What Happed to the Liturgy at Vatican II?

“Vatican II is the reason for all our problems!”

Welcome to 20% of the comments I receive on YouTube. I have to say… I find it a bit tiring. Besides just the nonsense of scapegoating in any situation, it’s just ludicrous if you’ve ever actually read the documents of the Second Vatican Council. People are upset with the world as it is and must find something to project onto. Because change is often unwelcome, the thing that caused the change must be the reason for their dissatisfaction, a la Vatican II is the reason for all our problems.

While I am often not able to muster up the amount of patience and respect needed to engage such comments, when I am, my response is always to quite the council itself: don’t go by hearsay or conjecture, read for yourself. As we have seen of late, there are more than a few news sources that have a vested interest in something other than the truth; even in the Catholic world, sites like LifeSite News and Church Militant churn out garbage every day that does more to misinform and create division that it does to edify God. For those faithful who do not know any better, it can be easy to believe what some sites say about the Catholic Church, when in fact it is a serious distortion of the truth.

Read the documents yourself.

In this week’s episode of Catholicism in Focus, I offer a primer for the first document of the Council, Sacrosanctum Concilium, the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy. I hope that it will inspire others to read the document (which is very short) for themselves, and see that Vatican II did nothing of what people blame it for, but was a profound and holy document of the council that called for much needed changes.

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2 Comments on “What Happed to the Liturgy at Vatican II?

  1. Father Casey, I could not agree with you more. The Church Militant with Michael Voris is a horrible and constant tale of the failure of Vatican II and the support of some of the most negatively conservative clergy in the U.S. and abroad, Every so often I’ll hear a local priest preach in a similar manner. I stopped paying attention when one parochial vicar said that Jesus becomes present in the bread and wine at the moment the bell rings– and every church should have kept the bell.

  2. Great video and so so true Please sent me your address as I want to send you a donation FR Pat J Universal

    On Mon, Oct 7, 2019 at 6:47 PM Breaking In The Habit wrote:

    > CaseyOFM posted: “https://youtu.be/mF2AfjozKos “Vatican II is the reason > for all our problems!” Welcome to 20% of the comments I receive on YouTube. > I have to say… I find it a bit tiring. Besides just the nonsense of > scapegoating in any situation, it’s just ludicro” >

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