Thursday, July 28, 2016

Modern Religion

After teaching in Catholic Schools for over 30 years, if I were to sum up her approach to the world prior to the Pontificate of Pope St. John Paul the Great, I would argue that she appears to have been trying to restore her lost public role by finding common ground with "the world" and tailoring her message to modern ways of thought. As Bl. Pope Paul VI recognized, at the end of the Second Vatican Council liberal modernity has its own religion. The outcome of the effort has therefore been a tendency to make Catholicism sound very much like worship of the god of this world, and lead many Catholics to forget that there is a difference between that worship and our own. This is a prime thesis of my book, written as a first-hand account of the Church in the United States following the Second Vatican Council.