consultants are sandburs

Monday, September 14, 2015

While not a Catholic, never one, things interest me.

E.g., here and here. And here. Without Gary's focus on the Curia having voices not entirely in tune with some perceived (and clearly written) teachings of the current Pope, I would have been ignorant of the discussions.

2 comments:

Wes Volkenant said...

Here's a progressive take on why the Pope matters, without the hand-wringing and scolding the conservative Gary Gross puts forward at Let Freedom Ring...

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2015/09/15/3701540/why-progressives-should-care-about-the-pope/

eric zaetsch said...

Thank you Wes. As one having faith in science, and being less a mystic, I see much in Roman Church dogma, over time, as wrong-headed, (Canon 915 for example), so I in one sense am glad to see Gary, from a GOP conservative position, declining to hew to Papal infallibility. Gary, unfortunately, barks up the wrong tree, with a clear purpose - buffet table faith I call it. Pick only what you like. Gary is not alone that way. Capital always tries having a thumb on the scales of sensible, reasoned opinion, and Gary is going along. If believing in a soul, eternity, and judgment over eternity; then willful savaging the planet seems an unsound way to gain forgiveness or salvation. Pursuing environmental hell on earth is questionable policy, and Francis sees a teaching purpose there, one that I do not fault. Arguably there are areas of dogma the Roman Church should revisit, but conservativism and a due mood of restraint toward matters touching upon survival of the planet is not an unwise or bad position, from the Vatican. Last thought, Cardinal Burke and his ilk seem counterproductive to present day relevance of the Roman Church.