Sunday, November 4, 2012

An "Objective Moral Order"

I'll be disappointed, and concerned, if America's national government continues its efforts to control how Americans put our beliefs into practice. But I won't be discouraged.

It took my native country decades to produce the mess we have today. I'll be pleasantly surprised if respect for human life and religious liberty are restored quickly: but I expect that it will be a long process.

I am convinced that as the results of the last half-century's foolishness become harder to ignore, more folks will:
This isn't blind optimism. It's recognition that an "objective moral order" exists. (Catechism, 2108-2109)

I've posted about natural law, cause and effect, and consequences, before:

America isn't Perfect

Finally, America's government has blundered, and eventually cleaned up the mess, before. My hope is that the process this time is swifter and less messy than some have been:
I realize that America's government, and individual Americans, are far from perfect. But for more than two centuries, folks have decided that moving here was better than staying in their homelands. I think that is a good thing, some don't, and that's another topic. (August 20, 2012)

Voting Smart: Resources and Posts

As I said earlier this morning, I wouldn't be allowed to 'make' you believe something, even if I could. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2104-2109)

I can, however, suggest studying what Catholic bishops in America have written about religious freedom and ethics; and it probably won't hurt to tell you where a list of my posts is:

You may find a link list of today's three posts, and others, useful. Then again, maybe not:

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From time to time, a service that I use will display links to - odd - services and retailers.

I block a few of the more obvious dubious advertisers.

For example: psychic anything, numerology, mediums, and related practices are on the no-no list for Catholics. It has to do with the Church's stand on divination. I try to block those ads.

Sometime regrettable advertisements get through, anyway.

Bottom line? What that service displays reflects the local culture's norms, - not Catholic teaching.