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Friday, 28 December 2012

CCC not me

Why is it that when I quote the CCC and the teachings of the Church clearly that some commentators get angry, with me? Odd.


Catechist Kev said...

Isn't that the truth, SuperT?

The ubertradicals and the uberprogressives just *love* the CCC, don't they? ;)

Never mind the fact that the vicar of Christ at the time, *Blessed* JPII (under whom the CCC was promulgated) said in the apostolic letter that opens the Cateschism that it (the CCC) "is the faith in its entirety" and is "a sure norm for teaching the faith"!

What is the problem with it?


Lynne said...

I guess on the scale of Catholicism, I'm more towards the ubertradicals (what a neat word!). I dislike the current CCC for somewhat superficial reasons, 1) it's too wordy, it takes a page to say what could be said in a sentence or two. 2) What is wrong with previous catechisms like the Trent catechism or Pope Pius X's catechism? It seems like every since Vatican II, the Church has tried to reinvent eveything, like the Church didn't exist before Vatican II.

There! Now that I've gotten that off my chest, I can admit that I am giving the CCC another chance. A wonderful priest at a local parish is giving a class on it. Also, the Compendium of the CCC may be perhaps more to my liking. Its style is more of a question and answer format, like the Baltimore Catechism.


Supertradmum said...

Lynne, I love the Compendium and the Baltimore, as well as theCatechism of the Council of Trent. However, the CCC deals with current issues not included or not stressed in older versions.

Lynne said...

That's true, I was surprised and amused(?) to see that it touched on animals, our pets, and why they are not our children (I'm paraphrasing this from memory). Yes, with so many having no or few children, I guess it's not surprising that people have begun treating their animals like their children.