Most Catholics have never even heard of the “law of gradualness,” but it became big news this week at the Synod on the Family.
What is the law of gradualness, and what role does it play in Catholic thought?
Here are 12 things to know and share . . .
1) What is the law of gradualness?
It is a principle used in Catholic moral and pastoral theology, according to which people should be encouraged to grow closer to God and his plan for our lives in a step-by-step manner rather than expecting to jump from an initial conversion to perfection in a single step.
2) Is there a basis for this idea?
Yes. Human experience testifies that we are not made perfect upon our initial conversion. We...READ MORE