“human reason… is the sole arbiter of truth and falsehood, and of good and evil” (No. 3) “…hence reason is the ultimate standard by which man can and ought to arrive at the knowledge of all truths of every kind.” (No. 4)
Isn’t the Pope divinely inspired?
“in the present day it is no longer expedient that the Catholic religion should be held as the only religion of the State, to the exclusion of all other forms of worship.” (No. 77)
Is this Catholic?
“Protestantism is nothing more than another form of the same true Christian religion, in which form it is given to please God equally as in the Catholic Church” (No. 18).
So protestants can go to heaven too?
“the Church ought to be separated from the State, and the State from the Church.” (No. 55)
So no Catholic theocracy?
“every man is free to embrace and profess that religion which, guided by the light of reason, he shall consider true.” (No. 15) and that “it has been wisely decided by law, in some Catholic countries, that persons coming to reside therein shall enjoy the public exercise of their own peculiar worship.” (No. 78)
Same as above
“the Roman Pontiff can, and ought to, reconcile himself, and come to terms with, progress, liberalism and modern civilization.” (No. 80)
Doesn’t this contradict the Church’s teachings of tradition. Contraception is progress, so why not accept it.
If I interpreted anything wrong, please explain it to me.
I hope this is all false.:crossrc: :highprayer: :knight2: