Thoughts on Vatican II and a question for you
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<quote>They were sheep following their shepherds – unable (or unwilling) to recognize the wolves in disguise.

Why is that? </quote>

Trust perhaps?  Can we really accuse them of having a level of trust that was <i>unwarranted</i>?  I think that an unintended result of Vatican I's teaching on the gift of infallibility produced a servile obedience in many Catholics.  Something important was uninentionally being ommitted perhaps from catechesis.  On the other hand, it is quite obvious to me that the Church hierarchy unjustly expected the faithful to assume that everything they foisted upon them was healthy.  To take advantage of the faithful's perfectly justified trust in such ways was unjust.

As C.S. Lewis said while the reforms were in full swing:  "Christ said, 'Feed my lambs,' not, 'Perform experiments on my rats.'"
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Re: Thoughts on Vatican II and a question for you - by Zakhur - 07-27-2009, 11:34 AM



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