The Obtuse Spirit of Vatican II: Still attempting to pass off damaged spiritual goods as “quality merchandise”.

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Just consider some of the most famous quotes regarding Vatican II.

Cardinal Giuseppe Siri said, “If the Church were not Divine, the Council would have buried her.”

The liberal Cardinal Joseph Suenens rejoiced, “Vatican II is the French Revolution of the Church.”

Bishop Thomas Morrow, a prelate who participated at Vatican II, said later in life, “I was relieved when we were told that this Council was not aiming at defining or giving final statements on doctrine, because a statement of doctrine has to be very carefully formulated, and I would have regarded the Council documents as tentative and liable to be reformed.”

At the close of Vatican II, the bishops asked Council Secretary Archbishop Felici for that which the theologians call the “theological note” of the Council; that is, the doctrinal “weight” of Vatican II’s teachings. Felici replied: “We have to distinguish according to the schemas and the chapters those which have already been the subject of dogmatic definitions in the past; as for the decelerations which have a novel character, we have to make reservations.”

Liberal Protestant Observer Robert McAffee Brown, writing immediately after the Council, said he despised Pope Pius XI’s and Pope Pius XII’s magisterial pronouncement on Ecumenism (Mortalium Animos and the 1949 Decree on Ecumenism) because both documents insisted on the conversion of non-Catholics to Catholicism as one and only way to true Christian Unity. McAfee Brown went on to say he loved Vatican II’s Decree on Ecumenism because the Council text nowhere mentions the need for non-Catholics to convert to the Catholic Church.

Even Walter Cardinal Kasper, an ardent advocate of ecumenism, recently admitted the confusion within the Council texts themselves.

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Editor’s note: No offense to Pope Francis for his liberal views … but liberals just love revolution … and they simply hate to give up … no matter how badly things turn out.

The “party line” of the people who run today’s Catholic Church … in its’ own special way … remains every bit as liberal, radical and lacking in essential truth as does Barack Obama’s present political regime.

In 1965, CHANGE came to the Catholic Church. And it was an unmitigated DISASTER for the entire world.

It’s high time somebody in authority cut off the head and plunged a stake through the heart of the 2nd Vatican Council … once and for all.

It’s either that … or perhaps the Holy Spirit has already abandoned the church and granted the people all the desires of their hearts. (Definitely not a good thing, since the only thing left after that is Divine Judgment and Wrath.)

Christopher Ferrara: EWTN knew all along that Father Corapi was “damaged goods”.

I feel nothing but contempt, however, for EWTN’s calculated decision to make Corapi a star knowing full well that he was damaged goods. Worse, having created this fallen celebrity, EWTN then proceeded to cover his fall as a news item on its pretend network news show, The World Over, on which Arroyo plays the role of anchorman. Sitting in EWTN’s cheesy imitation of a network news set, Arroyo interviewed a reporter from National Catholic Register about the Corapi affair as if he were covering breaking news of the day like any secular newsman, instead of a massive scandal for which EWTN itself is directly responsible. The people who run EWTN are so wrapped up in playing the game of “We’re a TV network just like the real ones!” that they have lost sight of their own complicity in making this troubled priest an integral part of the spiritual lives of millions of trusting Catholics.

But Corapi is only the latest in a long line of priests EWTN has turned into celebrities only to watch them crash and burn to the disillusionment of the faithful.

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