Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Vatican is ok?

Oh really?


Thanks Tim!


DESPITE reports to the contrary, sources say [WHO NOW?] there’s no particular Vatican concern about the new archbishop of Manila over an article he contributed more than a decade ago to a controversial history of the Second Vatican Council. The article had not been part of the official documentation considered before his appointment. [If there is nothing wrong with it, why leave that one out?]

Luis Antonio Tagle, 54, seen as one of the leading theological minds among the Asian bishops, was installed as the 32nd archbishop of Manila Dec. 12, after being named to the position by Pope Benedict XVI on Oct. 13.

Though Tagle has been hailed as a rising Asian star and even a possible papal contender, a mid-November article by veteran Italian journalist Sandro Magister suggested that some in the Vatican may have second thoughts, related to an article Tagle authored for a history of Vatican II edited by Italian scholars Giuseppe Alberigo and Alberto Melloni, exponents of a progressive current in Italian Catholicism known as the “Bologna school.”  [The Baloney school]

The Alberigo and Melloni history has been blamed in some quarters for promoting a distorted reading of Vatican II as a “rupture” with previous eras of church history – as opposed to the “hermeneutic of reform,” emphasizing continuity with the Church before Vatican II, promoted by Benedict[Well, Tagle's connection to the Baloney school explains why he spoke that way when he was my teacher at LST.  He portrays Vatican II as the Super Council.  Yup.  No joke.  He speaks differently when not in the classroom.]

Tagle earned his doctorate at The Catholic University of America under Fr. Joseph Komonchak, the American editor of the Alberigo and Melloni history, and joined the project’s editorial team while a seminary professor. In 1999, Tagle contributed an essay to the fourth volume of the history on Vatican II’s so-called “Black Week,” which unfolded at the close of the council’s third session in 1964, when several actions by Pope Paul VI caused alarm among reform forces.


See how much sentence the writer dedicated to saying that the Vatican was not concerned about the omission of that info about Tagle's career?

By the way, the original article appeared in the dissident National "Catholic" Reporter aka Fishwrap.

That is where John Allen writes.  He was the one who was all praises for the appointment of Tagle.

As if Allen stepped foot in Imus.


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