Rorate Caeli

A Vatican II Moment
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Catholics, in their ecumenical work, must assuredly be concerned for their separated brethren, praying for them, keeping them informed about the Church, making the first approaches toward them. But their primary duty is to make a careful and honest appraisal of whatever needs to be done or renewed in the Catholic household itself, in order that its life may bear witness more clearly and faithfully to the teachings and institutions which have come to it from Christ through the Apostles.
Unitatis Redintegratio, 4

Some Australian Bishops seem to be on their way to distort all Sacraments of the Church. For decades, in Queensland, an invalid form of Baptism was tolerated by a local Bishop - until the very late intervention of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Now, a "Joint Confirmation" was being planned in New South Wales for next May - Anglican pseudo-confirmations conferred by the local Anglican leader in Newcastle and Catholic confirmations conferred by the Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle. This spectacle of Sacramental confusion was being encouraged by the local Bishop, until the (timely) intervention of the Congregation for Divine Worship. As The Herald reports, "Rome intervened, forcing its cancellation, citing the possibility of 'confusing messages' being given to churchgoers".