Sunday, September 30, 2007

Transgressive Liturgy

How the therapeutic mentality affects the culture and Catholic worship

by James Hitchcock, Adoremus Bulletin, September 2007
Therapeutic culture reduces interdicts merely to taboos, that is, to essentially irrational and neurotic compulsions arising out of fear and ignorance, and in the post-conciliar Church there were increasingly shrill polemics against “legalism”, as though interdicts have no spiritual meaning. The rare disorder of scrupulosity was treated as the root of all belief, a sickness that had to be constantly fought against.

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