A faithful son of the Church.
"We cannot use language that is more or less ambiguous to please the world." - Cardinal Burke
Hasn't Catholic teaching always been characterized by mercy? Isn't that what the Church stands for?
It seems to me some prelates may be mischaracterizing Catholic teaching as harsh and intolerant, lacking in mercy, with the implication that Church teaching forges burdens too heavy to carry. In other words, suggesting that up until now, the Church has been a cruel task master, governed by Pharisees?
They say that times have changed, that we can no longer talk about natural law, or of the indissolubility of marriage…But man has not changed. He continues to be as God has wanted him to be. It is true that the world has become secularized, but this is a reason to all the more speak the truth in a clear and forceful way. It is our duty, but to do this, as St. John Paul II taught in Evangelium Vitae, we have to call things by their own name. We cannot use language that is more or less ambiguous to please the world. - Cardinal Burke
Jesus, I trust in you. You alone.