Such is the mainspring of the heresy constantly dinned into our ears,flooding our current literature and our press. It is against this that we haveto be perpetually vigilant, the more so because it insidiously attacks us on thegrounds of a false charity and in the name of a false liberty. Nor does itappeal to us only on the ground of religious toleration.
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It often happens that some project or enterprise is put on foot, some sort ofa work is undertaken, whose bearings Catholics cannot promptly or easilyapprehend. It may appear indifferent or even innocent enough, and yet it mayhave its roots in error and be a mere artifice of the enemyflying our colorsto allure us into an ambuscade. It may speak the language of charity, appealingto us from the tenderest side, and ask us to associate ourselves with it in thename of a common humanity. "Sink all differences of creed and let usfraternize on the broader plane of brotherly love" is often its mostinsidious appeal. Such instances are arising every day of our lives."Consult the Church" some may say; "its word is infallible andwill dissipate all uncertainty." Very true, but the authority of the Churchcannot be consulted at every moment and in every particular case. The Church haswisely laid down certain general principles for our guidance, but it has left tothe judgment and prudence of each of us the special application of theseprinciples to the thousand and one concrete cases which we have to face everyday. Now a case of this kind presents itself to be determined according to ourown judgment and discretion. We are asked to give a contribution to such andsuch an undertaking, to Join such and such a society, to take part in such andsuch an enterprise, to subscribe to such and such a journal, and all this may befor God or the devil; or what is worse, it may be evil cloaked in the garb ofholy things. How shall we guide ourselves in such a labyrinth?
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Close upon this squeamishness in regard to the pronouncement of Catholicdoctrine follows an abhorrence of antagonizing the convictions of others, nomatter how directly opposed to revealed truth, for with Liberal Catholics themost erroneous are as sacred as the truest convictions, being equally foundedupon the principle of intellectual liberty. Thus they erect into a dogma what iscalled the principle of toleration. The differences of belief are, after all,they complacently argue, due to differences of temperament, education, etc.; wewill not exactly approve them, but we should at least condone them.
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*21st Century Cultural Genocide & Crimes against Humanity: Some people deny any responsibility for the crimes committed against the Native Americans – Stating that they are not responsible for what their ancestors did in the past. But the truth is: These crimes including cultural genocide are still going on today in the 21st Century: -- e.g. Crimes of negligence or failure to use reasonable care whether by action or inaction (226), Crimes of reckless endangerment (227), Crimes of depraved indifference (228) & Crimes of reckless disregard for human life (229) – e.g. Native Reservation poverty, Native internalized oppression due to historical trauma includine high Native suicide rates, Environmental racism, etc.. Native American cultural decay due to either direct willful action or negligent inaction by American society is still occurring.
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It is the most advanced alone who seek to apply it to everything and foreverything. The attenuations and mutilations of the liberal Credo are as many asthe interests advanced or balked at by its application. It is generally supposedthat men think with their heads, but their intelligence often has less to dowith it than their heartsand not infrequently their stomachs determine theirconclusions. Liberalism is thus often measured out by the dose, according to thetaste of the consumer, as liquors are to drinkers, according to the appetite ofeach. This one, in comparison to his more advanced neighbor (who appears to hima brutal demagogue), is no Liberal at all; whereas, his less advanced neighboris, in his eyes, an out-and-out reactionary, rooted in a stagnant past. It issimply a question of degree, whose grades slide variously along the liberalscale, some nearer some farther from the abyss. From the baptized or evensurpliced Liberal, who boasts his breadth of mind in his easy toleration oferror, to the avowed atheist, who hurls his open defiance against God, thedifference is only one of degree. One simply stands on a higher rung of the sameladder than the other. Observe, when pushed to the wall, how all alike claim thesame denomination of liberal. They may even regard each other with aversion, butall invoke the same appellation as finally descriptive of each. Their commoncriterion is "liberality" and "independence of mind"; thedegree of application will be measured by the individual disposition, more orless depending upon the variety of elements in the makeup of the individual andhis surroundings: self-interest with one, temperament with another, educationwith a third, impeding a too-rapid gait on the road to absolute Liberalism;human respect may moderate another, serving as a balanceweight to hisrashness; family or school or business relations may clog the footsteps of afourth. A thousand and one things may serve as a brake to a too-accelerateddescent, not to mention that satanic prudence which counsels a conservativeadvance in order not to alarm the timid. This last fashion of procedure oftenserves as a mask to the most advanced Liberals, who hide their designs under theappearance of a frank demagoguery. Sometimes Liberalism stalks along in thecareless trappings of an easy-going good nature or a simplicity of character,which invites our affection and allays our suspicion. Its very candor in thisguise is an aggression difficult to resist. It does not appear responsible andexcites our compassion before it has awakened our aversion. We seem to forgiveit before we accuse it. But all the greater is the danger when it appears leastpossible.