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Do you agree with this? April 26, 2010

Posted by Tantumblogo in Dallas Diocese, General Catholic, scandals.

What do you think of this?  Are baby boomers most responsible for the illusory ‘spirit of Vatican II’ that I, and many others, think has damaged the Church greatly?

I don’t agree with Mr. Voris.  Yes, there was and is a ‘spirit of Vatican II’ crowd, but I don’t think it’s primarily due to the baby boomers.  I don’t think it’s a generational thing, I think it’s more of a faithfulness thing, and certainly ego-related.

Many of the most egregious excesses were committed not by baby boomers, but by the preceding generation.  The baby boomers were mostly children or very young adults at the time of the 2nd Vatican Council – they did not shape it.

The ‘spirit of Vatican II’ crowd does seem most associated with older generations, but not with one specifically.  And, mercifully, it does appear that the influene of this ‘spirit’ is waning steadily – not fast enough, but it is gradually going away.  The hermeneutic of rupture is giving way to the hermeneutic of continuity.  This is critical, because the Church is based strongly on Tradition, and anything that breaks dramatically with that Tradition cannot be Authentic (especially according to St. Pius X). 

Dominus vobiscum!


1. Teresa - April 27, 2010

I do think that you are correct. Although, I do think that baby boomers have played a pretty significant role in continuing the “Spirit of Vatican II” and continuing attacks or threats against the Traditions of the Catholic Church.

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