Thursday, August 09, 2018

Problematic indeed …

 The new Catechism text on the death penalty will damage the Church | (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

… churchmen have no special expertise on these matters. And of course, the essential point is not about these empirical issues, but about the authority of the Church’s perennial teaching – which raises a simple question. How can anyone justify a radical revision to over two millennia of scriptural and papal teaching on the basis of dubious amateur social science?

1 comment:

  1. The pope does carry with him, for better or worse, the political baggage of liberation theology. Interesting times for Catholics!