The suppression of the pre-Vatican II Mass is not just about liturgy and ecclesiology, but also morality. Traditional Catholics rigidly ascribe to the moral theology of the Church prior the the new moral theology of the 1960’s and 70’s which I was taught in the late 1970’s at my liberal seminary. They may not always live by it but they ascribe to it and see it as a goal to attain in the process of becoming truly holy and saved. It is a part of the pre-Vatican II morality and spirituality of attaining perfection, perhaps in this world but certainly in heaven.
I was quite surprised as a first year seminarian in 1976 at St. Mary’s in Baltimore to have a rector’s conference where the "Catholic" homosexual rights group “Dignity” was invited to teach us seminarians that homosexuals and their form of sexual union must be seen as a grace-filled experience.
That was news to this neo-southern good ole boy brought up in a conservative pre-Vatican II and Post-Vatican II parish in Augusta, Georgia. But it was a part of the new morality that embraced homosexuality on an equal footing with heterosexuality and sacramental marriage. This was 1976.
This article by a scholar is quite telling and yes he hits the nail on the head. The progressive theologians he writes about are the ones who we studied, back in the day, at my seminary. And yes, they gave us the new morality, what conservatives back then called the "old immorality"! It was also situational ethics which I recall our now deceased former bishop, Bishop Raymond Lessard, railed against in the 1970's and 1980's when he had his "mini-retreats" throughout our diocese and he chose to hold up as bad examples the Jesuits of that period who were promoting it.
Back to the 70’s we go to move forward as though Popes John Paul II and Benedict never came to the papacy. They are canceled!
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