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Philippines Cardinal Luis Tagle -- often cited as a possible successor to Pope Francis -- has called on Catholics to avoid looking to the pre-Second Vatican Council church with a sense of nostalgia, but to embrace and live out the council's sense of openness to the modern world.

Speaking at a landmark theological conference focused on carrying the vision of the council forward, Tagle said Vatican II rediscovered the church's understanding of mystery, mission and communion -- and that, from there, "the understanding of church changed radically."

One of the key changes of the council, he said, was the move from a church that focused on itself to one that focused on the needs of humanity.

"Many people want to witness to Christ in some idealized past that they long for with nostalgia," said Tagle, who spoke Friday morning at Georgetown University. "No, we witness to Christ now, here, where we are in our world."

"The church is being asked to retrieve its deepest identity as a communion, but a communion that is not focused on itself," he continued. "Not self-focused, not self-referential."

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The fruits of Vatican II and openness to the world keep multiplying. It looks like today we got the legalization of sodomite fake "marriage". What Elizabeth, Cromwell and company couldn't do to bring down the Catholic Faith in Ireland, was done by the complacency of the NO establishment to the modern zeitgeist. Many priests in Ireland urged their parishioners to vote for this mockery of marriage. The Bishops of Ireland and Pope Francis were silent as far as I know. Satan must be dancing in hell.
 

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I look to the past with nostalgia, if only because the Inquisition would've thrown this Cardinal in jail, in said past.
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The fruits of Vatican II and openness to the world keep multiplying. It looks like today we got the legalization of sodomite fake "marriage". What Elizabeth, Cromwell and company couldn't do to bring down the Catholic Faith in Ireland, was done by the complacency of the NO establishment to the modern zeitgeist. Many priests in Ireland urged their parishioners to vote for this mockery of marriage. The Bishops of Ireland and Pope Francis were silent as far as I know. Satan must be dancing in hell.

Well stated.

Philippines Cardinal Luis Tagle -- often cited as a possible successor to Pope Francis

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I look to the past with nostalgia, if only because the Inquisition would've thrown this Cardinal in jail, in said past.

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yea because the Apostles and the Apostolic Fathers were on fire to make people aware of their liberty and inalienable dignity as men and to order all things on earth to man as their centre and crown (Gaudium et Spes) ::)
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