A Reform of the Reform — Making Liturgy Great Again???? Trumpism in our Views for the Future

Let’s face it, most things have a substantial amount of strings attached. I just want to point that out. To claim that Vatican II needs a reforming council needs to be a balanced statement. Simply, saying we need to go back to the past and forget everything it did — sounds and is very muchContinue reading “A Reform of the Reform — Making Liturgy Great Again???? Trumpism in our Views for the Future”

Vatican II Let us See Trent in Terms of the Faith Instead of the Faith in Terms of Trent

There is the idea that Vatican II was a discontinuity with the past. Ratzinger taught us the idea that Vatican II was continuous with the past faith that there was no rupture. This hermeneutic of continuity does not mean that the Church did not change its focus or outlook though. Think about it, if youContinue reading “Vatican II Let us See Trent in Terms of the Faith Instead of the Faith in Terms of Trent”

Quotes on Vatican II – #1

General Instruction of the Roman Missal #15 “Finally, in the manner the liturgical norms of the Council of Trent have certainly been completed and perfected in many respects by those of the Second Vatican Council, which has brought to realization the efforts of the last four hundred years to bring the faithful closer to theContinue reading “Quotes on Vatican II – #1”

Catechism of the Catholic Church Vatican II Style Part 3

You can see the previous parts here and here. In this final post about my thoughts in reading the Catechism of the Council of Trent and the Catechism published after Vatican II is based upon structure. Being a very methodical person I have a lot of respect for the organizers of the Vatican II catechism.Continue reading “Catechism of the Catholic Church Vatican II Style Part 3”

Catechism Vatican II Style Part 2

This is my second post on my experience reading the Catechism of the Council of Trent. Since, some have been saying that the Trent Catechism is superior I wanted to see if that was true myself or was that assertion just based on bias. (see my first post here) After a few more weeks ofContinue reading “Catechism Vatican II Style Part 2”