Thoughts on Vatican II and a question for you
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James02 Wrote:If we had stayed militant, the USA would have been a completely Catholic country by 1960.

This is debatable. Nineteen-fifties Catholicism in America was largely external, in general. Firstly, consider that everyone involved in Vatican II, to a man, was trained in the wonderful 1920s, 30s, and 40s (including the highly influential American contingent). "Yes-men" were being consecrated bishops left and right, catechism was largely rote memorization and the liturgy was not appreciated. We make a huge mistake to think that what we see at our SSPX or FSSP chapel nowadays is somehow a time capsule of what things were like in the first half of the twentieth century and before. This is not to say there weren't many souls striving for holiness in those days. Yet while American Christianity look nice statically in the 1950s, it was a weak house. A few gusts of challenge came from secularism and the whole structure went reeling. Does this justify a gutting of the customs of the Latin Rite, and an injection of liberalism? No, but we need to keep things in perspective.
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