Friday, October 16, 2009

Exorcizing--not Exercising!--the Spirit of Vatican II

Thank you, Jesus, for sending holy bishops to lead your Church, especially Bishop Nickless!

Bishop R. Walker Nickless of Sioux City, Iowa is announcing in his newest pastoral letter that the Church under his leadership will embrace the interpretive tradition of continuity in regard to the teachings of the Vatican II, as opposed to those who interpret this council as a break with the past.

Read a portion of Bishop Nickless's letter here.

As more and more bishops like Bishop Nickless join the episcopacy, I believe we will see an acceleration of the new evangelization.  As Bishop Nickless points out in his letter, the Church is thriving wherever a hermeneutic of continuity is practiced, and dying wherever it is rejected.

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