A Group to ask any questions regarding the faith of the Church. Whilst our aim is to have numerous Priests on a panel available to answer questions, at present we wish to welcome Fr Aidan Kieran from Ireland and Fr Nick from the US, who will answer you questions! Please tag Fr Aidan @aidankieran and/or Fr Nick @marniclaus in your post.
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“…we find people, some of them serious and well-informed, who call themselves Catholic #socialists …there are good and intelligent people who believe these things. Why is that?… Life is unfair… justice seems to call for the remedy to be applied…it can seem right to make the remedy a matter of routine backed by public authority. After all, shouldn’t a government establish justice? Apply this line of thought again and again and you end up with a comprehensive bureaucratic control of social life for the sake of fairness…it’s easy to find serious problems with #socialism …When it fixes one thing it deranges others…and thereby deprives people of responsibility for their situation. It also concentrates power, supplants autonomous institutions, like family and religion…When government controls everything, nothing controls government…since the purpose of the state is to enforce those principles, they will become in effect an established and intolerant religion…And people accept the democratic claim that action by the state is action by the people…”
The Curious Case of the Protestant Bible
O bone, O dulcis, O begnigne Jesu (O good, O sweet, O kind Jesus), te deprecor per illum tuum sanguinem pretiosum (I beseech Thee by Thy #PreciousBlood ), quem pro nobis miseris effundere dignatus es in ara crucis (which for us wretches didst deign to pour out upon the altar of the Cross): ut abjicias omnes iniquitates meas (that Thou wouldst cast away all my sins). Heinrich Schutz (1585-1672) @sacredheart8
Irony of 1960s Catholic Liberals: insisted Paul VI was merely stating ‘personal opinion’, not papal authority, when his ‘Humanae Vitae’ invoked doctrinal Tradition—but Liberals invoked papal authority to support Paul VI’s suppression & replacement of patristic liturgy: “…Blessed John Henry Newman feared that a definition of papal infallibility, which doctrine he personally believed and understood as an example of development of dogma, would be misunderstood and would become a source of great mischief in the Church. It turned out the that definition of the dogma of Papal #Infallibility at Vatican I is quite narrow…Paul VI thought that he had the authority as pope to ban the #Latin Roman Mass of Tradition and to impose on the Church a (1969) liturgy of New-Church… which was not the product of organic development but rather a product of the same crowd who undermined Paul VI on ‘ #HumanaeVitae ’…The crisis in the Church for the past fifty years is a crisis of faith. There is a crisis of #authority because of the crisis of faith…”