A reliable source with the Lincoln Diocese just emailed me to tell me that the Call to Action appeal to the Vatican of their excommunication by Bishop Bruskewitz has failed. Of course, one wonders why, other than to use the infrastructure, they’d want to be Catholic in the first place. After all, as one can read on their website:
Truth is not absolute. We all have insights and we are all related. The new cosmology shows us how interrelated we are.
Catholics are from Earth, CTA is from Venus.
Well I wouldn’t say they are from Venus, I am pretty sure truth is absolute on Venus also. But maybe I have not kept up on the "new cosmology." Though I am pretty sure that cosmetologists have not kept up on the so-called new cosmology either. Relativists strike me as funny creatures who tie logic into pretzels and want you to believe that the statement that truth is not absolute is an absolute. Statements surely to make robots in Star Trek blow up in paradox loops. The idea that we all have insights is surely true, but they never get around to explaining what to do when insights collide and oppose each other. They certainly take on an Eastern flavor in not seeing the necessity of non-contradiction. Though often they do find the necessity of non-contradiction when you contradict them.
The new cosmology to the uninitiated has nothing to do with the science involved in cosmology but is one of the nutty ideas spearheaded by Fr Thomas Berry, Matthew Fox, and way too many retreat centers. This idea is just pantheism. Or considering the number of Dominican nuns advocating this system, it might be called pantsuitheism. "It is a way of thinking of the universe as a cosmic person" as Fr. Berry says. Berry insists that we quit our "obsessive concern" with Jesus Christ. Well I guess the positive thing about worshipping the Cosmos is that you can never be late to church.