Quit Apologizing for the Catholic Faith

6 Apr

CATHOLIC AND NOT AFRAIDI have been watching events unfold in more than one arena inside the Catholic Faith. Too often we have allowed ourselves to be bullied into apologizing for our Doctrine on issues of faith and morals. Things like the prohibition on Gay Marriage, the belief the homosexual sex is intrinsically evil and a mortal sin, remarriage without an annulment leaving people doomed for the unrepentant and willful mortal sin of adultery. Need I really go on?

People try to engage Catholics in debate about doctrinal and dogmatic issues like abortion or birth control, or some aspect of the Mass. Even though science and history support our Doctrine the faithful mistakenly think that their position needs to be justified to those outside the faith with some rational explanation. It does not. When that fails, either the name calling or the demanding of an apology begins. Don’t even go there!

Don’t ever apologize for the faith. Don’t allow people to blame the actions of a few bad priests on the theology and doctrine of the Church – you are dealing with criminal actions by individuals and not a matter of faith, morals, or dogma which has caused their criminal behaviour -rather a lack of those things is at the problems root. Don’t apologize because remarried people without annulments are offended because they cannot partake of the sacraments. They freely chose to remarry, in willful defiance of the Church Christ founded. Why should anyone apologize for another person’s sin? Pushing their guilt onto you and “making you the bad person” for not telling them it is A-OK to willfully be in mortal sin. To  just pretend like they are any other couple, is NOT OK.

Next we hear the compassion argument – we must show compassion. Jesus himself offered the rich man a place following him, but the man turned away. Did Jesus grab his shoulder and say wait a minute – you can keep all you money and things and it will be just the same, come on. No he did not – he watched the man make his choice and walk away. We have a society today addicted to sin. Just as they people are addicted to any combination of drugs and alcohol. Their sin like the other addictions. It brings them pleasure and the removal of it will cause them discomfort. Would you ever think that providing an alcoholic, puking and dirty in the gutter begging for money and booze, with another fifth of liquor was an act of compassion? I wouldn’t either. Would you give a heroin addict in withdrawals in an alley a big bag of heroin and call it compassion? I wouldn’t either. Such things are not what they need, in fact – they are just exactly what they do not need.

Then why on earth would you give a person in willful mortal sin a pass either – the compassionate thing to do is to save their immortal soul, not to pander to their feelings. Never say you’re sorry that the Church’s belief is “such and such”. Never acknowledge that there are special circumstances that make willful mortal sin OK. Never assume that someone’s suffering or discomfort because of the doctrine of the faith is truly assuaged by you demeaning the Church or the faith in an effort to make them feel better. In fact, when you do that you actually make it worse and just make the recovery harder. Love them support them and assist them in reconciling their sin with the Church – this is compassion that saves the soul. Telling them it’s OK, that their circumstances are special, or that “rules were made to be broken” – that is not an act of compassion, but the facilitation of evil, and I want no part of it.

Think about it –
Pray about it –
Act on it –

Pax Christi,

Colin

 

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11 Responses to “Quit Apologizing for the Catholic Faith”

  1. Fr. Eddie Tatro † April 6, 2014 at 8:42 pm #

    You’re points are 100% valid Colin. Blessings upon you for having the courage to publish this! †

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    • Colin Corcoran April 6, 2014 at 8:45 pm #

      Thank you Archbishop Tatro,
      I sincerely hope that ALL Christians will find courage and stand up for their faith and morals whether or not they are Catholic.

      -Colin

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    • spookchristian August 2, 2014 at 10:22 am #

      Catholicism certainly needs to be apologised for..
      It is in fact an immoral organisation..Its history illustrates this.. as well as present day activities.. or lack of activity I should say.. on the ‘ Child Abuse ‘ front,, as well as their horrifically erroneous dogmas.

      Please desist from purporting to be christians..Muslims make this error on a regular basis.. thats why they have mistakenly killed catholics in syria/iraq, etc,, thinking that catholics were christian…If they had realised that catholicism was just as pagan as Islam is.. those catholics may not have died in error..

      I have tried to talk to muslims about this silliness of confusing catholics with proper/genuine christians.. but they choose to remain as ignorant as the catholics are..

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      • Colin Corcoran August 2, 2014 at 10:27 am #

        I won’t apologize for the Catholic Church. I have yet to see the protestants take any concerted actions to address their own admitted issues.

        http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/01/protestant-sex-abuse-boz-tchividijian_n_4019347.html

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      • spookchristian August 2, 2014 at 10:35 am #

        those people can go to court as well as far as I am concerned,,,

        Im thinking that those abuses are really not on the same scale as that of the babylonian cult of rome…It is not on an industrial scale as with catholic so called priests…

        Your so called pope has done everything jesuitically possible to hide child abusers.. and the perpetrators of such abuses..even inventing laws for his demoninc assistants etc to hide behind…

        As far as I know,, you almost need to be a pedophile in order to be a catholic so called priest…

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      • spookchristian August 2, 2014 at 10:35 am #

        please excuse typo’s.

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  2. The Overlord Bear June 11, 2014 at 2:30 am #

    Thank you, thank you, thank you very much again, Colin! You’re freaking inspirational, alright! ^_^

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    • Colin Corcoran June 11, 2014 at 9:13 pm #

      🙂 very kind of you to say so, but in truth it is God who inspires us all. The church is a visible and tangible inspiration for all of us 🙂

      -Colin

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  3. spookchristian August 2, 2014 at 10:21 am #

    Catholicism certainly needs to be apologised for..
    It is in fact an immoral organisation..Its history illustrates this.. as well as present day activities.. or lack of activity I should say.. on the ‘ Child Abuse ‘ front,, as well as their horrifically erroneous dogmas.

    Please desist from purporting to be christians..Muslims make this error on a regular basis.. thats why they have mistakenly killed catholics in syria/iraq, etc,, thinking that catholics were christian…If they had realised that catholicism was just as pagan as Islam is.. those catholics may not have died in error..

    I have tried to talk to muslims about this silliness of confusing catholics with proper/genuine christians.. but they choose to remain as ignorant as the catholics are..

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  4. spookchristian August 2, 2014 at 10:27 am #

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