Monday, 1 December 2014

The Paradox of the Neo-Catholic Traditionalist




Mark Shea astutely writes here & below; (I soo wish I'd read it when he first wrote it - but then with experience it makes even more sense!)

  1. I find it odd that the odor of guilt is attached to thinking a Council of Holy Church to be a good thing. That guilt and even contemptible guilt is indeed being attached is, I think, beyond question, as, for instance, the chatter in this hothouse of divine charity attests. Or as a reader at Inside Catholic summed it up:
Neo Catholic is a term of convenience. It came about because Traditionalists did not know what to call Catholics who accept communion in the hand, communion while standing, altar girls, girls and women in the sanctuary, women not covering their heads, Catholics making lame excuses for Koran kissing and taking part in prayers with demon worshipers at Assisi. It is tempting to call them "liberals", but that term already means "heretics" who support gay priests, married priests, divorce, contraception, etc...
So we came up with the term Neo-Catholic. They are the "new" Catholics that have sprung up after the disaster of Vatican II and the novus ordo. They are new in that if they were transferred back in time and presented their "new" beliefs to Pope St. Pius X (or any Pope, for that matter) they would be condemned as heretics.
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