These days, I’m trying to do a better job of staying abreast of Catholic news…National Catholic Reporter has been a great resource for trying to do so.
Check out this recent article by NCR publisher: http://ncronline3.org/drupal/?q=node/3137. Its an interesting articulation I’m sure many of us have thought about: what it means that Catholicism is losing its memory of pre-Vatican II Catholicism?
When I was living in Alaska last year, the very last woman to be a native speaker of Eyak died. The very last one. In recent years, linguists have learned the language–she taught them. But, as anyone who has acquired a second language later in life knows, its just not the same.
Is this a fair comparison? Is there cause to worry? Or cause to celebrate?
I’d love to know other people’s thoughts on this article! What do you think: what happens when no one remembers a pre-Vatican II church anymore?