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THE VORTEX: MANY BAD POINTS – The talking points of the Church of Nice

THE VORTEX: MANY BAD POINTS – The talking points of the Church of Nice

August 11, 2017

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What sort of things do you hear these days from the agents of change within the Church? Here are some of their talking points — all bad points:

  • The Church is in “transition”
  • Catholicism is a “living tradition”
  • The more you get into circumstances, the more the moral rules can be disregarded
  • We can’t always do the “best” thing
  • “Irregular situations” — how do we deal with people who “can’t” live out the Church’s teaching
  • We must respect foremost the supremacy of conscience
  • The Church isn’t about just teaching moral “rules” to adults but teaching them how to be good “discerners”
  • Discernment is looking at the concrete circumstances of the here and now and determining what I can most generously give back to God right now
  • Church teaching and doctrine must always be respected, but we need to take into account the whole range of human experience — biology, psychology, etc
  • The Church doesn’t really teach us about morality through official statements. There are very few
  • We must explore if a Catholic can live in good conscience, opposing Church teaching
  • I don’t have to follow the Church’s moral teachings, just respect them
  • They shouldn’t be understood as teachings, as much as they are just rules, which sometimes need to be broken
  • We must respect the “grace” of God present in the lives of those in mortally sinful relationships
  • We need to listen to the Church like we would a father — respect what he is saying, think about it and then decide for yourself
  • We must “retrain” and “retool” seminaries to help make “adults” who can “accompany” the people
  • We must move from a “moral education” to a “moral formation,” not speak about rules but the ability to think through the rules

Notice what is missing from the list — deliberately — a complete refusal to incorporate any notion of grace — the call to living heroically. In most dioceses around the country, indeed throughout the West, this evil agenda is either being cooperated with or ignored — cooperated with by wicked prelates or ignored by cowardly or careerist prelates. read more