Saturday, April 17, 2010

A rigorous examination of that sordid period

I try to go to early morning mass everyday and as my parish does not have a Sat AM mass I go to Epiphany where Monsignor Powell is at. I thought his Letter to the Editor though provoking and so I share it here. I must go along with his suggestion of
"A rigorous examination of that sordid period (beginning — about 1965 — and ending — about 1985) should be even-handed and unsparing, to public and private institutions and the underlying culture."
 I think that we who participated and had much influence during this period will have much to answer for in the generations to come...

4 comments:

Athos said...

So what is your take, Aramis, on what did happen in those two decades?

Aramis said...

My take...?

A lot of kumbala, tambourine, modern dance, the moving of the tabernacle to an outer room and away from the heart of the service... in other words a revolution of sorts from an inside out which fractured reverence for anything which may have preceded the modern.

Or...

Like the campaign slogon CHANGE at whatever the cost because whatever was the way was deemed restrictive and conformist and not hip.

Aramis said...

My slip up here Ath, your question: "...what did happen in those two decades?" was the perfect opening to plug your great book, The Dionysus Mandate that described like-real characters such as Mary Fran, Susanna and Father Coyote along with such great retreat seminars and brochures with such titles as, "The Vessel and the Knife," "An Experience in Pre-Christian Transcendence and Gaia Consciousness," and the best-selling book, "The Sacrament of Non-commitment: Open Marriages, Freedom and Love for Today."

Everything that led up to these examples and worse that actually infiltrated the Church are products of the mis-calculations and mis-interpretations of doctrine which inevitably lead to a spewing out of hatred, violence and ABUSE.

Athos said...

Apparently this bloke is still channelling the spirit of the age (70 minute homilies!?! - he's in love with himself).