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  • A Key to Pope Benedict XVI: The Oath Against Modernism vs. the
    A Key to Pope Benedict XVI: The Oath Against Modernism vs. the "Hermeneutic of Continuity"

    AUDIO CD - John Vennari - "Hermeneutic" simply means "interpretation"; and Pope Benedict attempts to rescue the Council by claiming that Vatican II does not constitute a rupture with the past, but must be understood in the light of a "hermeneutic (interpretation) of continuity" with the past. The purpose of this phrase is not really to save Tradition, but to save Vatican II! The lecture demonstrates that despite whatever good intentions may be at work in employing this phrase, the concept falls short of what is commanded in the Oath Against Modernism to hold to the truths of the Catholic Faith "in the same meaning and in the same explanation" as the Church always taught. In the process of discussing what true continuity consists of, we are introduced to one of the most outstanding (and unknown) thinkers of the pre-Vatican II period, whose astounding prophetic insights nailed the errors of the new spirit wrought by Vatican II - and these warnings were sounded even before Vatican II opened its doors. It is a vindication of the Traditionalist position showing clearly that today's "hermeneutic of continuity", no matter how well-intentioned it may be, is simply another form of Modernism under conservative veneer.
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