A new Syllabus?

18 01 2011

Found at Vox Nova, this article was very much of interest to me, in that I think there is a profound forgetfulness as to why Vatican II happened in the first place. Calling for a new Syllabus of Errors strikes me as one of those paradoxical statements, such as “no freedom for the enemies of freedom”. For a council that explicitly aimed to convince rather than condemn (seen in the tragicomic governing style of John Paul II – except if you were a Marxist), the final farcical act would be to use authority for anti-authoritarian purposes (“I said be convinced about our communion of love, dammit, or you’re out of the Church!”) I guess I may have been right about Papa Ratzinger’s reign as being the “Thermidor of Vatican II”. Only this time, I think the Napoleon preceeded Thermidor. Hey, these things never work themselves out like we think they will. Maybe we should now wait for the 1848 of the Church, or even the 1917.


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