Sunday, August 2, 2009

What we have lost...and the Road to Restoration

An interesting (old) documentary on the state of the Catholic Church following the Second Vatican Council. Your comments?

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

1 comment:

  1. Plenty of the history is wrong... when the four marks were put forth (Bellarmine, not the Apostles), when the architecture changes started (it was well before VII!)...

    It implicitly and explicitly strongly attacks post-conciliar Popes.

    It blames the table-altars on VII... Guardini was in on that, and that was pre-VII.

    It leads one to believe, erroneously, that divorced and remarried Catholics are allowed to receive Communion.

    Whenever possible, it makes it appear as though sacraments celebrated now are (or may be, but the narrator's opinion is obvious) invalid.

    It uses Pope St. Pius V's Quo Primum improperly, as demonstrated by the Saint's later actions to alter aspects of the Mass. It ends up directly making the factually incorrect statement that the usus antiquior is unchanging and unchangeable.

    It erroneously states that Abp. Bugnini was a known Freemason. He was and is merely a suspected Freemason.

    It sources Gerry Matatics, (now, I don't know how old the documentary is) a sedevacantist.

    It takes ICEL's soon-to-be-fixed translation of "pro multis" as though it were an act of the Church. I note that "pro multis" is not horribly mistranslated in other languages.

    It takes abuse of dictates in the GIRM and Redemptionis Sacramentum as if it were the norm as desired by the Church Herself.

    It finally, after a long build up, proclaims that the Church is no longer the Church and the Novus Ordo must be thrown out entirely... and Independent Catholic Churches can be attended legitimately - never mind the SSPX.

    In short, it is junk, albeit junk with lots of visuals and audios that I'd like in bite-sized pieces to string together in absence of a... oh wait, never mind.

    a trad faithful to the Church.