One woman told the NCR that she finds the acceptance of former Anglicans into the Church “worrisome,” because “They’re kneeling for Communion, the priest facing the altar…we are regressing from the Vatican II model....I guess the secret is out. Us Anglican Use types constitute the worst nightmare of organizations like Voice of the Faithful: We are happy Catholics who desire to be faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church, and we like our worship to be reverent, beautiful, and focused on God rather than on ourselves.
The first installment (from the May 2011 issue) also contains some gems, including the following:
A retired teacher warns against the phrase “and with your spirit,” because it will “encourage ordinary Catholics to think that their religion is basically about saving souls” and “will once again lead the ordinary Catholic astray.”Here's what Dr. Hitchcock has to say about that. I'd say he puts it very well:
The writer does not consider himself a naïve “ordinary Catholic.” In his enlightenment he understands vastly more than such “ordinary Catholics” as, for example, Ignatius Loyola and Teresa of Avila, who naïvely thought their religion was about saving souls.
Indeed. In fact, I, too, have been under the impression all my life that saving souls is precisely what religion is all about. Silly me. Seems I'm in good company, though.
Part I: http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Item/730/the_failure_of_liberal_catholicism.aspx
Part II: http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Item/786/the_failure_of_liberal_catholicism.aspx