What Pope Benedict really said about Eucharistic adoration
(09-23-2011, 12:53 AM)Crusading Philologist Wrote: Where did that happen? As the OP made clear, Pope Benedict did not reject Eucharistic adoration. He was merely criticizing simplistic views of the Eucharist that he thought likely to drive modern men away from the Church.

He was calling a strawman argument a "crisis" that needs "purification" in the Church.  By misrepresenting the real devotion, he seeks to replace it with a different formulation not in continuity with the reality of adoration.  His mobilism and pyrrhonism as Roman Amerio describes it comes out very clearly in the passage. 

This is the same tactic used by all of the modernists in the Church at the time of the Council, misrepresent an opposing position in order to present a crisis, chastise the status quo as if it is identical to the strawman created and claim to be getting back to the basics while in reality, imposing a novel idea on people that ultimately undermines the practice in itself. 

People stand before the judgement seat by themselves, adoration by oneself or in a crowd is just as pleasing to God.  Bishop Sheen seemed to do well with his holy hour each day.  He wasn't particularly concerned with the concerns of the crisis then-Fr. Ratzinger imagined. 

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Re: What Pope Benedict really said about Eucharistic adoration - by Gerard - 09-23-2011, 01:07 AM

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