"Utterly pointless," Fox
said of the AUSCP's agenda.
What's telling is that Fox is not just any priest, but heads the Office of Priestly Formation for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
After a few of his
fellow clerics objected to the broadside, Fox
later apologized for some of his
remarks and amended his
may think "aging liberal Catholics" like the AUSCP
are singing a "swan song," but how does he
explain the continuing decrease in practicing Catholics, especially among the young, because of the exposure of the hypocrisy, criminality, and sinfulness of the sex abusing clergy and the awful monetary cost to those same "aging liberal Catholics" for sleazy accountants, lawyers, and court awards for those offenses?
It is such a sad commentary on the state of the institution that Martin Fox, head of the Office of Priestly Formation for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, dismisses the AUSCP as " the "swan song" of aging liberal Catholics who were enamored with a "spirit of Vatican II".
That "Vatican II" and its spirit, dismissed by Fr. Fox
is the highest teaching authority within the Roman Catholic Church
, an ecumenical council of bishops in conjunction with the pope.
As of 2013 Vatican II has not been replaced as the highest teaching authority, nor has "its Spirit."
Does Fr. Fox recognize that he is courting heresy - and I have an awful lot of respect for many so-called heretics, not including the current head of the Office of Priestly Formation for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati - when he writes that "the spirit of Vatican II...has been quashed by a younger, more tradition-minded generation of clergy and laity.
These so-called "more tradition-minded generation of clergy and laity" are not only not tradition-minded - they are putting aside and ignoring Vatican II and its spirit - but may be little different from the members of the Cardinal Lefebvre founded Society of St. Pius X
that is known as a strong defender and proponent of the Tridentine Mass, along with pious practices, beliefs, customs and religious discipline often associated with the period before the Second Vatican Council
, which the society believes promoted erroneous teachings and thereby reject as heretical.
SSPX has no canonical status in the Roman Catholic Church for doctrinal reasons, and Fr. Fox and his "more tradition-minded generation of clergy and laity" sound remarkably similar to SSPX.
so-called "tradition-minded generation" are in fact the traditionalists "that gives tradition such a bad name.