Head of CDF on record: Four SSPX bishops should resign and close their seminary
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Pope John Paul II, a speech on conscience.
http://www.ewtn.com/library/PAPALDOC/JP2RTCON.htm

Some snippets.

Quote:As we see from this quotation, conscience is a vitally important issue for every individual. It is our inner <guide> and also the <judge> of our actions. How important it is therefore for our conscience to be <upright>, to make judgements based on truth, to call good and evil, to know how—in the Apostle's words—to "prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect" (Rom 12:2).

Quote:<To be a person of conscience> means first of all, obeying one's own conscience in every situation and not silencing its inner voice, even if it is sometimes severe and demanding. It means working for what is good and increasing it within and around oneself, and never giving into evil, in the spirit of St. Paul's words: "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good" (Rom 12:21). <To be a person of conscience means> being demanding with oneself, getting up again after falling, being ever converted anew. <To be a person of conscience> means working to build up the kingdom of God—the kingdom of truth and life, of justice, love and peace—in our families, in the communities in which we live and throughout our homeland. It also means courageously assuming responsibility for public affairs; it means being concerned for the common good and not closing our eyes to the misery and needs of our neighbor, in a spirit of Gospel solidarity: "Bear one another's burdens" (Gal 6:2). I remember saying these words in Gdansk during my visit to Zaspa in 1987.

[quote]<Despite appearances, the rights of conscience must be defended today as well.> In the name of tolerance, a powerful intolerance, perhaps an ever more powerful intolerance, is actually spreading in public life and in the mass media. Believers are painfully aware of it. They notice the increasing tendency to marginalize them from the life of society: what is most sacred to them is sometimes mocked and ridiculed. <These forms of recurring discrimination arouse great concern and should be a cause for much reflection.>
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I find that last quote much more funny, considering traditional Catholicism.  Tendency to marginalize indeed....
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Re: Head of CDF on record: Four SSPX bishops should resign and close their seminary - by CollegeCatholic - 07-05-2012, 05:42 PM



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