US priests form group to promote 'vision of Vatican II'
June 14, 2012
A new group of American clerics, the Association of US Catholic Priests, has been formed to “celebrate and implement the visionary concepts of Vatican Council II.” A quick sketch of the group suggests that it will follow a path similar to that of Ireland’s Association of Catholic Priests, a group that has defended dissenting clerics against the Vatican.
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Posted by: Defender -
Jun. 14, 2012 9:19 PM ET USA
Oh please...Rome isn't being fair to the LCWR, let's survey people about the Mass and the, oft-said, spirit of VII - there is no doubt where this group is going (50 years does not=1500+ years). I guess priest councils aren't enough to muck things up (and potentially defy the bishop), let's have a bigger organization to do it up right!
Posted by: TheJournalist64 -
Jun. 14, 2012 5:40 PM ET USA
So what makes this different from, say, Call to Action? Is this more "Spirit of Vatican II" nonsense? Ignore the documents or read what you like into them?
Posted by: unum -
Jun. 14, 2012 5:31 PM ET USA
A member says, "These (LCWR) women, they're intelligent and they're going to find a way to deal with this. And this is our chance to give them significant backing to know they're not alone." That's a shakey start for a priest's group when they start by discussing an endorsement for a group of dissident nuns who disagree with Church teaching.
Posted by: rpp -
Jun. 14, 2012 5:30 PM ET USA
Perhaps they can call themselves the "Leadership Conference for Men Religious".
Posted by: rpp -
Jun. 14, 2012 5:28 PM ET USA
I thought they already had a group. Doesn't it go by the name of "Catholic Theological Society of America"? If it is going to be a different group, perhaps they an call themselves the "Leadership Conference for Men (for now) Religious".