Benedict: Take Joy in the Good of our Separated Brethren
(10-21-2012, 09:51 PM)CollegeCatholic Wrote:
(10-21-2012, 09:11 PM)Mithrandylan Wrote:
(10-21-2012, 08:57 PM)CollegeCatholic Wrote: If being a Catholic means being a naive little child who has no use for his brain and reasoning skills and is to ignore clearly scandalous writings and speeches by the Vicar of Christ in a time of Crisis and just assume "he means authentic Catholic teaching" while actually only muddling up the waters, well.... I don't know what to think then.

That doesn't jive with me having reason. 

Why bother thinking if all I have to do is assume his intentions are good?

The road to hell is paved with good intentions and the skulls of bishops.

And it really doesn't require a whole lot of thinking, either.  Consider the Pilgrimage of Grace.  English Peasants who didn't have the internet, didn't have hand missals, didn't have any of the resources we do went to war against their bishop and gave their lives when he changed the mass and protestantized the culture-- and there wasn't anything explicitly heretical in the mass of Cranmer, either.

Clearly those Catholics were wrong and mean and judgmental! 

Clearly they had a good <i>Sensus Catholicus</i> which is, per the definition of trad on FE, a defining characteristic of a traditional Catholic.  I've been thinking about this quite a bit lately, and it is something that has been lost along with everything else.  Our Catholic intuition is dumbed down and replaced by unconditional obedience to Rome.  That our Catholic sense is "what the pope does/says."

What we're doing now isn't any different than what those English peasants did during the reformation.  The took it upon themselves to call a spade a spade and to say "this isn't Catholic, and I won't have any part of it."  Actually, it is different because we're not marching on the chanceries with pitchforks.
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not forgot upon the face of the earth, then am I a
shotten herring. There live not three good men
unhanged in England; and one of them is fat and
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thing. A plague of all cowards, I say still.
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