Law, culture, and Catholicism...up in smoke!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Benedict Resets Battle Lines with Warning Shot to SS Leotards
Take a peek over at the article on NCR (some call it the distorter)
For years, many of us younger (sub-45) Catholics have had to bear the oppression of hippy music, hippy logic, and frankly useless socially-unrested gender-confused liturgists and others who press themselves into the sanctuary instead of taking God into the world). Any resistance was met with the look of oppression or worse. Insults, dismissive disrepect, and usually a crassly arrogant sneer of superiority.
The only thing the progressives had going for them was the house of cards made up of their claims of Vatican II. For them it meant no latin, no doctrine, no guilt, no sacraments, and more importantly, it allowed them to desacralize the Mass and play hippy crap music during the Church's public prayer.
In two very clear and well aimed shots, the pope has utterly destroyed any positions they had in the battlefield of reason. Much like Hiroshima and Nagasaki are the Motu Proprio regarding the Tridentine Mass and this act of lifting the excommunication of the SSPX bishops. BOOM!
What I hoped was true, actually is. Not only did Pope Benedict lift the excommunication of the four SSPX bishops in a document called "Benevolent and Courageous" (notice how even the title co-ops the vocabulary of Sr. TouchyHealing Dancereress), but he did release it on the even of the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of Vatican II.
The NCR reaction is exactly the point: Progressives can no longer flatly dismiss the latin traditions as gone after Vatican II.
For years, it has been easy for them to describe such traditions as relic removed by Vatican II. hehehehe... the Extraordinary form of the Mass together with this action today make mince meat and take any such argument off the table as there legitimacy is now soundly imposed. Now it will be the progressives who have to say the Pope was wrong.
A clear shot across the bow of the S.S.LEOTARDS progressive barque of America -- The battlefield they thought they had narrowed down to the necessity of ordaining women has just been outflanked, outmaneuvered, and broadened back into the full scope of all issues Catholic.
I still have concerns over how some of my SSPX friends from childhood will react, but I don't think that they even totally get what happened yet. They are a piece in a much larger military grouping -- or perhaps, they are one of a large group of T-cells in the Body of Christ.
I know that the Trent catechism will become a prescient issue again, but that's the whole point... hehehehe
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