Exactly a century ago, in his encyclical Studiorum Ducem commending the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas, Pope Pius XI drew a biblical analogy: Just as it was said to the Egyptians of old in time of famine: “Go to Joseph,” so that they should receive a supply of corn from him to nourish . . . . Continue Reading »
De Lubac warned of the danger of transforming the search for the kingdom of God into a search for secular social utopias. The participants of the ongoing Synod on Synodality could learn from his Christocentric vision of the Church. Continue Reading »
In his 2005 Christmas address to the Roman Curia, the recently elected Pope Benedict XVI said that one main task of the Second Vatican Council had been to clarify the relation between Church and state. The pope stated that in the twentieth century, “Catholic statesmen demonstrated that a modern . . . . Continue Reading »
Any attempts to install a Catholic Lite version of Vatican II will ultimately fail, but much pastoral damage will be done in the interim.
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Dear Gen Z brethren: Please stop confusing the blogosphere with reality, and please read what Vatican II actually taught. Continue Reading »