Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Queen Speaks

Quotes from and about Cincinnati

"What we are experiencing is in part due to the real confusion that followed the Second Vatican Council (a series of reforms in the 1960s). We didn't explain the changes that were taking place, so people became very confused. Because of that confusion, a lot of our Catholics, you might say, threw the baby out with the bath water." – Coadjutor Archbishop Dennis Schnurr

As quoted in a March 2 article in the Cincinnati Enquirer when asked, “Why have some Catholics, especially young Catholics, drifted away from the church and from regularly attending Mass?”

I have to whole-heartedly disagree. I don’t think people drifted away because of Vatican II at all. There are much bigger issues than any “confusion” Vatican II may have caused. Spare me.

This article appeared days before the recent story that the new Archbishop Dennis Schnurr will live in a house in Anderson Township that the Catholic Church recently purchased for approximately $470,000. Father Joe at St. Louis Church is going to have the entire place to himself once the current Archbishop moves out.

Photo from the Archdiocese of Duluth


Anne said...

Yeah -- what, 50 years (?) later, we are too confused (about things that happened before the group he's talking about was born)? And, um, he could think of no other reasons?

That's funny you zoned in on that sentence, it was a topic of conversation here last weekend.

This weekend's topic: his large, expensive, suburban home!

Radarman said...

23 pages of bitter comment from the faithful and other interested Cincinnatians on the Enquirer piece about the new archepiscopal palace in Anderson. We seem to be an embittered and unforgiving community. Most interesting

Somebody in the apparat has really lousy taste in real estate.