Posts Tagged ‘Vatican II reforms’

Recovering the spirit

Monday, October 17th, 2022
recovering the spirit

While attending a Holy See press conference about nine or ten years ago, I pointed out to the officials who were unveiling a new document that a number of things in the text did not appear to be in line with the teaching of the Second Vatican Council (1962-65). Immediately, some of the younger colleagues Read more

Dumbing down Catholicism has been disastrous

Thursday, August 25th, 2022
Dumbing down disastrous

According to a well-known US bishop, dumbing down the Catholic Church by making it more simple and appealing to the mainstream culture has proved disastrous. In his Sunday sermon, Bishop Robert Barron said, “Dumbed down Catholicism has not helped evangelisation. Quite the contrary, we did this to ourselves”. The bishop is a controversial figure on Read more

Pope says restorationist Catholics “gagging” Church reforms

Thursday, June 16th, 2022
restorationist Catholics "gagging" reforms

Pope Francis told a gathering of Jesuit editors that restorationist Catholics, particularly in the United States, are “gagging” the Church’s modernising reforms. Nevertheless, he insisted that there was no turning back. Francis said the refusal to accept the reforms of the Second Vatican Council is the major problem facing the Church today. “In the European Read more