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the dog that didn't bark

By Diogenes (articles ) | Dec 03, 2007

On a second reading of the Pope's new encyclical, I thought it was worth noticing this fact about the single quotation from the documents of Vatican II in the course of Spe Salvi:

There isn't one.

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  • Posted by: - Dec. 04, 2007 12:37 PM ET USA

    His point is that perhaps the cult of Vatican II is subsiding, and we can recall that Christianity is a 2000 year old religion and that there were 20 other ecumenical councils. And I for one sing, Hosanna, and look forward to the day when references to Vatican II are as frequent as citations of Lateran V (which was about as successful a council of reform).

  • Posted by: - Dec. 03, 2007 11:33 PM ET USA

    okay, I'll bite . . . don't see any quotations from the Council of Trent either. But His Holiness cites Marx, Lenin, Kant, etc. Your point?

  • Posted by: - Dec. 03, 2007 9:10 PM ET USA

    Well done and well said!

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