Bishop Sanborn responds to the "rupture theology" article
(06-08-2009, 04:25 PM)newschoolman Wrote:
(06-08-2009, 01:17 PM)lamentabili sane Wrote:
"newschoolman" Wrote:I posted some "solid Catholic sources" on conscience above.  Not sure what else you hope to find.

The question is not whether one must follow his conscience. We all agree on that:

"CE, Cardinal Newman" Wrote:Hence it is never lawful to go against our conscience; as the Fourth Lateran Council says, "Quidquid fit contra conscientiam, aedificat ad gehennam."

What we do not agree on is what conscience actually is. This has been pointed out to you several times and you have ignored it.

"CE, Cardinal Newman" Wrote:. . . The rule and measure of duty is not utility, nor expedience, nor the happiness of the greatest number, nor State convenience, nor fitness, order, and the pulchrum. Conscience is not a long-sighted selfishness, nor a desire to be consistent with oneself; but it is a messenger from Him who both in nature and in grace, speaks to us behind a veil, and teaches and rules us by His representatives. Conscience is the aborigrinal Vicar of Christ, a prophet in its informations, a monarch in its peremptoriness, a priest in its blessings and anathemas, and even though the eternal priesthood throughout the Church could cease to be, in it the sacerdotal principle would remain and would have a sway.

What about it?  It contradicts nothing I have said on the duty and corresponding rights of conscience (even when honestly erroneous).  If you have a question then ask it in a more direct manner.   

Actually, it does contradict what you have been saying. We are speaking here of the very definition of conscience.

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Re: Bishop Sanborn responds to the "rupture theology" article - by lamentabili sane - 06-08-2009, 04:55 PM

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