April 16, 2013
Move back to 1950 or move back to 1970?
Is he referring to the SSPXers or to the “Spirit of Vatican II” modernists? Perhaps both at the same time? I wish there was more context given because the word 'change' itself can easily be abused. What kind of change? We should fear change if it moves us away from Christ and we should not fear it if it moves us towards him.
It certainly would be strange if he were to criticise the position of his predecessor on his birthday… Almost exactly two months ago, as his last address, Pope Benedict gave us the following words about the Council:
Many thanks to Pope Benedict for his faithful service. He defended the Church against the same people Pope Pius XII mentioned when he said:
“I hear around me reformers who want to dismantle the Holy Sanctuary, destroy the universal flame of the Church, to discard all her adornments, and smite her with remorse for her historic past.”
Nov 18, 2013 0