"The Church falls back today out of love for the world and [as] at the same time forced by it—two aspects of a single event!—deeper and deeper [(immer stärker) in]to the position of defenseless independence."
Ignaz Zangerle, "Zur situation der Kirche," Der Brenner 14 (1933/34): 45.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
"Despite the wealth of cultural forms it has itself given rise to about itself [(eben trotz des Reichtums mitgeweihter Kulturformen)], the Church is bound to none of the ways in which it has appeared to this point in history."
Ignaz Zangerle, "Zur situation der Kirche," Der Brenner 14 (1933/34): 44. Yes, but none of them? Context is a discussion of the "Enteuropäisierung der Kirche" inaugurated by Maximum illud (30 November 1919), Quo efficacius (6 January 1920), Rerum ecclesiae (28 February 1926), and so forth.