Rorate Caeli

A Vatican II Moment
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"Let the spiritual shepherds recognize and promote the dignity as well as the responsibility of the laity in the Church. Let them willingly employ their prudent advice. Let them confidently assign duties to them in the service of the Church, allowing them freedom and room for action. Further, let them encourage lay people so that they may undertake tasks on their own initiative. Attentively in Christ, let them consider with fatherly love the projects, suggestions and desires proposed by the laity. However, let the shepherds respectfully acknowledge that just freedom which belongs to everyone in this earthly city."



5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why is there no outrage at this? Across the river, here in Jersey City, Fr. Tom Iawonowski [sp?] pastor at OLC church, had old polish women saying the rosary in front of the church to protest the elimination of the Polish mass various polish devotions. It boggles the mind. May Egan be on his way the very day of his birthday.

New Catholic said...

And, yes, before someone mentions it, it is known that the vigil/sit-in may have been promoted by "Voice of the Faithful" -- yet the way in which the Archdiocese handled matters remains exceedingly disturbing and disproportionate.

New Catholic said...

And, yes, before someone mentions it, it is known that the vigil/sit-in may have been promoted by "Voice of the Faithful" -- yet the way in which the Archdiocese handled matters at such a delicate time, in which the local church is being forcefully closed, remains exceedingly disturbing and disproportionate.

proklos said...

This is a disgrace! Isn't this exactly what St.Paul told us not to do: Appeal to the secular tribunal. Church authorities were slow to call in the secular arm of the law on criminal priests molesting the young but quick to arrest the aging faithful trying to preserve their places of worship. How long will Catholics continue to fund this mafia that has all but hijacked the Church Militant!

Simon-Peter said...

Oh, if only you all knew what happened down here over Christmas at St. Michaels in Cary, North Carolina....a couple of days before the Diocese paid out 1.2 million for sex abuse cases.

As first reported:
http://tinyurl.com/2fa3mk


The latest:
http://tinyurl.com/yt2gyn

and

http://tinyurl.com/yu5yzh

Mons O'Connor is a litugical wrecker, BTW, big time.