40 years later ... are we stronger?
"...it is necessary to conclude that nothing [sic] has changed in the will of Rome to follow the Conciliar orientations, despite forty years of crisis, despite the deserted convents, the abandoned rectories, the empty churches. The Catholic universities persist in their ramblings, the teaching of the Catechism remains unknown at the same time that the Catholic school does not exist anymore as particularly Catholic: it has become an extinct species… [sic]"
And, Oh! what Recapturing Our Catholic Patrimony says about working on our own personal holiness, " Despite 40 years of turbulence, the real question that needs to be asked is not why hasn’t the big guy done anything [for surely we know he has – just look at the short history of his pontificate], rather what can I do to bring about change, holiness, and grace, into the particular part of the world in which I live.God’s grace is present to us in every moment, in our everyday. Why is it I so easily lose sight of it, failing to be God’s vessel of change and grace in my life, in my temple, in my local Church?
And his gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ; Eph. 4:11-13"