Saturday, June 27, 2015
A formal decree from Japan's bishops council is delivered to churches around the country at this Sunday. I'm really afraid that its "reform taken only in Japanese dioceses" certainly makes some burden to elder priests. Actually, some points in the reformation go back to before the Vatican Council II, some others stick to and strengthen Japan-specific localized style of mass, and others are still in a mist. In a nutshell, it's really jack-in-a-box kind of reform. What is going on inside Japan's catholic church? In Japan, after the bubble economy crush, everything has been "reformed" toward the worse or destroyed into pieces. First welfare system and corporte-labor relationship, second family and marriage, finally education and religion. The great quake is just to accelarate the situation for corruption. At the final stage, it comes to the destructive power against the church. What if faith has been shaken by human hands? Don't we have anything else to pray for salvation toward the heavens?