Thursday, June 17, 2021

A Return to Mysticism?

Various spiritual writers and theologians have been praised as being precursors of Vatican II in calling for the return of the Christian faithful to the pursuit of holiness. But was a synod the appropriate means for trying to implement such a reform? A centralized system cannot help but look for a centralized solution; was a better way possible? Are there too many human obstacles to the action of the Holy Spirit, especially in the form of ecclesial power structures?

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