Acclaimed Vaticanista Andrea Tornielli reports that a unanimous vote has taken place at a meeting of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, positively recognizing a purported miracle attributed to the intercession of Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini, 1897-1978). This development effectively paves the way for the Pontiff’s ‘canonization.’
But the #straightouttairondale people aren’t happy about it, to say the least:
The ‘canonization’ of Papa Montini is nothing else than a ‘canonization’ of the sordid agenda and disastrous orientation of Vatican II, the abysmal Novus Ordo Missae, and the embarrassing entirety of post-conciliar legislation and innovation.
This is unsurprising. Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI had as their basic mission the walking back from many of the changes that took place under Paul VI. That, of course, would include the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, which was in many ways spoilt by its leadership.
And as for me? I think that my fate as a Roman Catholic was sealed by his death in 1978, when I came back three years later things were not moving in a nice direction for those of us who were the product of the previous decade.
It’s also worth noting that most of the Catholic music linked to here came from Paul’s pontificate.