Pope Francis celebrates Paul VI: ‘the Pope of modernity’
Pope Francis on Sunday remembered Pope Paul VI forty years from his death which took place on 6 August 1978.
Paul VI, who led the Catholic Church from 1963 to 1978, through the closing of the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) is often referred to as the ‘Pope of modernity’ as he oversaw transitions in liturgy, seminary formation, theological study, and many other areas of ecclesiastical life.
My questions/comments today:
1. What has happened to the Liturgy and thus the Church that in 2018, in Europe, maybe 5% to 10% of Catholics actually "attend" the Liturgy?
2. What has happened to seminary formation that has led to a cabal of active homosexual seminarians and priests hating celibacy and creating "rings" of seminarians and priests who prey on each other, those under their care and minors, to include bishops and cardinals of high rank?
3. What has happened to other areas of ecclesiastical life which has led to the sex abuse scandal that today is mushrooming from abuse of minors to a complete disregard for traditional Catholic sexual morality that has been a "CATASTROPHE" for the Church as described by Sean Cardinal O'Mally of Boston? The Church is irrelevant on the institutional level and ignored by Catholics and others in the world, no longer respected, admired or appreciated for its "moral" voice.
4. What has happened to the priesthood and religious life today and the number of vocations? Where is the new springtime in all of this?