This is his last statement:
"We are a Vatican II community - at least, we try to be."
ELL-O-FRIGGIN'-ELLZ ARE YOU SERIOUS?!
I'm lost. What part of Vatican II suports him? This part?:
"Though they differ from one another in essence and not only in degree, the common priesthood of the faithful and the ministerial or hierarchical priesthood are nonetheless interrelated: each of them in its own special way is a participation in the one priesthood of Christ." (Lumen Gentium)
Oh Noes! Vatican II says that the priesthood of the baptized and the ministerial priesthood are essentially different. Not just differrent, but Essentially so. But Fr.Kennedy says that we're all priests in the exact same way, so we can all celebrate the mass.
Was it this part?
"This Sacred Council, following closely in the footsteps of the First Vatican Council, with that Council teaches and declares that Jesus Christ, the eternal Shepherd, established His holy Church, having sent forth the apostles as He Himself had been sent by the Father; and He willed that their successors, namely the bishops, should be shepherds in His Church even to the consummation of the world. (Lumen Gentium 136)
Oh Noes! Vatican II says that Our Lord intended and did establish the church. But Fr. Kennedy says that Christ did not intend to start a church.
Maybe this part?:
"Bishops, therefore, with their helpers, the priests and deacons, have taken up the service of the community, ( presiding in place of God over the flock,( whose shepherds they are, as teachers for doctrine, priests for sacred worship, and ministers for governing.." (Lumen Gentium 11*)
Oh noes! Vatican II says that priests are to be the bishop's helpers. But Fr.Kennedy says that he can defy/be disobedient to his bishop.
Ok, Ok, Maybe this Part?:
"1. Regulation of the sacred liturgy depends solely on the authority of the Church, that is, on the Apostolic See and, as laws may determine, on the bishop.
3. Therefore no other person, even if he be a priest, may add, remove, or change anything in the liturgy on his own authority."(Sacrosanctum Concilium 22)
Oh noes! Vatican II says that no person may ever change the liturgy on their own authority. But Fr.Kennedy says that he can invalidate baptisms by changeing the words, and that he can write his own eucharistic prayers/Make up his own mass.
This part then?
"He Who is "the image of the invisible God" (Col. 1:15), is Himself the perfect man. To the sons of Adam He restores the divine likeness which had been disfigured from the first sin onward. Since human nature as He assumed it was not annulled, by that very fact it has been raised up to a divine dignity in our respect too. For by His incarnation the Son of God has united Himself in some fashion with every man. He worked with human hands, He thought with a human mind, acted by human choice and loved with a human heart. Born of the Virgin Mary, He has truly been made one of us, like us in all things except sin." (Gaudium et Spes 21-24)
Oh Noes! Vatican II says that Our Lord Jesus is the Son of God And he was born of a Virgin. But Fr.Kennedy says that Our Lord was only a man, and that no one is stupid enough to beleive in the virgin birth these days.
You get my point. Fr.Kennedy is not about the Second Vatican Council. he has nothing to do with Vatican II. From this, you can see he does'nt give a flip about Vatican II, since he goes on contradicting what the fathers said, making up his own opinions and then trying to use the council as a scapegoat for his own actions. It's intellectual dishonesty I say!
*We all know what that song was really about. That explains why he'd be singing it.