Once I was a clever boy learning the arts of Oxford... is a quotation from the verses written by Bishop Richard Fleming (c.1385-1431) for his tomb in Lincoln Cathedral. Fleming, the founder of Lincoln College in Oxford, is the subject of my research for a D. Phil., and, like me, a son of the West Riding. I have remarked in the past that I have a deeply meaningful on-going relationship with a dead fifteenth century bishop... it was Fleming who, in effect, enabled me to come to Oxford and to learn its arts, and for that I am immensely grateful.

Saturday, 25 September 2021

Doubt and Vatican II

Rorate Caeli has an interesting article that combines a theological and historical approach to the matter of how one might today question some of the actions of Vatican II. This has relevance to the debate about the reception of Traditionis Custodes and about the forthcoming Synod on Synodality. The article is very well worth reading, especially by those who were not around to follow the activities of the Council at the time. It is by Jean-Pierre Maugendre of Renaissance Catholique and can be read at Can a Catholic Have “Doubts” about Vatican II?

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