Blog bits and burps…

The difference between the prophet and the demagogue is the difference between “This is true!” and “This should happen.”

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“Taking conciliar custom into consideration and also the pastoral purpose of the present Council [Vatican II], the sacred Council defines as binding on the Church only those things in matters of faith and morals which it shall openly declare to be binding. The rest of the things which the sacred Council sets forth, inasmuch as they are the teaching of the Church’s supreme magisterium, ought to be accepted and embraced by each and every one of Christ’s faithful according to the mind of the sacred Council. The mind of the Council becomes known either from the matter treated or from its manner of speaking, in accordance with the norms of theological interpretation.”

— Theological Commission Declaration of March 6, 1964

Holy Mother Church gave birth to canons and decrees in all prior councils. What happened at V2? Is pastoralism (aka “kinder, gentler clericalism”) but a covert form of doctrinal castration? 

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“All I Want For Christmas Is Your Two Front Teeth”

‪#‎unpopularChristmasCarols‬

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Name that author. Sigh. Not hard.

“We have faith in Man. We believe in the good which lies deep within each heart, we know that underlying man’s wonderful efforts are the motives of justice, truth, renewal, progress, and brotherhood–even where they are accompanied by dissension or sometimes even unfortunately, by violence. … There is no true riches but Man. … Honor to Man, honor to thought, honor to science, honor to technique, honor to work, honor to the boldness of man, honor to the synthesis of scientific and organizing [sic] ability of man who unlike other animals, knows how to give his spirit and his manual dexterity [sic] these instruments of conquest. Honor to man, king of the earth, and today Prince of heaven. … [A] peace that is not the result of the true worship of man is not a true peace.”

HINT: If, as we are often told, the Church’s authentic pastors and teachers during and after Vatican II had their unflinching orthodoxy cruelly masked and shouted down by “the Spirit of Vatican II”, then how do you explain the above? Vatican II was called to open the Church to the world–which is a bizarre proposition in itself for a chaste Bride open only to her Divine Groom–but what actually happened is that the Church has been ensconced in the pastoral honeycomb of that stupendous council. Whatever recent popes and bishops have been breathing since then, it’s like a fart trapped in the conciliar echo chamber. Now is a good time to open a window, but the ecumenical endeavor thrives on insular murkiness, not true transparency and doctrinal light.

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“Where sin abounded, interreligious dialogue did more abound. 21 That as sin hath reigned to death; so also interreligious dialogue might reign by compromise unto life everlasting, through the United Nations.” — Bromans 5

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“Bugnini was the Le Corbusier of the City of God.”

Discuss.

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“‘Breaking Bad’–as a cultural mythamphetamine–has done more for the restoration of natural law (and, therefore, for the restoration of Catholic culture) than Pope Francis, or any other such dap-happy demagogue, ever will. Strange but true. Welcome to postmodernity, bitch.”

Discuss.

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About The Codgitator (a cadgertator)

Catholic convert. Quasi-Zorbatic. Freelance interpreter, translator, and web marketer. Former ESL teacher in Taiwan (2003-2012) and former public high school teacher (2012-2014). Married father of three. Multilingual, would-be scholar, and fairly consistent fitness monkey. My research interests include: the interface of religion and science, the history and philosophy of science and technology, ancient and medieval philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience. Please pray for me.
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4 Responses to Blog bits and burps…

  1. Bugnini was the Le Corbusier of the City of God.”

    It that’s your original line, it’s a great one

  2. “‘Breaking Bad’–as a cultural mythamphetamine–has done more for the restoration of natural law (and, therefore, for the restoration of Catholic culture) than Pope Francis, or any other such dap-happy demagogue, ever will. Strange but true. Welcome to postmodernity, bitch.”

    M.J loves the smell of fresh great shot in the morning

  3. We have faith in Man.

    That’s the creed of a Mason, Jackie.

  4. Yeah, I thought of it yesterday while watching a documentary on urban planning.

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