US Bishop Calls for Vatican III !

In an opinion piece for the New York Times, Californian Bishop Francis Quinn has called for extensive reform of the Catholic Church on issues around human sexuality, communion for the divorced and remarried, and an end to compulsory celibacy for Catholic priests.

Bishop Prancis Quinn

Pope Francis prefers the simple title “bishop of Rome.” So I ask my brother bishop: Should we not convene a third Vatican Council just as ethical and paradigm-shifting as Vatican Council II of the 1960s?

 

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3 thoughts on “US Bishop Calls for Vatican III !”

  1. Bishop Francis Quinn asks: “Should we not convene a third Vatican Council just as ethical and paradigm-shifting as Vatican Council II of the 1960s?”

    I wonder if Bishop Francis Quinn is aware of the strong rift in the Catholic Church around Vatican II, a rift that has grown considerably stronger during the papacies of John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

    Pope Francis agrees that Vatican II, to a large extent, has NOT yet been implemented. I would agree with his assessment.

    The idea of a Vatican III would only complicate matters. It seems to me that we need instead to elevate Vatican II from Council to a new Catholic Rite alongside the Roman Rite and the 20+ other Eastern Rites in communion with Rome.

    As a new rite in the Church, Vatican II would move toward implementation of the Council documents with the updating of theology, liturgy and governance.

    Visit: https://newstylecatholic.wordpress.com/2015/09/10/sister-leas-response-to-philadelphia-archdioceses-morality-pledge-reveals-contrasting-visions-of-church/

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