Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Spirit of Vatican II

"Is the Holy Spirit really guiding the church today?" My answer is: Of course! Probably never before in the history of the church has there been greater de facto evidence of the grace-filled presence of the Holy Spirit. Go to almost any Catholic parish that is following the spirit of Vatican II and you will experience what I am talking about." [The Subversion of Vatican II]

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The story of Cardinal Ottaviani having his microphone turned off by the liberal bishops during the Second Vatican Council has been told by many who attended the Council. Every time I hear or think about it, it makes my blood boil. Another account posted on Rorate Caeli today gives you an idea of what kind of mean spirited people were trying to, and eventually, for all intents and purposes, did take over the Council. In fact, the bishop who was involved in silencing the good Cardinal that day was one of the overseers who helped present the names of the bishops and theologians who would later draw up the new schemas. As you may or may not know, Ottoviani was one of the those who wanted to keep the earlier drafted documents, which opposed the "new theologians". Can you imagine, a whole group of assembled bishops, laughing and mocking their fellow bishop after shutting off his microphone? Is that the what many consider the "Spirit" of the Second Vatican Council to be? [Famous Vatican II Moments-Ottaviani's Microphone]

1 comment:

Truth Unites... and Divides said...

The Spirit of Vatican II

Question: How are faithful Catholics suppose to regard Vatican I and Vatican II?

What does the Magisterium teach Catholics about how they are to regard or embrace Vatican I and Vatican II?

If a Catholic doesn't embrace Vatican I and/or Vatican II, or they being disobedient to the Magisterium of the RCC?