Bishop Sanborn responds to the "rupture theology" article
lamentabili sane Wrote:
GodFirst Wrote:What I don't understand is why you won't accept that DH doesn't even talk about "a right to practice an objectively false religion" when the document doesn't even contain these words.
No, DH does not use those words. What do you think it is giving a right to do?
Quote:2. This Vatican Council declares that the human person has a right to religious freedom. This freedom means that all men are to be immune from coercion on the part of individuals or of social groups and of any human power, in such wise that no one is to be forced to act in a manner contrary to his own beliefs, whether privately or publicly, whether alone or in association with others, within due limits.

The council further declares that the right to religious freedom has its foundation in the very dignity of the human person as this dignity is known through the revealed word of God and by reason itself.(2) This right of the human person to religious freedom is to be recognized in the constitutional law whereby society is governed and thus it is to become a civil right.
Exactly what it says it is giving a right to, which is, the right to be free from being forced or coerced into doing something that is against your conscience . Tell me where the Church has ever taught that She has the right to force men to be baptized against their wills. Not to mention that it is impossible to force a person to believe what he does not want to believe. You can coerce or force a person to do many things but that always leaves the door open for insincerity which in turn would invalidiate any Sacrament. The Catholic Doctrine stands: YOU CANNOT MORALLY FORCE OR COERCE A PERSON INTO BECOMING CATHOLIC OR YOU COMMIT GRAVE INJUSTICE AGAINST THAT PERSON AND LIKELY A MORTAL SIN.

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Re: Bishop Sanborn responds to the "rupture theology" article - by GodFirst - 06-04-2009, 06:21 PM

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