Tag Archives: Second Vatican Conch Shell

The burden of Catholic sanity…

A child enters the world through the struggle of pregnancy and the pains of labor. Health is preserved and perfected through the efforts of a balanced diet and physical fitness. True intellectual prowess is achieved after years of intensive study, reflection, … Continue reading

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By their fruits?

When the spirit of a council dictates, almost from day one, how the documents of a council are to be read and applied, then that spirit is the true fruit of the council, regardless what the documents may say. Luckily, … Continue reading

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A new spirit for a new world?

The following is a Google translation of the Italian text of Paul VI’s 2 July 1969 General Audience. I saw portions of it in (proper) English cited as proof of Paul VI’s quasi-Modernist recklessness, but I think the text is … Continue reading

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It’s only Wednesday, but this is definitely my favorite post of the week…

Brother ABS has perfectly captured the reign of the hermeneutic of ambiguity in motion. It’s a priceless snapshot of the Second Vatican Conch Shell in action. I invite you to swing over to ABS’s blog and take a gander for yourself; … Continue reading

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“Irony is dead…”

Someone recently asked me, in not so many words, “Don’t you think it’s a little ironic for you to post a papal teaching (and again here) against ‘hyphenated Catholicism’ when ‘traditionalist’ Catholics insist on their own special qualifier?” I agree … Continue reading

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Pope John XXIII: A Saint (1)

This is the first post of, well–I’m still undecided how many there will be–in which I shall provide excerpts from the writings of Pope John XXIII. I do not pretend to provide an exhaustive portrait of his magisterium, merely to provide statements … Continue reading

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Of two minds about two heads…

Despite the length and vigor of my recent post on the strange tale of the two popes, I would like to make it clear that I am not asserting anything dogmatically. I am merely running many peculiar data through the … Continue reading

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