Proof that many prefer to dismiss the reality of God so that they can live by whatever personal beliefs they choose for comfort in this ongoing swirl of daily life is obvious in two letters published recently. One writer asks, "Don't Christians have any capacity to think beyond religious tradition in regard to this world's dilemmas?" and the other questions those "who demand blind allegiance to dogma."
Capacity to think beyond religious tradition is strengthened when we start with Catholic tradition. A few hours of research into the history of the only religion Jesus instituted (He promised to protect it from Satan for all time) will prove that Catholic dogma coneys every truth the Son of God has revealed. Not only was this accomplished by, as one writer said, "men evil before birth, without a speck of goodness in them," the dogmas they and their successors proclaimed are not confused. Example: Contraception was proclaimed as a mortal sin by all religions until 1930, when the Lambeth Conference of Anglican Bishops approved the use of birth control in limited circumstances. Today, nearly all religions (Catholicism being the exception) look the other way while millions of embryos are destroyed in this ongoing swirl of daily life.
Contrary to displaying "blind allegiance to dogma" the Catholic Church continues to proclaim all that God has revealed. And yes, contraception, abortion, adultery and sodomy are mortal sins.
The Catholic Church sees very clearly that "this world's dilemmas" are a direct result of all other religions looking away when God's truth is vilified.