Today in Theology, our guest speaker was one of the priests that worked on the New American Bible translation committee. (I, sadly, forgot to write down his name.) Among the things that he told us today was that “the Church no longer believes in the perpetual virginity of Mary” and “the Prophets were not divinely inspired, they were just commentators in their time period.”
I challenged him on both of these points, to which he replied with a fluffy answer like “oh well when you’re before God in heaven when you die, Mary not being a virgin isn’t going to destroy your faith, is it?”
This being a low level theology class, I was getting very upset at his ultra-liberalism. Thankfully, when I walked out, almost every single person in the room started complaining about what a heap of balogna that priest was.
For the record: I go to the Catholic University of America, and until today I have been very satisfied with the education I have been receiving. I think there was just a momentary lapse of judgment for choosing this particular lecturer.
But, as for my question: what should I do about this?