Besides sounding good and catchy it means absolutely nothing. Like Clinton's "bridge to the 21st century". Coming up with shiny keywords accomplishes zero.
I'd love to know what actions are being taken to bring about this "springtime". What is being done doctrinally, dogmatically and at the command level to clean up some of the nonsense we read about every single day? NOTHING.
The document coming out (supposedly) this week to address liturgical abuses is mere lip service with no teeth whatsoever. Bloviation, nothing more. The heretics are left to their heresy and the homosexuals are left to their destructive ways. The scandalous bishops are left to decimate the flock and spit in God's face.
Meanwhile "orthodox" types make a sport out of bashing trads, who seem to be the only ones worthy of excommunication anymore. The bad guys are the ones who worship as Catholics have been doing for hundreds of years, while the good guys are the ones that worship with heathens.
Jesus warned us of this. "Springtime" my foot.
The reason this person you describe doesn't know anything is because he wasn't taught anything. An acquaintance of mine went through 4 years of Catholic High School and was shocked to find out just a few weeks ago that Catholics fast on Fridays. Nobody told ever him because they don't teach Catholicism anymore. The catechism and the Catholic schools are an abject disaster and getting worse as we speak.
Do these "springtime" wordsmiths think that things will just fix themselves when we continue to devlolve and welcome the devil into the front door? If so they're fools.
And there won't be one until we start taking our church back from the leftists, heretics and homos who seek to destroy it.
okay, you blame the Catholic schools on this one? I suspect your acquaintance most likely wasn't paying attention. He never noticed his PARENTS doing days of fast and abstinence? He supposedly went to mass and happened to miss EVERY Sunday before Ash Wednesday...where it was a "given" that the priest had an announcement reminder re: the rules/ages/conditions of fast and abstinence? WHERE THE HELL WAS HE?
I think it's safe to BANK ON the fact that many people, no matter HOW MANY TIMES YOU TELL THEM are "clueless." How many times have you run into some half-assed older catholics who insist that they were told "never to read the bible for themselves" or that "sister said it was a mortal sin if we drank water right before mass." Or countless idiots who are "shocked, shocked" to learn that Teddy Kennedy supports abortion. [My own former pastor used to tear his hair out over these people wondering wherever they got these notions from.]
I suspect your acquaintance may even not realize that men have walked on the moon.