Tuesday, September 19, 2017
HOW ABOUT SIMPLY RECONNECTING OR RENEWING OUR CONNECTION TO THE RISEN DIVINE PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST?
Both Cardinals Wuerl and Cupich have said recently that Pope Francis is reconnecting us to Vatican II and both in the context of decentralization (synodalty) and the Liturgy (the liturgy wars). This of course implies that Pope Saint John Paul II and Pope Benedict disconnected the Church from Vatican II. To imply this is a bit of snarkiness and arrogance.
We are also being reconnected to the idolatry of making Vatican II into a god. In my formative years from the time of Vatican II to well into my priesthood, we heard more about Vatican II than Jesus Christ, Scripture and Tradition. It was all about changing this, that and the other, the new and improved notion of marketing.
Give me Jesus and to heck with Vatican II rhetoric.