Pope Francis is a good and holy man! Many think he can save the Catholic Church from ripping apart at the seams. Maybe so, but we think NOT!
Pope Francis’ job is to hold the threads of unity together as long as possible…
…even if that unity “cannot” surrender hierarchy as the model for God & Church,
…even if that unity “cannot” recognize the sexism of patriarchy,
…even if that unity “cannot” recognize sexual relationship outside man-woman marriage,
…even if that unity “cannot” discuss certain topics like women’s ordination,
…even if that unity must protect the image of the Church AT ALL COST.
The divisions in the Church at this point have grown so wide that the possibility of a common interpretation of Scripture, Tradition, morality, governance, theology, liturgy is all but nil for many. Some of the Church’s most faithful and active members are becoming the quickest to permanently walk out the doors, according to new research.
We are two non-canonical Sisters, each of us with a life investment in service and love of the Catholic Church. We lived through Vatican Council II, witnessing first-hand the inspiring and fruitful time after that Council. Starting with Paul VI and Humanae Vitae, however, Vatican Offices slowly moved to censure Vatican II bishops, theologians, priests, nuns and lay organizations.
As far as we and others like us see, the way to prevent outright schism in the Church we love is to invoke the ancient tradition of diverse Catholic Rites in communion with Rome. There are today 20+ Eastern Catholic Rites in full union with Rome. Diagram of Rites/Churches From Jerusalem + Some of these rites were born of schism, but the earliest tradition of Peter and Paul in Acts of the Apostles was an amicable separation in union with each other, an amicable separation which included different understandings of Jesus message and different visions for the Church.
So today, as in times past, could the Holy Spirit be calling some of us to RAISE Vatican II from COUNCIL to RITE alongside the Roman Rite? Given the internet and other available resources, we believe this to be a viable solution to the polarization that is ripping our Catholic Church apart. We believe the Vatican II Rite to be perhaps the ONLY SOLUTION to avoid the very real possibility of schism.
If you see wisdom in the proposals we offer on this site…if you have a proposal to offer…
If you believe theology, governance, liturgy need transvaluation in the spirit of Vatican II…
If you want to be part of bringing the Vatican II Rite into existence…
If you want to leave a Vatican II Catholic legacy to those who follow us…
Then, MAKE YOUR MARK ON THIS WEBSITE! Challenge, Question, Suggest, and?
…all while keeping the focus on what a Vatican II Rite should look like,
…all while refusing to complain, condone, or condemn the Roman Rite or any other Rite.
Sincere questions, disagreements, ideas, reservations, and challenges WELCOME!
THIS IS AN ON-LINE COMMUNAL WORK, NOT THE WORK OF JUST A FEW!
LET THE SPIRIT FLOW WHERE IT WILL!