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To: ebb tide

With all due respect, the opinion of a dissenter, along with name calling, is quite irrelevant.

If one believes the Holy Spirit moves the hearts of the Cardinal Electors in the election of a new Pontiff, then the both the election of Paul VI, and his subsequent actions, were guided by the same Spirit.

The rejection of Vatican II goes back well before the Council itself, to the liturgical reform movement begun around the turn of the last century.

Additionally, any honest reading of the Council documents makes clear that no dogmatic teaching has changed, no ancient tradition was discarded, and great care was taken to harmonize the universal Church in its worship.

Curiously, the recent harmonization of the translation of the Roman Missal into English wasn’t met with any such concern as has been given in the past by the separatist SPXX.

Finally, Paul VI wrote Humana Vitae. It remains as one of the most pertinent, prescient, and meaningful document regarding human sexuality and its place in the modern world.

The call to Christianity is unity in love and charity in action. Perhaps members of SPXX should consider their position vice the eternal teachings of the Church, its structures, and the promise made by Our Lord Himself:

“Simon Peter answered and said: Thou art Christ, the Son of the living God. [17] And Jesus answering, said to him: Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona: because flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee, but my Father who is in heaven. [18] And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. [19] And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven.” Matthew 16-19.


2 posted on 02/01/2013 6:27:45 PM PST by SpirituTuo
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To: SpirituTuo

“Additionally, any honest reading of the Council documents makes clear that no dogmatic teaching has changed, no ancient tradition was discarded, and great care was taken to harmonize the universal Church in its worship.”

Are you kidding? “Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus” has been discarded, the Oath Against Modernism has been discarded, Holy Communion on the knees and on the tongue, patents under the chin to catch the Blessed Sacrament, altar rails, etc.: all discarded.

By the way, the best way to “harmonize the universal Church in its worship” is a universal language: Latin.


3 posted on 02/01/2013 6:53:24 PM PST by ebb tide
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