It’s our job to teach the Church’s doctrine, but also its nature

What often happens is that the Church really does teach something wise, just, and compassionate that would alleviate suffering or at least not compound it; but the suffering person is surrounded by Catholics who, in the name of the Church, teach or imply things that are cruel, unreasonable, and unjust. And their friends pile on, and they apply guilt and psychological pressure, and they ostracize anyone who doesn’t knuckle under to their personal opinions masquerading as dogma.


Here we have a real problem.

Read the rest of my latest for The Catholic Weekly.

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2 thoughts on “It’s our job to teach the Church’s doctrine, but also its nature”

  1. This is just wonderful, Simcha. I know you get this a lot, but this is truly one of your all time best. (I mean, you get that a lot, along with all the other crap you get a lot, if you know what I mean and I think you do…). Anyhow, kudos to yudos!

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