Thursday, September 10, 2009
You say it like that's a bad thing...
Well, Fr. McBrien is up to his old (and getting older) tricks. This time, in his dissent-o-pulpit in the National Catholic Reporter, he said the following regarding Eucharistic Adoration:
"Eucharistic adoration, perpetual or not, is a doctrinal, theological, and spiritual step backward, not forward."
Gee, considering where the "forward-thinking" post-Vatican II types have been leading us for 40 years, maybe a step backward isn't such a bad idea.
But consider how, in this case, "reaching back to antiquity" is a bad thing. Yet when the dissenters want to trash the liturgy, they appeal to some old, long outdated practice as justification for their novelties.
So I suppose the only conclusion one can draw is this: that appealing to antiquity, in the dissenters eyes, is only a bad thing when it leads us closer to Christ.
Father Z gives McBrien his good-ol' RED LETTER treatment over at WDTPRS?: