Sunday, January 23, 2011

Bishop Athanasius Schneider Requests Syllabus of Errors on Vatican II

Last December in Rome, Bishop Athanasius Schneider called “for a correct hermeneutics of the Council in the light of Church Tradition”.  This is wonderful!!  I am so sick of those Catholics who believe in the "Spirit of Vatican II"  because they portend that their beliefs are in line with Church teachings when in fact most of their beliefs are clearly out of bounds, or go way beyond the teachings of the Faith. These people who spout off the "Spirit of Vatican II" show no regard for the previous 2000 years of Catholic history. There definitely needs to be clarification of Vatican II teachings. 

 Bishop Schneider calls for a document clearly spelling out the errors of the post-conciliar years:

“In recent decades there existed, and still exist today, groupings within the Church that are perpetrating an enormous abuse of the pastoral character of the Council and its texts… Keeping in mind the now decades-long experience of interpretations that are doctrinally and pastorally mistaken and contrary to the bimillennial continuity of the doctrine and prayer of the faith, there thus arises the necessity and urgency of …  a sort of “Syllabus” of the errors in the interpretation of Vatican Council II.
“There is the need for a new Syllabus, this time directed not so much against the errors coming from outside of the Church, but against the errors circulated within the Church by supporters of the thesis of discontinuity and rupture, with its doctrinal, liturgical, and pastoral application.
“Such a Syllabus should consist of two parts: the part that points out the errors, and the positive part with proposals for clarification, completion, and doctrinal clarification.”

I hope this does indeed happen. This type of clarification regarding Vatican II is very much needed, and is well overdue. 

1 comment:

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

About frickin' time someone stands up and says this!