Dealing with apparent contradictions in Church teaching
(08-17-2012, 03:23 PM)TrentCath Wrote:
(08-17-2012, 02:46 PM)JayneK Wrote:
(08-17-2012, 02:27 PM)TrentCath Wrote: There have been over the decades and in facts till are many in Rome and all over the world who have stated quite clearly that Vatican 2 was a break and even a rejection of previous church teaching.

For the most part, such statements have come from notorious liberals who were making this claim in order to exert their influence.  The statements were not official teachings.  On the contrary, the official teaching is that Vatican II was not a break and must be interpreted in continuity with tradition.

You can't have your cake and eat it. If bishops, cardinals and papal groups have over many many years stated these things it is at the very least negligent to ignore this. It is also entirely irrelevant whether they were or weren't liberal, what matters is that they spoke officially and from positions of responsibility. Also that is the official teaching now but it has not always been so.

Any statements of this sort had little authority.  It is precisely because some people were confusing the faithful by saying such things that the teaching on "hermeneutic of continuity" was introduced.  The wrong statements have been corrected and they can be ignored.

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Re: Dealing with apparent contradictions in Church teaching - by JayneK - 08-17-2012, 03:28 PM

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