Too much accommodation of modernity compromised the teaching of the Second Vatican Council, according to Professor Tracey Rowland, one of the leading experts on the papacies of John Paul II and Benedict XVI, reports The Tablet.
In a hard-hitting lecture Leeds Trinity University College, Professor Rowland criticised the advocates of aggiornamento, or renewal, for dressing up faith in fashionable packaging.
The work of the theologian Edward Schillebeeckx and his followers was particularly criticised by Professor Rowland, who said that their publications in the 1960s and 1970s “were correlating faith with modernity”.
Professor Rowland, who is dean of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, in Melbourne, was giving the opening lecture at the Vatican II, 50 Years On: the New Evangelisation conference, which drew hundreds of delegates including clergy, academics and laity. (Source)
Right on! We’re seeing the battle lines being drawn over the interpretation of Vatican II, and we’re going to win it and the hippies are going to lose.