Monday, February 18, 2013

Only for people with issues …

 Does Catholicism “Have Issues”? (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Wills and many like him adopt the utmost Biblical literalism when it comes to priests, but how about the Scriptural strictures on divorce or same-sex acts or the fires of Hell? Catholic and Orthodox churches examined his arguments and long ago decided that they do not correspond to their understanding of the Gospel. It’s quite easy to find churches – they’re called Protestant – where they are practiced. Anyone like Garry Wills who disputes the Catholic “thing” has a ready alternative at hand any Sunday.


  1. julie9:27 AM

    Yes, move along folks nothing to see here...the Church has never erred and there is no need, ever, to seek to reform it...Jesus spent His life kicking people away too...Awesome!

  2. I think too much attention is paid to the Church as an institution, and not enough to the truth the Church is supposed to transmit, in particular, the notion that the law was made for man, not the other way around. That is why I think the liturgy (by which I mean the traditional Latin liturgy) is so important, because it raises the con ten to the level of symbol and ritual, which make it palpable.