Letters to the Editor

The Informed Conscience

Dear Editor: I am glad we are not living in the era of Pontius Pilate who said: what is truth? We Catholics believe in absolute moral truths; unfortunately the secular world around us keeps eroding it and I am afraid “the smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God” indeed (Pope Paul II).

When Jesus excoriated the Pharisees, he certainly did not mean the imposition of the Ten Commandments, but rather many of those 613 laws: what kind of fabrics to wear, what herbs to plant, what foods not to eat, etc.

A Catholic is a Catholic in name only if he/she does not have a well-informed conscience. I just don’t see how an informed Catholic can approve of abortion, homosexual practices, transgenderism, same-sex marriage, living in only a civil marriage, pornography, marital infidelity, fornication.

And who are we to judge? We don’t judge the person but the evil act he/she is doing, and the latter is actually an obligation.