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Katharine Jefferts Greeley

By Diogenes (articles ) | Dec 30, 2006

For the Greeley generation of progressive Catholics, the truth is just beginning to sink in: if you want a bunch of grandchildren frisking around the living room for the holidays, there's an intermediate step that needed to be taken. And it wasn't. Contraception makes for calm Christmasses: calm yesterday, calm today, and ... hey, why were we never told?

Greeley wouldn't be Greeley if he admitted that his reading of the Second Vatican Council was wrong and that of Wojtyla and Ratzinger was right. So how does he explain the fact that those who embraced his views are caught in the demographic death spiral, while the thriving populations are those who hold what he's spent 40 years damning as a "pre-Conciliar model of orthodoxy"?

The church in the United States mostly is the post-Trent Church; the Church in Latino America is mostly a pre-Trent Church.

Not Catholics, peasants: "At the center of it is the figure of Our Lady of Guadalupe, once perhaps a pagan goddess, but now unquestionably the patron of the Mexican peon with whom she identifies."

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  • Posted by: - Jan. 02, 2007 12:46 PM ET USA

    "patron of the Mexican peon"!!!! If that is not a racial slur what is?

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