The Family and the Catholic Church
NCW 69: August 2000 - January 2001
Q. Your views [at NCCG] about Catholicism are known to be hostile. But isn't it true that the Catholic Church is one of the few institutions that campaigns actively for the family, something you hold dear? And what about its stance against abortion? I think NCCG and Catholicism have more in common than you want to admit.
A. Yes, it is true that NCCG and the Catholic Church have much in common on the moral and ethical front and, yes, we support the Catholic Church 100% down the line in its pro-life, pro-family and anti-abortion stance. And there is much else about Catholicism that we admire and sustain. See my article, Catholicism and What is has to Teach Us (NCW 67:66-69, March-April 2000). But there are other things about Catholicism to which we are diametrically opposed (NCW 67:3-5, 27-32). Catholicism fulfilled its somewhat ambiguous rôle as a guardian of the rudiments of the Christian faith for a millennium when it was the sole Christian religion of western Europe. God pronounced the end of its hegemony over the West with the Reformation though He continues to use Catholic virtues where other Christians and secularists fail to take up true values. And now the Reformation, in its turn, is being replaced, though it too still plays a vitally important rôle in the end-times.
The issue in these last days is not so much the good in one religion or Christian denomination but of 100% felicity to the truth. The wheat and the tares have been growing up alongside one another now for some time, but that time is now nearly over. You know, weeds produce pretty flowers sometimes, but in the end they serve only to choke out the good plants,. We must not forget that in our interest for beautiful flowers. The issue is whether or not it is the right plant - Yahweh's crop - or someone else's.
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