Wednesday, October 11, 2017
IT'S A LONG, SCHOLARLY ARTICLE ON THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE PASSIVE AGRESSIVE BUT WELL WORTH THE READ
Anyone who lived through the 1960's, 70's and into the 80's knows first hand how those who hijacked the Second Vatican Council with its so-called "spirit" would use nasty, denigrating tactics against those who were traditional and orthodox.
I know that many men were refused entry into priestly formation programs or expelled from them if they insisted on a male only priesthood, loved popular devotions like adoration, Benediction, the Holy Rosary, etc, enjoyed the clarity of the Baltimore Catechism and found Gregorian Chant and Latin preferable to what is in most parishes today.
They were labeled "rigid" and "pre-Vatican II and thus were considered psychologically compromised and theologically living in the past, another psychological club to hit them over the head and kill them if need be.
Since progressives in high places have returned us to the 1960's and 70's in this regard and a biblical hermaneutic that equates faithful, orthodox, canon law abiding Bishops and priests and laity with Jewish Pharisees (a misuse of the Scriptures, by the way, since Pharisees are of the Old Dispensation and Catholics are not Pharisees as we are of the new Dispensation by virtue of the Sacrament of Initiation) we see the passive-aggressive tactic to neutralize and destroy orthodox opposition.
This article by Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons, MD entitled "The Cost of Passive-Aggressive Anger from the Vatican and the Hierarchy (press title for article) is very timely and hits the nail on the head, not only for today, but what happened in the 1960's and 70's to faithful, orthodox, canon law abiding Catholics.