Monday, December 14, 2009

More thoughts on Gaudium et Spes

The language of # 17 of Gaudium et Spes was called by Ratzinger, "downright Pelagian", and I'm shocked that I didn't notice it until re-reading it. My Pelagianism sensors are probably on the fritz with it's overabundance in many parts of the Church. Anyway, of what I've read so far, while I will admit it is overly optimistic, I feel like it makes up for this in it's pastoral nature.

I also find it interesting that the current Pope called a conciliar document heretical in language/emphasis. It gives me a better sense of how one can feel about certain decisions in the Roman Church and still remain orthodox. Alot of my doubts about Peter Kreeft were lessened after that.

I found an interesting article on the whole thing here:

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