The Enemy Within

Imagine, if you will, an organization called “Catholics for Choice.” If your brain hasn’t exploded trying to make sense of that, consider this quote from its president:

The real fear that haunts conservatives is that in a month, when Pope Francis reconvenes the Synod on the Family, it’s possible that Francis’ spirit may open up a conversation among the bishops about family as it really is lived, not imagined by the celibate clergy. Maybe as the bishops push forward with the Synod on the Family, a miracle could happen and some change could come — change that reflects the reality that is the church today. I don’t think that would be a bad thing at all.

By all means, let’s base our religious faith on the practices of imperfect humans rather than on a perfect God. Let’s update the faith to reflect our unholiness, rather than relying on a holy God. A God who is the same, yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). A God in whom there is no variation or shadow of turning (James 1:17). Sure, let’s do.

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  1. bobmontgomery

    I am not Catholic, but of course the mainline Protestant sects are for the most part already gone, so six of one and we all drink the same cultural water. It always has to be political, doesn’t it? He relishes the thought of “conservatives” being haunted. Why would a religious person wish that on anyone? Answer : Nothing “religious” about it. It’s political, and also a cover for trolling for souls. He couldn’t say “the devout” would be haunted, because we would be able to make out Ol’Scratch standing in his shadow. So he couches it in political terms, never mind that the ones he calls “conservatives”, who are actually devout, don’t want politics to enter into it.

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