Cardinal Kasper's New Statement on Vatican II
Finally! A Cardinal has voiced his opinion that some of the documents of Vatican II are ambiguous. How courageous after all these years

Unam Sanctam Catholicam reported on April 14, 2013:

"Cardinal Walter Kasper made a stunning statement in the pages of L'Osservatore Romano this past Friday. In offering some reflections on the challenges facing the Church and the continued (perpetual) problem of the "true implementation of Vatican II", Kasper, speaking with reference to the documents of the Council, stated:

"In many places, [the Council Fathers] had to find compromise formulas, in which, often, the positions of the majority are located immediately next to those of the minority, designed to delimit them. Thus, the conciliar texts themselves have a huge potential for conflict, open the door to a selective reception in either direction." (Cardinal Walter Kasper,  L'Osservatore Romano, April 12, 2013)

In the Cardinal's statements, we basically have an affirmation of a fundamental thesis of Michael Davies and most Traditionalists: that the Council documents themselves have ambiguities in them and are subject to a multitude of interpretations. This concept of Conciliar ambiguity has been denied by many conservative/pop apologists, who insist that the Council documents are plain as day and it is only the malice of dissenters pushing a false implementation that is responsible for our current confusion..."


Yes, I am familiar with Michael Vooris. Thanks for the link.  It is a healthy discussion for the Church indeed. Long overdue. I have been arguing against Vatican II on boards for years. It is really refreshing to come to Fisheaters, as other Catholic boards were mostly hostile around 2006 and onwards.  I don't have too much time for posting, but I just thought I would start this topic to see what it would bring. It seems that the thread you post is very like-minded. When I have a bit more time I might post over there. Thanks again. :)

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