Monday, April 02, 2012
Lourdes- celebrating 50 years of Vatican II
Vatican II was the point at which the Church became self-obsessed and inward looking- ironic given what the Fathers said about openness to the world. One assumes that the keenest supporters of Vatican II would be appalled that it is being used as a touchstone of Catholic orthodoxy to the exclusion of everything else. They would be onto Vatican IV or V by now. Wherever the next Council is held, it should be far away from the Vatican.