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To: NYer

Excellent analysis. I have referred to it as the protestantization of the Catholic Church in America, but the term Americanization is more accurate.

The fruit of this error is relativism, because a protestant culture, by its very nature, is multiple choice.

In a relativist society all sets of beliefs, regardless how opposed they might be, are considered valid, whereas in a truly Catholic culture moral truths are universal.

I believe it was Cardinal Paul Joseph Pham Dinh Tung of Viet Nam who, after being told how we were praying so hard for Catholics in Viet Nam who were under oppression said that it was us who needed prayers since our souls were at much greater risk because of the culture of death we are mainstreamed into. Notre Dame is ample evidence of that.


15 posted on 04/13/2009 3:52:20 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("From hell's heart I stab at thee... I spit my last breath at thee." ~ Khan Noonien Singh)
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To: big'ol_freeper
The fruit of this error is relativism, because a protestant culture, by its very nature, is multiple choice.

Which, as (then) Cardinal Ratzinger pointed out in his Pro-Eligendo homily, has led to so much confusion among christians, including Catholics. Each week a new denomination surfaces, all declaring themselves to be the Church of Jesus Christ.

I believe it was Cardinal Paul Joseph Pham Dinh Tung of Viet Nam who, after being told how we were praying so hard for Catholics in Viet Nam who were under oppression said that it was us who needed prayers since our souls were at much greater risk because of the culture of death we are mainstreamed into. Notre Dame is ample evidence of that.

Wow ... I had never heard this before. Thanks for the post.

16 posted on 04/13/2009 4:02:31 PM PDT by NYer ("Run from places of sin as from a plague." - St. John Climacus)
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