Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Jurassic Park Catholicism

I haven't seen the whole thing, but in about the last 12 minutes of this podcast, 

Taylor and his sidekick kid around about their dream pope–a Pius XIII pope (a la The Young Pope). They wax nostalgic for the Latin Mass, antimodernist popes, and the Roman Catechism (Catechism of the Council of Trent). 

What did Taylor imagine he was converting to? He swam the Tiber under Benedict XVI. But the theological paradigm Taylor pines for was already long gone by the time of Benedict XVI. It was long gone under John-Paul II. It was long gone under Paul VI. Heck, it was on the way out under Pius XII. This plays right into the stereotype of Catholics who convert to a fictional Brideshead Revisited Catholicism. The Catholicism they pine for is extinct. BTW, Taylor is a prominent member of the Called to Communion gang. 


  1. It'S DOCTOR Taylor, you disrespecter!

    1. I will light a candle to St. Veronica to atone for my impertinence!