Accusations of malicious intent seem to fly all over the world these days. We do have established authorities in the world, authorities that are relied on by the Magisterium. We have the Magisterium itself expressing what it discerns as the truth, what comes from the Spirit.
Yet, many Catholics seem to think that it is just fine to repeat accusations against individuals or groups of people (including institutions) without hearing both sides of the story.
“Those people don’t care about humanity” “Those people are in it because of greed” “That person only cares about his popularity” “That nation is evil”. What do such accusations have to do with the Christian call to first understand and forgive?
When people spread accusations without knowing everything from both sides, first hand, isn’t it simply bearing false witness?
What does spreading conspiracy theories have to do with “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you?”