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The media loves to fashion alternate narratives when it comes to writing about the Catholic Church’s recent history. It’s a great way to undermine the Church’s mission, i.e., convince a majority of something completely untrue by repeating the same thing over and over. Before you know it, the myth becomes the new reality and the actual reality becomes an illusion. Those left defending the truth are small in number and appear awkwardly out-of-touch. As has been well documented here at Cream City Catholic, the most popular example of this nowadays has to do with the revisionist history regarding the Second Vatican Council. There’s what the Council actually did, or intended to do, which a simple reading of the documents will make abundantly clear, and then there’s what the “council” accomplished in the eyes of the media and liberals. The success of this strategy has been remarkable, as we now have a healthy majority of Catholics, many priests and bishops even, who believe that Vatican II was all about revolutionizing the Church’s liturgical life.
Worth the read.