A Look Back: Pope Francis Celebrates Tragic Anniversary Today in Rome Featured - The Remnant
As we creep closer to the October Synod, I thought it best to revisit an article by Michael Matt of the Remnant.
Why is this important? Because the Second Vatican Council, willingly or otherwise, by its vague & ambiguous language enabled the deformation of Catholic Theology, Liturgy and Law that followed.
I suspect that the Synod may take a similar route. Vague & ambiguous language that will enable a deformation of Catholic Morality.
Courtesy of the Remnant
Pope Francis Celebrates Tragic Anniversary Today in Rome FeaturedWritten by Michael Matt | Editor
And by 1975, Fr. Bouyer would write: "The Catholic liturgy has been overthrown under the pretext of rendering it more compatible with the contemporary outlook—but in reality to confirm it with the buffooneries that the religious orders were induced to impose, whether they liked it or not, upon the other clergy. We don’t have to wait for the result: a sudden decline in religious practice, varying between twenty and forty per cent among those who were practicing Catholics…those who weren’t practicing have not displayed even a trace of interest in this pseudo-missionary liturgy, particularly the young whom they had deluded themselves into thinking they would win over with their clowning.”
The great Catholic author, Evelyn Waugh, was raising adamant protest against the New Mass as early as 1965—just months after Pope Paul had celebrated the Mass in the vernacular in the Church of All Saints in Rome. Waugh noted that since his private protests to the Vatican had been ignored it was time for him (and all Catholics) to speak out “to warn the submissive laity of the dangers impending. Those propagating the theories now being imposed had been with us in parts of the USA and northern Europe for a generation. We looked on them as harmless cranks who were attempting to devise a charade of second-century habits. We had confidence in the abiding Romanita of our Church. Suddenly we find the cranks in authority.”
The National Review’s William F. Buckley would somewhat humorously note in 1979 that: