Saturday, May 24, 2008

My Favorite Mahonyism

"It has taken the shortage of priestly and religious vocations to awaken in us an appreciation of a broadly based shared ministry and a realization that it is in the nature of the Church as the Body of Christ to be endowed with many gifts, ministries and offices. What some refer to as a "vocations crisis" is, rather, one of the many fruits of the Second Vatican Council, a sign of God’s deep love for the Church, and an invitation to a more creative and effective ordering of gifts and energy in the Body of Christ."

The full quote is here. Anyways, I just wanted to show that my reservations regarding Cardinal Mahony aren't just conjured up from nothing. I'll post a liturgy video at some point to flesh out my prior "Woodstock" comment.


Foz said...

Did he skip BXVI's address to the bishops at the National Shrine?

Relevant text:

"Let us be quite frank: the ability to cultivate vocations to the priesthood and the religious life is a sure sign of the health of a local church. There is no room for complacency in this regard."

Throwback said...

For what it's worth, he issued a letter after Pope Benedict's visit basically saying that he was now a "different disciple." Here's a link:

If Mahony does get his mind right, this would be a huge accomplishment by the pope. For Mahony to go from basically throwing Redemptionis Sacramentum in the trash to even halfway orthodox can't even be thought of without the word "miracle" coming to mind as well.