I gotta say, this is the most shocking thing I have ever read on FR. I read both parts and I suggest all do the same. My beeber is well and truly stuned by this.
I’m not sure what to think anymore. Every day I am shocked, just shocked to my core at the depravity around me. Not the depravity itself, there has always been depravity and there always will be. But the acceptance of it, the elevation of it. The reveling, the adulation.
You know, I’m not the kind of person that bangs on about how we’ve abandoned G-d or He’s abandoned us, but it’s getting kind of impossible not to look at things just that way.
If these “Christians” don’t *want* to convert the Indians, if they don’t *want* to save their infants, well then what are they doing there? Satisfying some sick, exploitative, frisson of western perversion? I mean, if you think they’re doing swell, bugger off and leave those noble savages alone. Perverts!
Should the Catechism be modified? Bishop Bonny thinks it can and should be. “It was written 30 years ago and there are areas, like the one we are discussing, in which society, culture, moral theology developed fast and radically in the last 20-30 years,” Bonny said. “The Catechism is not of divine right, it can be changed by the Pope. Pope Benedict changed some paragraphs in the Catechism. (…) The Catechism is a book that is open to historicity and progress. I think there are paragraphs, which in a collegial way, could be changed for the best of the Church and for the best of our pastoral work we have to do.”
So much for your infallibe, immutable catechism, Murph.