Neotraditionalism Struggles

An interesting confluence of commentaries in the Catholic blogosphere today. California Catholic Daily spent eight days straining the “NCR heterodoxy” from John Allen’s piece to trumpet the joy of a “new curia” under Pope Benedict. Paul Inwood reports on the “disaster” in the CDWDS that, supposedly, over whom, even the same Pope Benedict is wringing hands.

Lots of people say they know the pope’s mind. Maybe they think it, too. In the age where two modern(ist) things happen: the internet giving instant information, and traveling cardinals trot the globe to meetings, appearances, and campaigning for papabile, we are for sure entering a new age of the Church. It will be interesting to see if the neotraditionalist Church can straddle that fine line: picking cafeteria items that roll the calendar back to 1955, while taking advantage of the instant communication that let’s everybody know everybody’s business at lightning speed.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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2 Responses to Neotraditionalism Struggles

  1. Jimmy Mac says:

    There shall be weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth, for many who think they are called may not actually be chosen.

    • Liam says:

      Of course, that is a sword that cuts both ways. As is written in the Lost Gospel of Luke 18:13a-13b, “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner. . . . But God, I also thank you that I am not like that Pharisee over there’.”

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