"With God and Jesus Christ excluded from political life,with authority derived not from God but from man,the very basis of that authority has been taken away,because the chief reason of the distinction between ruler and subject has been eliminated.The result is that human society is tottering to its fall, because it has no longer a secure and solid foundation." (Pope Pius XI in Quas Primas, December 11, 1925)
Moral Conscience & Erroneous Judgements-The Catechism of the Catholic Church Speaks...
The King of Our Conscience
In this blogger's opinion, the below excerpts from the current Catechism of the Catholic Church pretty much destroy any notion that any adulterer, adulteress, active homosexual, pro-abortion politician, abortion "doctor", et al can receive Holy Communion, at least as long as these passages are extant and still taught in Roman Catholic Church.
If pronouncements from Rome/The Francis supercede any of the below authoritative texts, then these texts need to be amended as such so both pronouncement and text are in agreement with each other.
Otherwise, there will always be conflict. And where there is conflict, there will be doubt. That doubt will beget confusion and when that confusion then reigns, so will anarchy. And when anarchy ascends to the top, there can be no True Faith. When that happens, you have what we have now - a post-VII church in its potential death throes: seminaries closed; convents shuttered; vocations shattered; bishops conferences getting in bed with the known enemies of the Catholic Church; Bishops who sow more doubt than authentic Catholic Faith; kitten Cardinals afraid of even meowing too loudly (as Mundabor fondly writes) and a Pope that is already beatified by the secular and catholic press while yet alive.
"Rise And Rise Again Until Lambs Become Lions" is a quote from the Russell Crowe 2010 movie Robin Hood. I believe it is an apt quote that describes the Bishops and Cardinals of the modern Catholic Church quite well.
I am still waiting for the lions to be born...
1776 "Deep within his conscience man discovers a law which he has not laid upon himself but which he must obey. Its voice, ever calling him to love and to do what is good and to avoid evil, sounds in his heart at the right moment.... For man has in his heart a law inscribed by God.... His conscience is man's most secret core and his sanctuary. There he is alone with God whose voice echoes in his depths."LINK
IV. Erroneous Judgment
1790 A human being must always obey the certain judgment of his conscience. If he were deliberately to act against it, he would condemn himself. Yet it can happen that moral conscience remains in ignorance and makes erroneous judgments about acts to be performed or already committed.
1791 This ignorance can often be imputed to personal responsibility. This is the case when a man "takes little trouble to find out what is true and good, or when conscience is by degrees almost blinded through the habit of committing sin."LINK In such cases, the person is culpable for the evil he commits.
1792 Ignorance of Christ and his Gospel, bad example given by others, enslavement to one's passions, assertion of a mistaken notion of autonomy of conscience, rejection of the Church's authority and her teaching, lack of conversion and of charity: these can be at the source of errors of judgment in moral conduct.
1793 If - on the contrary - the ignorance is invincible, or the moral subject is not responsible for his erroneous judgment, the evil committed by the person cannot be imputed to him. It remains no less an evil, a privation, a disorder. One must therefore work to correct the errors of moral conscience.
1794 A good and pure conscience is enlightened by true faith, for charity proceeds at the same time "from a pure heart and a good conscience and sincere faith."LINK
The more a correct conscience prevails, the more do persons and groups turn aside from blind choice and try to be guided by objective standards of moral conduct.LINK