I do believe that being liberal morally or liturgically or doctrinally is in rebellion against God as the person is elevating themselves in authority. Much like the sin of Adam
We are free to be liberal in our love, expression of charity, devotions and evangelization. We have freedom to express ourselves in many different ways as Catholics and use the gifts we have to share the faith, educate and express ourselves.
I agree that some “liberal” political views are compatible and even are specifically Church teaching. We are supposed to clothe the naked, feed the hungry, etc…
Yet, when we blur the line between our freedom of personal expression and our obedience to God then that is where problems arise. There is no freedom in our obedience as obedience demands submission. A “liberal” liturgical style is just plain disobedience usually expressed by some gay dancing, liturgical abuses, avoidance of doctrine, and elevation of the person above God.
I know that the word “liberal” evokes reactions, that sometimes are just gut reactions, since in popular culture it is mainly associated with politics.
So what is a better word for those who use freedom of expression to try and seek personal liberties instead of obedience to the faith? (Seeking loopholes, technicalities, or non-specifics to allow for their own desires.)