29.2.16

Against the primacy of Erroneous Judgment (2): OBEYING YOUR (uninformed) CONSCIENCE MAY LAND YOU IN HELL

[see PART I]

Second:

 OBEYING YOUR CONSCIENCE MAY LAND YOU IN HELL


The Catechism says the same thing in more guarded language:

"1790 A human being must always obey the certain judgment of his conscience. If he were deliberately to act against it, he would condemn himself. Yet it can happen that moral conscience remains in ignorance and makes erroneous judgments about acts to be performed or already committed.

1791 This ignorance can often be imputed to personal responsibility. This is the case when a man "takes little trouble to find out what is true and good, or when conscience is by degrees almost blinded through the habit of committing sin." In such cases, the person is culpable for the evil he commits.

1792 Ignorance of Christ and his Gospel, bad example given by others, enslavement to one's passions, assertion of a mistaken notion of autonomy of conscience, rejection of the Church's authority and her teaching, lack of conversion and of charity: these can be at the source of errors of judgment in moral conduct.

1793 If - on the contrary - the ignorance is invincible, or the moral subject is not responsible for his erroneous judgment, the evil committed by the person cannot be imputed to him. It remains no less an evil, a privation, a disorder. One must therefore work to correct the errors of moral conscience."
Yes, the last  highlighted phrase in #1792 is "rejection of the Church's authority and her teaching", and the last highlighted phrase is "ONE MUST WORK TO CORRECT THE ERRORS OF MORAL CONSCIENCE".

In this "year of mercy", we must remember that the first three works of spiritual mercy are:
But, instead, the "year of mercy" has been, until now, a year to promote ERRONEOUS JUDGMENT by legitimizing the "rejection of the Church's authority and her teaching". This may lead people to hell or, at least, will promote "...evil, a privation, a disorder" (CCC 1793).

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