MAYBE WE NEED LIBERAL PROTESTANTISM TO BE LIBERAL PROTESTANTISM TO ACCOMODATE PICK AND CHOOSE CHRISTIANS WHO ARE BASICALLY NICE PEOPLE BUT WANT A DO IT MY WAY CHRISTIANITY
He is articulate, has many Catholic sensibilities being Catholic educated, but he also has a “husband”.
Liberal Protestantism needs to be true to its identity. Catholicism need not lose her crystal clear identity built upon Divine Truth, Who, btw, is Jesus Christ.
Not everyone has to be Catholic if they reject the fullness of Divine Truth, Jesus Christ. They can go to where they feel they belong, inclusive of like minded, do it my way, Christians.
However, Catholics who embrace the fullness of Divine Truth, aka, Jesus Christ, need to know how to engage and relate to good people who live by a “do it my way” Chrristianity, aka, Protestantism be it liberal or conservative or some other kind of concoction.
We don’t need to denigrate them or their do it my way religion and we need not proselytize them or God forbid, become like these new fangled concocted religions. In other words, Catholicism need not cyncretize, can not, may not, must not, is forbidden to do do so with Protestantism no matter its various incarnations.
(From the Deacon’s Bench:) Here’s the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg — a very young, progressive, gay (he has a husband) Democrat — who is exploring running for president. I can’t imagine he’ll get far; and certainly, for Catholics, his positions are opposed to Church teaching on many critical issues, including abortion.
But…he spoke today on morning TV about what he believes it means to be a Christian — drawing on what he learned from, among other places, his Catholic school education.