The Second Vatican Council was the main event in the Church in the 20th Century. In principle, it meant an end to the hostilities between the Church and modernism, which was condemned in the First Vatican Council. On the contrary: neither the world is the realm of evil and sin –these are conclusions clearly achieved in Vatican II—nor is the Church the sole refuge of good and virtue. Modernism was, most of the time, a reaction against injustices and abuses that disparaged the dignity and the rights of the person. (Thanks to Rocco Palmo atWhispers in the Loggia for providing the full text of the speech.)The question that is unanswered is: What a truce declared or victory? If so, which side 'won'?
To help understand the root (modernism, neo-moderism, 'New Theology') of the crisis, I have reproduced an article by Fr. Garrigou-Lagrance OP from the CFNEWS website. I have asked for permission to copy the article - but haven't received any word at this time. If I received a negative reply, I will remove it from my blog leaving the appropriate link.