Opinion - Conservatives deny Catholic evolution

Unfortunately, serious theological discussion in Catholicism these days faces the wrath of Catholic Conservatives. Asserting the Church is theologically "perfect," they claim Catholicism must not change anything pragmatically. This closed mindedness contrasts with Catholicism's thoughtful evolution through the ages. For Catholic Conservatives, it is all about text without context, because they are more Conservatives than they are Catholics.

What repels me from such persons is not that they lack faith, but that they presume their exclusive claim to righteousness making them eager to dismiss the sincerity of the rest of Catholic America. Destruction is preferred to dialogue. At the root of conservative close mindedness is anti-intellectualism. Apparently, Catholic Conservatives believe their God driven task is to conserve, not Catholicize. - Anthony Stevens-Arroyo, Washington Post.com


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