Saturday, October 13, 2012

Aggiornamento: that word doesn't mean what you think it means.

Pope Benedict explains Vatican II:
This constantly updated vitality, this 'aggiornamento', does not mean breaking with tradition; rather, it is an expression of that tradition's ongoing vitality. It does not mean reducing the faith, debasing it to the fashion of the times using the yardstick of what we like and what appeals to public opinion. Quite the contrary, just as the Council Fathers did, we must mould the 'today' in which we live to the measure of Christianity. We must bring the 'today' of our times into line with the 'today' of God.
Funny how some people still think Vatican II is all about, "Baptize contraception, abortion, homosexual activity and women's ordination! Doesn't  God know it's _____?" (fill in any year, starting with 1963).

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