"Asked how he might respond to those who would say the 15 resolutions sound like a party platform for the progressive wing of the Catholic church, Cooper said, 'Well, that's what Vatican Council II embraced.'"If only they'd explicitly said that in the documents!
Father Cooper also touches on the Association's future.
"Confirming that the average age of members is about 70, Cooper said there has been resistance from younger, more recently ordained priests, some of whom 'see us as disloyal if not downright dissenting.'"And this after not that long ago being in the seminary studying, among other things, Vatican Council II.
"Alluding to recent studies that have pointed to differing views of church and authority between older and younger generations of Catholic clergy, Cooper described 'Vatican II priests' as viewing the priesthood in terms of 'service, of washing the feet of others' in contrast to clerics who hold a 'priest as ruler' model."My pastor's among the AUSCP's founders, and last fall issued an anathema against parishioners who genuflect before receiving communion, so I'm not sure I'm seeing this as a distinction in practice.
From the AUSCP meeting brochure [pdf]:
June 24th opening night events include Outdoor Barbecue, followed by Prayerful Lamentation.
June 25th presentations include Robert Kaiser on "Listening to the Signs of the Times" [sic].
June 26th such a hit at last year's meeting, the St. Louis Jesuits are back!
June 27th Fr. Patrick Brennan's presentation on "How can the church become a more genuine relational network?"
(via Bonfire of the Vanities)