The contemporary Catholic Church and the sedevacantists both hold to an undeniably true principle: the Church is infallible. From there, however, they radically diverge.But few pronouncements are infallible. The council didn’t define doctrine. (Because the church’s infallible, nothing can change doctrine.) I’m actually a moderate to center-left Catholic by 1960 standards, but entirely in the church’s pre-conciliar big tent: the vernacular and religious liberty are fine. (The ‘liberal’ German seminary professors John Jay Hughes liked then taught exactly what I believe about the papacy: subset of church infallibility.) But based on the harm the council did, the answer’s obvious. 86 it.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Modestinus: Bishop Fellay on the council