ordinary Form. I think Fr. Martin Luther did the same thing as well as his lay and clerical followers. He and they would be proud of this new crop of "protestants."
In so many of the comments concerning the OF Mass, I find an ideology of dissent once absent from true conservative Catholics who in obedience accepted the new Roman Missal, all the while decrying the abuse of that missal which is so common today.
So, orthodox Catholics, get with it. We aren't dissenters from the official teachings and disciplines of the Church, if we are, that makes us spirit of Vatican II in the worse sense and comrades in arms with the liberal, post-Catholics! True Catholics love the pope and bishops and believe they are the successors to Saint Peter and the apostles. They love the Church and her liturgies, all of them which are approved by the Pope and the bishops in union with him. They aren't cafeteria catholics in other words. If they have a negative or mean-spiritedness in themselves they keep it to themselves so as not to give bad example in their mortal sin made public what true Catholics called and call scandal!
Oh, did I mention that, that these neo-traditionalists/conservatives are just like the liberal catholics who once were disparagingly called "cafeteria catholics" but at the other end of the buffet table?