Rev. Jerry Pokorsky: there is sinful hubris in presuming to tinker with the teachings of Christ or to disparage Catholic dogmas.
It’s quite common these days to hear disparaging comments about Catholic dogma and doctrine. But the complaints about dogma are harder to accept when they come from within, from Catholics themselves.
Church doctrines – regardless of their perceived “rigidity” – are good because through them we encounter Christ and the providence of God. The firm certainties of the teachings of Christ not only direct us, they help relieve the anxieties that plague us daily. After all, “You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free.” (Jn. 8:32) Not a bad dogma to reflect upon.
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