instruere...inlustrare...delectare Disputations

Sunday, August 15, 2010

A most secret core and sanctuary, not a church door

The thought occurs that, with all the chatter in recent decades about how one must follow one's conscience even when it contradicts Church teaching -- why, even Aquinas says so! -- we've sort of lost the fundamental point about conscience:

One must follow one's conscience even when it contradicts what one wants to do.

I suspect people far more commonly don't follow their conscience than follow it in contradiction to Church teaching. Even if they're dissenting Catholics. Heck, even if they're not Catholics at all.

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