Have you read this? His comment especially about conservatives coming up with an answer to Noonan's book... He essentially silences an easy decade of conservative Catholic apologetics, and rightly so. Very few voices have even begun to attempt an honest answer to the scandal of Vatican II ... and of course this is observed by a journalist while dutifully ignored by a generation of seminarians.Ever known for his subtle British understatement (or was that French nuance???), Noir nevertheless makes a sharp point (Disclaimer: Rules 7-9).
I would recommend Douthat's columns as a better introduction to the state of modern Catholicism than I would anything printed by a religious publishing house!
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
You may remember that we linked to this article, as well as the video of Ross Douthat's Erasmus Lecture, on November 3rd of last year. But here it is again in the January 2016 issue of First Things, and deservedly so. Why? I think the words of Guy Noir - Private Eye are answer enough, when he says: