Vatican II

Dear colleagues,

It is time to note that Vatican II will be scrutinized and I opine as a resultof the massive massive crisis enveloping the Church. To deny such an assertions is, in my opinion, dishonest. As always, you might reach a different conclusion. Time will tell, and I don’t think it will take much time at that.

“First, in the intriguing foreword, we learn of a 1996 interview in which Dom Alcuin Reid asked Cardinal Stickler if he believed that Bugnini was a Freemason and if this was the reason Paul VI dismissed him. “No,” the cardinal replied, “it was something far worse.” But His Eminence declined to reveal what the “far worse” was — and, frankly, the concept of something “far worse” than a Freemason opens frightening vistas of imagination.”

Which another Church failed? “III. (1) What must be done? Perhaps we should create another Church for things to work out? Well, that experiment has already been undertaken and has already failed.”

“Looking at today’s state of theological departments and seminaries in light of these 50-year-old decrees, Brandmüller wrote, “one can only attest a failure of the Council on a broad front.” It is “no question,” he added, “that this development has had a negative effect upon the attitude toward celibacy.”