Just think of how impossible it is to write on Vatican II from Father Gordon MacRae’s (about) perspective on the world, a view from behind bars of These Stone Walls. Imagine being thrown in prison over eighteen years ago, when we were only beginning to see the bare beginnings of a hermeneutic of continuity kick in amidst ongoing dissent and much horror. Would one’s point of view be a bit jaded, frozen in time, lack all development and nuance that we, who are not in prison, take for granted? Hah! Not at all. In fact, we are guided by Father Gordon to a faithfulness that only priests who are truly priests’ priests can provide. Just click on the picture above to go to the joy-to-read article. You won’t regret it. It will prepare you for Part II next week. Yikes!
P.S. Just to say, as you see from some of the comments over yonder, there are those who just cannot, cannot, cannot make a distinction between the Council documents and some serving knuckleheads who persecuted anyone who would implement the Council faithfully, that is, with a hermeneutic of continuity, that is, with a view to all of Catholic Tradition. This proves Father Gordon’s point, that even amidst uncertainty and chaos, we are to remain humble sons and daughters of the Church, not running off and starting our own thing. Father Gordon’s got it right.
P.S. again! Don’t you dare read that article without watching the second video of Archbishop Fulton Sheen. Yikes! and Yikes! again!