[quote=Melman]Vatican II took place 25 years before you were even born. Why so much bitterness toward it, then? Indeed, toward the current Canon Law book, and apparently toward any of the current teaching of the Church, which requires your obedience no matter how many times you can work the word “fallible” into your posts?
The Arian heresy took place 1650 years before I was born. I have a much greater bitnerness, nay, an actual hate, of that. Does it matter when something took place? Sunday there were 35,000 + protestant religions all of which probably had some time of “service” that is heretical. I hate that, too. It doesn’t matter when something occurs. I can hate it just the same. If it is a sin, I do hate it. If it is Vat II, I would not say I hate it, certainly. After all, it was not Vat. II but the faulty interpretation and fabrication thereof that produced what we have today, including the New Mass. I love the teaching of the Church. I hate the false presentation thereof, which scandalizes good Catholics into beliefing error. I follow stricter disciplines than the Canon Law 1983. Does that mean I am disobedient? I still fulfill the obligations contained therein. Am I sinning in doing so? If Canon Law says you must fast one hour before Communion, if someone does so for an hour and one second is he disobedient for going beyond requirements? If one fasts from midnight, is he disobedient? Of course he is not. Was it wrong in 1954 to fast from midnight, when the Church REQUIRED it. No, it was not. Was it a mortal sin to receive Communion if you had NOT fasted since midnight then? Yes, it was a mortal sin. There is no possible way you can attack the practices or beliefs of someone who believes as Catholics always have. I believe as Catholics always have. New and “better” “theologians” can think up whatever crazy and heretical interpretation of every Church document. Will that change what I believe? No, it will not. Unless the Pope declare ex Cathedra different from what all Catholics have always believed, I will continue believing. Of course, he could not do such, for if he did, he would be contradicting what has already been lain down by the Church infallibly. Truth cannot contradict Truth. God bless you.