Birds of a
Neo-Catholics and Leftist Loons
Despite the appalling and erroneous conclusions this priest draws,
his reasoning is actually quite clever. The priest manages to use
the very premises of Neo-Catholic theology against the Neo-Catholics
as a basis for opposing a state amendment banning civilly recognized
According to Fr. Ratzinger in the 1960's, whom the priest quotes
directly, obeying one's conscience is above obeying ecclesiastical
authority (where was this view re: ABL in 1988?).
addiiton, our radical little priest tells us that the Church should
not be concerned with "civil marriage" as the Church does not
recognize "civil marriages." To the Church, nobody is married except
those who enter into sacramental marriage. Thus, in effect, he
appeals to the separation of Church and state, which Neo-Catholics
like George Weigel praise on a daily basis. It is the classic
Neo-Catholic argument: let the state govern its realm without
interference from religion and let religions do their thing without
interference from the state. If the state wants to define marriage
as between same sex couples that is no business of the Church as it
is not their "realm".
priest also brings up a good point against the Neo-Catholics
regarding Catholic social services. If these services take the money
of a secular Federal state are they not obligated to follow the
secular Federal requirements attached to that money, including
participating in gay adoptions, etc? Can these tax exempt Catholic
services "breach" the separation of Church and state by accepting
Federal dollars and then not abide by the government's rules
regarding use of the money?
I would be very curious to see how Neo-Catholics
would respond to this priest, since he arrives at his liberal
conclusions by following their very same premises. This is a perfect
example of how Neo-Catholicism and liberalism are really two sides
of the same coin. Two world-views fashioned from the same
premise--the radical spirit of Vatican II.
'Constitution Should Not Identify Zambia as Christian Nation'
you imagine the Emperor Constantine announcing to the world that he
wanted to make Christianity the official religion of Rome, only to
have Catholic bishops telling him, "Absolutely not! Keep Rome
secular. It is good enough that we and the pagans are able to
practice our religions freely. If you do this, it will offend them."
Well, that's exactly what has happened. The Catholic bishops of
Zambia are opposing a plan to identify the African country as "a
Christian nation" in the preamble to a new proposed constitution.
is an immoral act, in our opinion. An evil. For Catholic bishops to
have the opportunity to support a nation that wants to call itself
Christian, and yet to oppose that measure? This is shameful!
Catholic bishops evidently prefer a secular state to even a
"Christian" one. Christ has no place in the public square and
nations have no obligation to recognize Him. Our shepherds are
actively working for the de-Christianization of nations and the
dethronement of Christ the King. More "fruits", on supposes,
of Dignitatis Humanae.
Church in her human element has truly entered the twilight zone.
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