A rule among Catholics is that we always go to “higher authority” on any matter of doubt. “Higher Authority” in my household (“SWMBO” as Rumpole would say) is a woman of great character and confidence who knows her mind on things. Not given to theological or philosophical reflection, her judgements are usually formed on the basis of experience and relationship.
I told her about recent exchanges on the blog, and recent attempts by Sydney Anglicans to counteract the effect of World Youth Day, and the conviction of many non-Catholics that the Catholic Church is simply “Anti-Christian” and an enemy of Christ and the Gospel.
“Rubbish. That’s just ignorance.”
As always, I bow to her superior judgement!