In discussing a possible catechetical role for me in my parish with my parish priest, I was further convinced of his progressively liberal view points. We started discussing a talk given by Fr. Corapi that I had heard on EWTN where Fr. Corapi relayed a tale about sitting between two bishops once in '68 or '69; on one side was a bishop who wanted to renounce Humanae Vitae and on the other side was a bishop who didn’t believe there really was such a thing as mortal sin. Fr. Corapi went on to convey about there being two Catholic Churches - one right and one wrong; one teaching doctrine, and one teaching error; one headed toward redemption, and one headed toward the smoldering pit. My parish priest scoffed and said there is no room for this sort of mentallity in our parish! I asked, “Shouldn’t we maintain some sort of vigilance in protecting the Truth and thwarting evil?” and his response was, “Not at the expense of people’s capacity to grow.”
Should I change parishes? My family is fairly well entrenched in this parish laden with error and abuse. When I attempt to address these issues by offering to help, my help is cast aside and deemed unwanted. I am loathe to “go to the bishop” as it were since I am not sure this would solve anything. Any suggestions?