Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Is America Magazine Catholic In Name Only?


Vote (here) at the Catholic blog Serviam


Anonymous said...

Yes it is.

TonyD said...

I vote for the CINO awards themselves.

>> "the souls of our nominees and those who support them are in grave peril."

How can any Catholic know such a thing? Do they believe themselves to be God? Without divine revelation, it is not possible for anyone to know such a thing.

>> "May their eyes be opened to the Truth during this season of preparation and grace."

Implicit in this statement is the belief that they know the truth. But knowing some things that are true is not equivalent to knowing the truth of any particular situation. Again, without divine revelation they cannot hold such a perspective.

I cannot even pray for them. They choose their beliefs, and choose their side.

Anonymous said...

I passed by the field of the sluggard, by the vineyard of the man without sense;

And behold! it was all overgrown with thistles; its surface was covered with nettles, and its stone wall broken down.

And as I gazed at it, I reflected; I saw and learned the lesson:

A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the arms to rest--

Proverb 24:30-34

Anonymous said...

TonyD, the nominees have publicly taken stands or made pronouncements that directly contradict or oppose infallible or definitive doctrine of the Catholic Church. If you accept that the Catholic Church's doctrine is the truth revealed by God for the sake of our salvation, then to contradict or oppose said doctrine on a matter of gravity is to set yourself in opposition to the truth that leads to salvation, which is to set yourself in opposition to God, which is to put your soul and those who rely on or support you in grave jeopardy. You have stated previously that you do not believe the Catholic Church teaches the truth revealed by God, so of course you would not understand how Pelosi et alia could possibly be considered to be jeopardizing their salvation by opposing moral truths of grave moral weight. If you don't begin with the correct premises, it's difficult to arrive at the correct conclusion.

Anonymous said...

"infallible or definitive doctrine"

First, there are only two infallible doctrines and these ain't it; second, "definitive doctrine" has no meaning in and of itself. You may want to condemn them but that doesn't mean they are condemned.

These are public figures, living in a pluralistic society. The re-criminalization of abortion is not the only way to be pro-life.

Anonymous said...

Is this blog Christian in name only?

TonyD said...

My comment has nothing to do with conformance to Church positions and interpretations.

It is about individual progress. We are each judged individually against a set of values. In general, the measurement procedures are long established and individualized. And although each of us has no right to know about the assessments or measurements (in order to avoid behavior changes in response to our “tests”), we are still given information to allow us to do “self monitoring” and increase our positive behaviors.

One common technique is that the value system of peers is modified in order to test the results of “test/observation” sequences. Pragmatically, this means that “good Catholics”, who may or may not be closer to God than many others, will be fulfilling God’s will through understandings that are not consistent with yours.

I should add that those understandings are rarely conscious.