Bishop Sanborn responds to the "rupture theology" article
(06-04-2009, 09:40 PM)newschoolman Wrote:
(06-04-2009, 09:35 PM)lamentabili sane Wrote: The problem with this entire discussion is that schoolman and GodFirst are proposing things incompatible with the clear teaching of Pope Pius XII. This was all hashed out in The American Ecclesistical Review and Fr. John Courtney Murray was silenced (unfortunately, only to be resurrected in Vatican II).

"Ci Riesce" Wrote:]Thus the two principles are clarified to which recourse must be had in concrete cases for the answer to the serious question concerning the attitude which the jurist, the statesman and the sovereign Catholic state is to adopt in consideration of the community of nations in regard to a formula of religious and moral toleration as described above.

First: that which does not correspond to truth or to the norm of morality objectively has no right to exist, to be spread or to be activated.

Secondly: failure to impede this with civil laws and coercive measures can nevertheless be justified in the interests of a higher and more general good.

Right, we are talking about a norm of morality.  As I said above:

Quote:Actually, man has a moral duty and corresponding right to worship God according to the dictates of conscience -- even when honestly erroneous.  The (right) in question is not founded on "error" -- rather it is founded on the moral duty to obey conscience.  This duty is not cancelled merely by honest error -- and to disobey an honestly erroneous conscience is to SIN.  Now, man has a moral right to fulfill his moral duties in order to avoid sin. 

LS, here is a simple way to put it -- that I think can help you see it in perfect conformity with Pius XII (above).  

The right is NOT founded on error as error, per se, has no right to exist.  The right is founded on the "superior good" of obeying the moral law and the dictates of conscience -- in spite of the error.  The mere fact of the error does not cancel the right associated with the superior good.
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