Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Protestants Upset Over Not Being Allowed On Catholic Radio

What the hell is this?

So let me get this straight. Here's a Catholic radio station, dedicated to spreading the Truth about God. This necessarily excludes the heresy of Protestantism. I'm not saying this to be a bomb-thrower, but let's face it. I don't expect a Protestant minister to give a Eucharistic interpretation of John 6. That means that what he does say is probably going to be utterly false, which is bad. What can be worse than spreading falsehoods about God?

Yet somehow, these folks think they have a legit gripe that they may not get to broadcast on a Catholic station. Is this what ecumenism has come to? Catholics giving heresy equal time with Divine Truth? I wouldn't expect Protestants to allow us on their air waves. Why would they? We would be saying things detrimental to the souls of the listener.

Let's just face the fact that if we're going to be Catholic, the well-being of souls should be our primary concern. That means spreading Truth and suppressing heresy. If we are to be intellectually consistent, that means not letting Protestants broadcast their errors. Instead, how about we "Let them hear Lactantius crying out: 'The Catholic Church is alone in keeping the true worship. This is the fount of truth, this the house of Faith, this the temple of God: if any man enter not here, or if any man go forth from it, he is a stranger to the hope of life and salvation. Let none delude himself with obstinate wrangling. For life and salvation are here concerned, which will be lost and entirely destroyed, unless their interests are carefully and assiduously kept in mind.'" Pius XI had it right there. And here:

For here there is question of defending revealed truth. Jesus Christ sent His Apostles into the whole world in order that they might permeate all nations with the Gospel faith, and, lest they should err, He willed beforehand that they should be taught by the Holy Ghost:[15] has then this doctrine of the Apostles completely vanished away, or sometimes been obscured, in the Church, whose ruler and defense is God Himself? If our Redeemer plainly said that His Gospel was to continue not only during the times of the Apostles, but also till future ages, is it possible that the object of faith should in the process of time become so obscure and uncertain, that it would be necessary to-day to tolerate opinions which are even incompatible one with another? If this were true, we should have to confess that the coming of the Holy Ghost on the Apostles, and the perpetual indwelling of the same Spirit in the Church, and the very preaching of Jesus Christ, have several centuries ago, lost all their efficacy and use, to affirm which would be blasphemy.

Pius XI, Mortalium Animos.

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