Sometimes it is tough to be a both/and Catholic in an either/or world.
Progressives love to drive wedges and their media cohorts love to hit upon them with a sledge hammer. Language is their chosen soft spot. This has never been more apparent than since the election of Pope Francis just over a week ago.
For two or more generations progressives, both inside and outside of the Church, have hijacked the Church's Social justice teachings to promote things ancillary or even opposed to the Church's teaching. Pope John Paul II said Catholic social teaching "rests on the threefold cornerstones of human dignity, solidarity and subsidiarity." Yet, progressives have successfully removed many...READ MORE