Saturday, June 09, 2012

Corpus Christi and Corrections

Pope Benedict XVI once again set the record straight on Vatican II. From the National Catholic Register:
Pope Benedict XVI says the Second Vatican Council did not reject Eucharistic adoration outside of Mass, including the Corpus Christi procession that he led June 7 Rome.

“One unilateral interpretation of the Second Vatican Council has penalized this dimension, restricting in practice the Eucharist to the moment of celebration,” the Pope said during his homily for the feast of Corpus Christi.

“In this case, the accentuation placed on the celebration of the Eucharist acted to the detriment of adoration as an act of faith and prayer addressed to the Lord Jesus, truly present in the Sacrament of the Altar,” he stated. ...

The Pope told the large outdoor congregation that the way Eucharistic adoration was de-emphasized in the Church was “influenced by a certain secularizing mentality of the 1960s and '70s,” and this had “repercussions for the spiritual life of the faithful.”

He proposed that limiting one’s relationship with the “Eucharistic Jesus” solely to the moment of the Mass risked “emptying his presence in the rest of existential time and space,” including in our daily lives.

Note to media: so...if the correct interpretation of Vatican II is what you're after, go to the pope, not the clueless liberal nuns in the U.S. who blather on about the "Spirit of Vatican II."

1 comment:

  1. We are so blessed to have such a wonderful pope!