|Previous reflections||The 16 Documents of Vatican II||Resolution|
This Decree had the aim of treating the renewal of Religious life
Like the Liturgy, Religious life changed drastically after Vatican II
Some people say the changes went too far
Some congregations have gone back to past practices
Recently I met two sisters (senior sisters, not
novices) from a congregation which shall rename anonymous.
They asked me to pass on an important pastoral (not personal message) to someone.
I said they could use my phone and immediately speak to the person concerned.
They replied "O no, Father. We have to get permission to use the phone"
Do we really want to go back to that sort of thing?
Jesus, please help Religious congregations "get it right"