Anthony Esolen: “…Every closing of a church is a knife to the heart of a real human community. Here [Canada / Quebec] people feel it more keenly perhaps than in America. There was no school till the Church made one. There were no groups for social welfare till the Church organized them, formally or informally. You did more than meet your neighbors at Mass. The Mass made you more than neighbors: fellow travelers on the way to the four last things.”
— Douthat On “The Curse Of Vatican II.” “Catholicism’s tragedy: the Church needed renovation, but the Council was a wreckovation — and Catholics are stuck with it“.