In an article with a provocative title Why we choose to raise a heretic proves once again that people rail against a faith they don’t even know.
Our baby is full of original sin. That’s right. Not yet eight months old, our daughter has yet to be baptized and will therefore never grace the gates of heaven. Some will no doubt rebuke our decision to turn away from the Catholic church. That’s fine. But reading the latest edict issued by the Vatican, my husband and I feel further justified in our resolve to raise a heretic.
The rest of the article talks about the new 57-page document released by the Vatican that only reiterates Catholic teaching and why this spurred their decision. Her saying their un-baptized daughter could never enter Heaven is only the first of the mistakes. Just how is it that someone raised Catholic all of a sudden is upset by a document that only restates what has always been taught? I guess simply because they were not exposed to what the Church teaches or if so not very deeply. She goes on to talk about contraception, condoms, IVF, same-sex marriage and as usual in articles of this type never actually address the arguments used by the Church for these issues. Repeated over and over is the phrase "Call us liberal extremists, but we don’t believe it’s immoral…" to preface every issue without ever stating one reason for defense of these beliefs. The issue of the priestly abuse scandal is once again is brought up to prove somehow that this invalidates the truth.
Now of course in an article of this type you don’t expect a prolonged theological discussion of these issues, but it would be nice every once in a while if they would offer any defense at all other than stating their opposition.