James Macmillan - spot on again
He always hits the spot. Must be living in Jordanhill that does it. James Macmillan in the Catholic Herald this week lauds the Benedictine reforms.
History will look back unkindly on the generation of Vatican II Catholics who were handed such a precious pentecostal gift of grace – a unique opportunity to purify the Church, only to squander it disastrously. They bent over backwards to accommodate the zeitgeist, rather than open a generational heart to the Heilige Geist. This is not what John XXIII foresaw when he inaugurated his great reforming council. He would have been horrified to see how many Catholics fell prey to the trendy nihilism of the 1960s, duped by a destructive iconoclasm which has eroded so much of the West’s culture and morals.
It's only a few years since he directed a welcome spotlight on the anti-Catholicism of much of Scottish public life. Oh, and by the way he's probably Britain's greatest living composer. A giant. God bless him.