Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Bulwark of Orthodoxy?

"What has happened to Cardinal Schönborn – bulwark of orthodoxy against the alternative Magisterium and the loonies of 'We are Church', chief creator of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, disciple and former student of Professor Ratzinger?" asks — Cardinal Confusion. Now watch this from 2008 — Cardinal Schönborn celebrates Youth Mass. Are tie-dyed vestments orthodox?

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OpenID arturovasquez said...

What has happened to the Cardinal is completely obvious: he has woken up to reality. Pope Ratzinger might be perfectly content to reduce the Church in Europe to a bunch of right-wing nutjobs with an insatiable hunger for lace albs, but the Archbishop of Vienna is starting to see how absolutely silly that is. Maybe he is jockeying for position in the next conclave, maybe as a middle ground between the hard line and the remaining liberal hierarchs who think that Pope Benny’s pontificate is not the way to go.

But really, I am not surprised. For years, Catholic traditionalists have spoken on how fundamentally modernist these people’s theology really is. They have tried to straddle two worlds for years, and it hasn’t been working, hermeneutic or no hermeneutic. Ratzinger meets the classic definition of a neo-conservative: a liberal who has been mugged. The foundation, however, is still quite liberal.

And the funny thing is that JPII did stuff like this all of the time, and no one said mum. Quod licet Iovi non licet bovi. Or the hard drive is always wiped clean once the new guy gets into power.

9:00 PM  
Blogger papabear said...

Sadly, orthodoxy (or a reputation for it) is compatible with a lack of pastoral fortitude.

10:29 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Pope Benny as theological neocon? That's... that's... that's... making some sense. Good line about "right-wing nutjobs with an insatiable hunger for lace albs." I also suspect Archbishop of Vienna "is jockeying for position in the next conclave."

There's a Chinese proverb about "the emperor being far away," which might be a good approach to Rome. Korean Catholics tend to focus a lot more on the local episcopacy than on matters in Rome, which may be how it should be.

11:52 AM  
Blogger Faith said...

Many times a bishop agrees to celebrate Mass and know nothing about the set up--hence clown Mass. I never understood why he did this; that's the only explanation. Presently, I think his statements are too honest. He's trying to be transparent, and you can't be with the media.

7:22 PM  
Anonymous love the girls said...

Arturovasqueuz writes : "the funny thing is that JPII did stuff like this all of the time, and no one said mum."

No they didn't. Because if they had, you wouldn't have known that "JPII did stuff like this all of the time"

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Arturovasqueuz writes : "Ratzinger might be perfectly content to reduce the Church in Europe to a bunch of right-wing nutjobs with an insatiable hunger for lace albs"

Since Mr. Vasquez makes this comment with complete seriousness, I don't find it a good line except as a fitting complement to his typical off colour rants over on Vox Nova where he fits in surprisingly well with the other quasi-catholics.

11:39 PM  

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