As the papacy of John Paul II sets, the crisis in the faith includes a growing gulf between traditonal Catholics and so-called “neo” Catholics over the stature of Vatican II, and the traditional teach

As the papacy of John Paul II sets, the crisis in the faith includes a growing gulf between traditonal Catholics and so-called “neo” Catholics over the stature of Vatican II, and the traditional teachings of past popes against Modernism, Communism, and athiestic/agnostic cults like Free Masonry. Unfortunately, the rhetoric in this debate has become increasingly hostile on both sides. In addition to Meisel’s article, we are providing von Alice Hildebrand’s rebuttal, Leo XIII’s St. Michael prayer origins, and Pius X’s oath against modernism. The oath was discontinued by Paul VI in 1962. The St. Michael prayer was dropped after Mass too. Traditional Catholics at the Remnant and Catholic Family News support re-establishing these prayers, while ‘neo’ Catholic periodicals are largely silent on the issue. CCI will continue look at the widening divide, and we would appreciate your thoughts on this at INFO@catholiccitizens.org