No need to apologize for Vatican II.
No need to apologize for loving the Ordinary Form of Mass, the restoration of the Extraordinary Form of Mass, the vernacular in the Liturgy, the renewal of religious life, Nostra aetate, the Synod on the Family ... Vatican II.
No need to apologize for loving every single Pope of the 20th century and venerating the sainted and beatified Popes of Vatican II.
Thank you Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI.
Thank you Lord for your generous mercy and the grace of Baptism and all the sacraments in the Catholic Church. Thank you Lord for not abandoning The Church. Thank you Lord for appointing shepherds over our heads. As the Rule of St. Benedict says: "Thou hast placed men over our heads."
Thank you Lord.
Forgive me Lord, for my inconstancy, my sins, my disobedience, my pride...
Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy.
"Mine are the heavens and mine is the earth. Mine are the nations, the just are mine, and mine the sinners. The angels are mine, and the Mother of God, and all things are mine; and God Himself is mine and for me, because Christ is mine and all for me." - St. John of the Cross
The amazing, most reassuring effect of Pope Francis' Apostolic Journey to the United States to confirm the faith of believers, is the obvious hermeneutic of continuity in the implementation of Vatican II. The liturgies, the crowds, the immense crowds of priests and religious, the prayer ... all of these Catholics gathered together in unity. It strengthens and confirms my faith.