Wow! Big news!
The online National Catholic Register
(click on this post's title) reports that a U.S. bishop -- Bishop R. Walker Nickless of the Diocese of Sioux City -- has just issued a pastoral letter in which he rips the phony "spirit of Vatican II" with which liberal Catholics have been tearing apart our Church for the last almost five decades.
You can find a pdf file of Bishop Nickless's new pastoral letter, Ecclesia Semper Reformanda
, or "The Church Is Always in Need of Reform," at his diocesan website: http://www.scdiocese.org
Bishop Nickless writes:
"There can be no split, however, between the Church and her faith before and after the Council. We must stop speaking of the 'Pre-Vatican II' and 'Post-Vatican II' Church, and stop seeing various characteristics of the Church as 'pre' and 'post' Vatican II. Only the 'hermeneutic of reform' [is legitimate and] has borne and is bearing fruit."
Bishop Nickless adds, "The 'spirit of Vatican II' must be found only in the letter of the documents themselves." Then he drops this bombshell: "The so-called 'spirit' of the Council… is a ghost or demon that must be exorcised if we are to proceed with the Lord’s work."
"DEMON that MUST be EXORCISED" -- think about and pray about the implications of that statement! Then tell everyone you know to look up the pastoral letter, read it, and alert their own contacts, and so on.
Spread the word far and wide.
This is something that's needed to be said for almost 50 years. So it's big news, for sure!
(By the way, sorry I haven't been able to post anything for the past couple of weeks. Thank you for checking in here and being a friend of Ole Q. Please keep looking in! God bless you!)