Nov 16, 2007

The L.A. Times says it knows better than the Pope

The L.A. Times, in an editorial on the 14th or 15th entitled, "Teaching the Pope" (sorry, I don't have the link), commits the typical liberal fault of assuming they are infallible but the Vicar of Christ is not.

The L.A. Times also commits another typical liberal fault: They lecture.

Their main worry is that the Pope might "side with the hard-liners" -- the bishops who say ministers of the Eucharist have a duty to deny Communion to obstinate, manifest public sinners such as pro-abortion politicians.

Let's hope and pray that all Catholics will see the Times editorial for the exercise in liberal arrogance and wrong-headedness that it is.


Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

It's sad to see the LA times resort to this.

11:48 PM  
Anonymous Jackie said...

He's infallible when he teaches a doctrine on faith or morals . Infallibility means that if the pope attempts to teach a false doctrine on faith or morals, the Holy Spirit prevents him (even by death) from imposing such an error on the faithful. It doesn't mean that personally and individually the pope is free from all error.

7:01 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Joe,

Yes, indeed. And no doubt other editorialists around our country will be doing the same thing.

We Catholics need to learn to tune them out. When we hear criticism of the truths of our Church, we need to stand by our Church.

9:55 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Jackie,

Yes, that's true, and I wasn't trying to confuse the issue.

But we are also bound to give assent to, e.g., the encyclical letters of the Popes, even though they are not given ex cathedra.

So on the subject of aborting babies, we need to give assent to Pope John Paul II's encyclical letter Evangelium Vitae and all it says about the evil of supporting the aborting of babies.

The Church is not wrong when She says aborting babies is evil and so is supporting the abortions.

10:05 AM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...


Most definately :)

just a quick editoral note on your last comment.

"The Church is not wrong when She says aborting babies is evil and so is supporting the abortions."

I know what you meant when you said this, but we stand up for those being aborted, those who can't say anything.

10:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not surprising that the LA Times thinks it know better than the pope. What's really troubling is that the Tidings thinks it knows better than the pope. Now that's unsettling.

6:00 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Anonymous 6 p.m.,

The late Bishop Kenneth Untener once said Pope John Paul II is the Bishop of Rome "and I'm the Bishop of Saginaw." Guess he thought he knew better than the Pope.

9:06 PM  

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