Men, the forces of traditionalism have won a victory today. For decades the forces of modernism hammered away on our Vatican II front and for a while I’m sorry to say they achieved great success.
And we, the forces of fidelity to the Traditions passed down to us for almost 2,000 years were on the run. The enemy had dug in. They occupied parishes and sees across the land. For a while there was even talk of surrender, even at the higher levels.
But we picked our battles and we fought the good fight, attempting to fortify the Vatican II front and stop the radical reinterpretations of those documents.
And it appears men that a great victory was handed to us today…nay…we earned a great victory whose fruits are evident today. The forces of radicalism and modernism today have seemed a little dispirited the past few years, especially after the announcement of Cardinal Ratzinger becoming Pope. That was a real body blow to them. So dispirited have they become that there is dissension among the ranks of the modernists.
Today a retired bishop announced that the modernists may open up a second front in the struggle to redefine the Catholic Church. And we all know two front wars typically don’t end well for those waging them.
Retired bishop Francis Quinn said essentially he’s given up hope on the Vatican II front and is pushing for a Vatican III. Men, that is a victory.
Read this dispatch from the California Catholic Daily which reports Bishop Quinn is asking for a Vatican III council to deal with sexual issues.
This is a banner day for the Church. We should all celebrate because this shows that the dinosaurs have bent and twisted Vatican II all they could so they’re wanting a new council.
Fat chance with Pope Benedict XVI.
To be honest men, I don’t know why they need a new council because it’s not like they listened to what was actually written in the documents of Vatican II. But here’s the report. Smoke ’em if you got ’em.:
Retired Sacramento Bishop Francis Quinn was honored June 30 with a “Beacon of Hope” award at the Crest Theatre in Sacramento, serenaded by the Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus.
The appearance of the Gay Men’s Chorus seemed particularly apropos considering comments the 88-year-old bishop emeritus made to the June 2010 issue of the publication Inside East Sacramento. “Pointing to the dramatic changes made within the Catholic Church by Vatican II, Quinn asserts that it is time for a new council, this one dedicated to looking at human sexuality and its intersection with religion,” said Inside East Sacramento. “The new council, he says, should involve the entire Catholic community as well as people of other faiths.”
“So many of the issues that Catholics deal with — divorce, homosexuality, premarital sex — center around sexuality and affect how they connect with the church,” Bishop Quinn told the publication. “We need to move beyond this circular logic and look at what is really happening in people’s lives.”
Continue reading at the California Catholic Daily>>> The struggle is not over men. In fact it is far from over. A desperate enemy is a dangerous enemy. But remember that Tradition and the documents of the Church are on our side. Always remember to love. Not the feel good-do whatever you want apathy that masquerades as love nowadays. But real love will win the day. Cling faithfully to our traditions and we will be victorious. God speed.