Wednesday, August 17, 2016

No, Msgr. Swetland, we are not compelled to meekly offer our throats to the assassin

Nor is such an idiotic notion a dogmatic requirement:
Msgr. Swetland contends that statements of recent Popes to the effect that Islam is a religion of peace fall into the category of teachings to which Catholics must give “religious assent,” as per the Second Vatican Council document Lumen Gentium, which states: “In matters of faith and morals, the bishops speak in the name of Christ and the faithful are to accept their teaching and adhere to it with a religious assent.”
To which I offer the theological response, "Bollocks!" Robert Spenser provides a more eloquent rebuttal.

H/T: Captain Heinrichs


rinardman said...

I'm not a Catholic.

If I were....see above.

HAL9000 said...

So when did lying about Islam become a fundamental principal of faith for Catholic Believers, like the Trinity or the Resurrection of Jesus? I rather doubt that ex-Pope Benedict would agree that "Islam is a religion of peace" considering his Regensburg speech.

RebeccaH said...

Islam is the Religion of War, and nobody is going to convince me otherwise, certainly not some priest, when the imams repeatedly insist that Islam is at war with the non-Islamic world.

Anonymous said...

There are a lot of wicked priests about nowadays, infected with modernism and socialist, humanist values. They are hard to tell apart from "progressive" secular socialists.
The last time I went to Mass, the priest used the term, "social justice" in his sermon; I kid you not.

To be honest, I doubt the current pope is even a Christian, let alone Catholic.
Do bears still shit in the woods?

St. Francis prophesied that in the final days God would send a destroyer as pope.
I reckon Francis is the destroyer and priests like this guy are his acolytes.


Deborah said...

If someone carries the word of God in a bad way it is blasphemous. Therefore, if a Catholic is disobedient to erroneous notions then it should be similar to the military where illegal Orders are not to be followed. It is better to be disobedient to a bishop than take a stance against God.

Anonymous, lthe "wicked priests" are Progressives, and as such are socialists and secular. Pope Francis' reign is one of social justice.

Don't pray for peace so they will kill you last. (HT: Richard McEnroe)

Anonymous said...

Boy, will they be surprised when the Vatican is looted and turned into a mosque.