Tuesday, August 6, 2013

For Consideration

Consider the following statements:

1. Outside of the Church, there is no salvation.
2. All the gods of the Gentiles are devils.
3. Without faith, it is impossible to please God.
4. Homosexual activity is an abomination before God.
5. God punishes sin in both the temporal and spiritual arenas.
6. The death penalty is an illicit form of punishment and should be abolished.
7. Union between Church and State is the most ideal form of government.
8. Missing Mass is a mortal sin and renders a soul worthy of hell.
9. The Bible is inerrant.
10. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the most important event on the planet.

Which of these items has the least amount of support from the Magisterium?

Which of these items would most Catholics most readily agree with?


Marko Ivančičević said...

what's with 6? i thought that in past Church found the death penalty licit(and it's foggy in the current CCC - but it leans on the yes side)

Throwback said...

Note that I never said that all these propositions are correct.

I'm basically playing one of these things is not like the others. My point is that one of these items enjoys almost zero support from the Church yet probably has far more support among Catholics than the other items.

Moreover, I'd even suggest that the outstanding proposition is more often declared as "official Church teaching" than those other items on the list.

Anonymous said...

Is this a trick question? The Magisterium hasn't supported any traditional teaching over the past 50 years!. Ok, I exaggerate slightly, but only slightly!