Bishop Sanborn responds to the "rupture theology" article
(06-22-2009, 06:09 PM)newschoolman Wrote: One has a moral RIGHT to fulfill his moral DUTIES.  In other words, when an erring conscience BINDS then one has a moral RIGHT to obey it.  One has a RIGHT not to SIN.  There is nothing in your selected quote that suggests anything to the contrary.  It is not a so-called "right to error" -- but a RIGHT to obey a certain conscience that binds under pain of sin -- in spite of honest error.

And the civil authority has a right to supress religious error. They are required to tolerate these errors when the natural law or the common good is at stake. DH says the civil authorities must tolerate religious error.

You and I must follow a certain conscience. We are certain as to how we should act and we must follow through. This cannot mean that the civil authority cannot stop us if we are objectively wrong. The rights of a good (properly formed) conscience are superior to a bad conscience (improperly formed).


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Re: Bishop Sanborn responds to the "rupture theology" article - by lamentabili sane - 06-23-2009, 09:13 AM

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