Well, well, well. The things you find on the net when you Google… Here is a real rip-snorter from the Superior General of the Jesuits, Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach – none other than the “Black Pope”. He’s due for replacement, I understand, but I don’t think the “White Pope” has named one yet.
It’s called “THE RULES FOR THINKING, JUDGING, FEELING IN THE POST-CONCILIAR CHURCH”. He ends the essay by saying:
I have tried to suggest that the rules “sentire cum Ecclesia” are as relevant to the life of the Church of the Second Vatican Council as they were to the life of the Church in Ignatius’ day, the day of the Council of Trent.
In regards to Brian Coyne’s challenge to me, it virtually does the job for me. I cannot think of a single thing with which I disagree in this paper, which was presented in 2004 to the Rome Consultation of the Society of Jesus. Perhaps I will send it to Brian and ask him what there might be in it that he has difficulty with, and then address that.
In the mean time, what do you think of it? What do you think are Fr Kolvenbach’s strong points? What do you think he could have said better? What do you have problems with. I’m all ears, folks.