Sunday, August 5, 2018

HOW WELL HAS WHAT THE POPE OF MODERNITY INITIATED IN THE CATHOLC CHURCH, FULL OF RESPECT AND VIGOR AT THE TIME OF VATICAN II BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, WORKED OUT AS WE APPROACH THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 2019?

 

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?

7 comments:

Cletus Ordo said...

All of your questions are valid and pretty much answer themselves. Yet I am willing to bet that very few, if any priests would dare to juxtapose the rhetoric against the reality from the pulpit.

What I find even more troubling is that our current pope (or any pope) would go so far as to dub a predecessor as the "Pope of Modernity". Are our memories really that short that we have forgotten the words of St. Pius X: MODERNISM IS THE SYNTHESIS OF ALL HERESIES.

This is like celebrating a train wreck with a 10% survival rate.

TJM said...

LOL- Vatican Disaster II-emptying Catholic Churches for 6 decades!

Dan said...

I think the laity (and thus any possible vocations out there) sees that the hierarchy themselves don't take the faith seriously. VII started the realization, and seeing things like the goings on in Germany, only confirm this.

Has Francis said ANYTHING? I'll even take a comment made during an airplane interview.

Paul McCarthy said...
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Anonymous said...

What a near perfect synopsis !

FXS.

ByzRC said...


People in the Pews: "Great Questions! Our thoughts exactly!"

The Episcopacy (arguably, tone deaf): "We've never heard this - The people we talk to seem satisfied."

Anonymous said...

What has happened to vocations? Well, they are fairly numerous up here in Georgia's "other diocese"---several dozen seminarians these days according to a board posted in our church in 30327. At least we do not have an oversupply of clergy or seminarians like liberal Protestant churches do!