Nothing to do with Vatican II?


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4 Responses to Nothing to do with Vatican II?

  1. 000rjbennett says:

    Any wonder that there’s a shortage of priests and religious? You have to wonder if the “spirit” of Vatican II came from heaven, or from that other place, the one that many priests and bishops seem afraid even to mention now.

  2. Mary Salmond says:

    The graphs say a lot. It was culmination of events: Vatican ii changes, Pope Paul Humanae Vitae (the Catholic Church was the only institution that didn’t recognize contraception), the sexual revolution (flower children) of the secular, liberal, and open minded, drug takeover rather than alcohol. The ripple effect of all these things showed up in nuns and sisters leaving the education; priests didn’t leave the priesthood as much, right away. The woman were considering college and careers rather than families or limited number – 2. It developed into a sad state of affairs, the results we are still feeling.

  3. “The 1960s
    As part of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society, the U.S. Congress passed the Higher Education Act of 1965; this important legislation established a system of low-interest loans and scholarships to make college education more affordable for everyone.
    The same year, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act was passed; prior to its enactment, most school districts were independently operated and financed by local governments and initiatives. With the passage of the act, as federal monies were funneled to local school districts, local funding lost importance. Following the money came federal requirements and oversight. Today, programs such as No Child Left Behind (2002) tie the receipt of needed federal funds to student achievement on standardized tests.”

    It isnt all Vatican II. Catholic education grew when it was one of the few sources of education. In some parts of the world Catholic schols provide the majority of a childs education. As the public school system grew, parochial schools diminished for a variety of reasons. Costs, regulations, and politics (teacher unions), and improvements in public education all contributed to the Catholic schools demise. Im not saying that Vatican II didnt play a part, just that it wasnt the only part of the equasion. The federal governent also played its role

  4. Bella Dodd, a former high-ranking official in the U.S. Communist Party, stated more than 60 years ago:

    In the late 1920s and 1930s, directives were sent from Moscow to all Communist Party organizations. In order to destroy the Roman Catholic Church from within, party members were to be planted in seminaries and within diocesan organizations. . . . In the 1930s, we put eleven hundred men into the priesthood in order to destroy the Church from within. The idea was for these men to be ordained, and then climb the ladder of influence and authority as Monsignors and Bishops. Right now the Communist infiltrators are in the highest places in the Church where they are working to bring about change in order to weaken the Church’s effectiveness against Communism. You will not recognize the Catholic Church.

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