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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.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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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.