Sunday, November 11, 2007

If the Church is our Mother

...then this really does capture the "Spirit of V2" church:
Here is what one of her [Alice Thomas Ellis'] characters says about the post–Vatican II Church: “It is as though . . . one’s revered, dignified and darling old mother had slapped on a mini-skirt and fishnet tights and started ogling strangers. A kind of menopausal madness, a sudden yearning to be attractive to all. It is tragic and hilarious and awfully embarrassing.”
Which is a witty variation on the "She might be a whore, but she's our Mother" ecclesiology. From First Things' On the Square by Marian Crowe on the Catholic Novel in England.