The pseudo-traditionalist flagship publication The Remnant has once again graced the world with the full depth of its theological wisdom. This biweekly American newspaper promotes what is perhaps best called a “pop traditionalism”, a distortion of traditional Catholicism that emphasizes certain popular elements or emotionally satisfying aspects — such as the Latin Mass, traditional practices, and rejection of whacky Novus Ordo ideas — but without any commitment to (or even regard for) sound Catholic theology, knowledge of which would have to be acquired through laborious effort and might lead to undesirable consequences.
We offer the following lines as some additional material for reflection and to help those who have been wedded, as it were, to the recognize-and-resist (R&R) position for a long time to realize how seriously it is contrary to the Roman Catholic Faith, which all who call themselves Catholics have an obligation to defend and uphold.
@TraditionTo Vatican II also teaches that Christ’s Church exists also in heretical sects, and that baptized non-Catholics are part of the Body of Christ in virtue of their baptism and belief in Christ. The necessity of the Church for salvation is not a mere necessity of precept, by the way.
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After releasing a report documenting 81 cases of the sexual abuse of minors in Spain, the Jesuit leadership in the country expressed “shame, pain, and regret.” https://cruxnow.com/church-in-europe/2021/01/jesuits-in-spain-express-shame-pain-and-regret-over-abuse/?utm_content=bufferb4df3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer&fbclid=IwAR0kAuExE5x82aOsBsiNrCAQjCh60E22IUY4xHdDviLIa0kcFWfV5NBoXck
@mfjlewis One way to preserve human life is to serve as a deterrent. There is also the retributive aspect: “the civil authority … is the legitimate avenger of crime.” Also, a punishment must be in proportion to the crime committed. Hence capital crime receives capital punishment.