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Theological mechanics

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Mar 07, 2005

How does the Catholic Theological Society resemble a ping in your car's engine?

How is the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith like a mechanic?

Our friend Jeff Mirus has the answers to these questions on the CatholicCulture site.

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  • Posted by: - Mar. 08, 2005 12:54 PM ET USA

    In "Fr. Haight insist[ing] that we cannot know precise information about God" he excommunicates himself from the Church which teaches that, through "Tradition" we can do exactly that. In insisting "...that this symbolism [in Revelation] must be reinterpreted in every age", he affirms Darwinian materialism in two ways. 1. He denies that God created a single human nature with the creation of Adam, and 2. he affirms that man is not a species but, like all other "species," is constantly evolving.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 08, 2005 8:53 AM ET USA

    What a pity that this discourse cannot be shouted from the housetops in at least 40 languages!

  • Posted by: - Mar. 08, 2005 12:35 AM ET USA

    Well said Jeff Mirus!

  • Posted by: - Mar. 07, 2005 11:13 PM ET USA

    "Catholic" academia's rejection of revealed truth is more than a "ping" in the engine; hence the need for more than a tune-up. Perhaps a valve & ring job --- even a complete engine overhaul --- is in order. The Holy Office [of the Inquisition] is an accomplished diagnostician and has written the correct prescription.

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