*******Squaring the Circle of Our Rad Trad Catholic Girardian Conserberalism******* all 4 1 & 1 4 all
The quote is just a great quote irregardless of the context that he is using it in. My question, in particular to Catholics in these here US of A - why do so many Catholics do not see or pretend not to see reality like the other half of Catholics (just take this past election)?So how does one know, being Catholic in the states here, if your reality is reality since US Catholics are virtually as divided as the rest of the populace?
Blessedly, we don't vote on the truth; therefore, it doesn't matter whether or not US Catholics are virtually as divided as the rest of the populace. If one affirms the magisterium of the Catholic Church, one can stand alone and stand in "reality".
Very good Ath, you always have a way of bringing light to my cloudy outlook. I have had so much Catholic-lite (Christianity-lite) of late that when I see a statement implying (in my mind) that once a Catholic then the reality is opened up to them, well I shrudder a bit, as I know plenty a Catholic taking communion and all things Catholic yet outwardly they are not in line with the teaching/the magisterium of the Catholic Church.So individually we can say as long as you affirm the magisterium of the Catholic Church, one of the joys of being Catholic is seeing reality. Making a broad sweep saying all Catholics being Catholic, may stretch things a bit too far, because many a (US) Catholic have admitted (in polls as well as how they live and practice their faith) to considerable disagreement with the magisterium of the Catholic Church.If one affirms the magisterium of the Catholic Church one is Catholic and is open to the joys of being Catholic which enables one to see reality. And those Catholics who are like the smorgasbord variety may find it difficult to be able to tune in reality for their antennia is likely broken or misdirected.
...those Catholics who are like the smorgasbord variety may find it difficult to be able to tune in reality for their antennia is likely broken or misdirected.In humility, yes, that's right. Not that we claim anything more than trying to hang onto the rigging of the Barque of Peter. But, if we make a good Confession, grasp that sacramental grace, and keep humbly open (humis - soil, rich by virtue of being open to the rain, nutrients) and practice the Virtues, then yes - our "antennae" is positioned to receive what the Spirit is sending our direction. We stand in Reality.
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