Matthew Fox argues the Vatican is in schism. What do you think?
Today I'm pleased to bring you an unsolicited interview California-based writer and television producer, Mark Day, sent me in which he interviewed one of the most "out there" theologians and spiritual writers of our day, Matthew Fox. What Matthew Fox has to say in this interview is a pithy condensation of the views Milly and myself heard him air as one of the keynote speakers last June at the American Catholic Council in Detroit. BEWARE: this interview is "in ya face". Matthew Fox pulls no punches; this interview is not for those who believe Pope Benedict and friends are going to bring about some restoration of Christianity in the world. Mark Day wrote the introduction to the commentary:
"When Cardinal Josef Ratzinger was elected Pope Benedict XVI in 2005, few Catholics were aware of the central role he played for decades in reversing the reforms of the Second Vatican Council — to restore the Catholic Church to its status as an authoritarian monarchy and a system impervious to change from below. Few authors have told this story as well as Matthew Fox in his new book, The Pope's War. Fox, an outspoken progressive theologian, was forced out of the Dominican Order in 1988 by order of Ratzinger, then head of the Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith. The author of more than 23 books, Fox continues teaching and exploring the big spiritual questions today. Mark Day interviewed him recently for Catholica."
Fr Dan Donovan's series on the new Second Eucharistic Prayer: I've published parts 2 and 3 of Fr Dan's critique today and in the forum I've completed my own exploration on these questions of the meaning of "redemption" and "authority". Come to think about it: this entire edition of Catholica is not for those who believe Pope Benedict and friends are going to bring about some restoration of Christianity in the world.
<Mark Day's interview with Matthew Fox...>
<Parts 2 and 3 of Fr Donovan's Critique...>
<The discussion on Redemption and Religious Authority...>
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