The column by Paul Moser (Mar. 17) was so predictable of a dissenting Catholic. He bashes the church for battling heresy over the centuries. The Church will always battle against error. It will always welcome the heretic in, but not the error.
Moser shows such a lack of historical fact it is almost laughable. Beside the Galileo incident, the Spanish Inquisition, he names a number of other dark times in church history, although he did miss out bringing up the wrong idea of the Crusades.
Moser calls himself one of a herd of “recovering Catholics.”
They are anything but that. They are children of the “Enlightenment,” which was anything but enlightening. The best tool of the Enlightenment was the guillotine.
They enshrined a prostitute on the altar of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and worshipped the god of Reason. Faith was thought to be useless and backward thinking. The day of enlightenment is nearly over for truly thinking people. Faith and reason should be inseparable. Our faith is reasonable. Reason, without faith, leads to ”might makes right.”
Fascism and communism are products of the Enlightenment.
Moser, with many other unorthodox Christians, are waiting for the church to take up their agenda. They should not hold their breath. You will not see a woman Catholic priest in your lifetime, or ever. Women have other vital roles to fulfill in the church. Mother Theresa of Calcutta was not a priest but worked wonders in the Church.
— Bob Brinkman, Lima