THE SERVANT GENERAL
LIBERALS AND TRUTH
February 12, 2015
Readings on Feb 10-12: Genesis 1:20-2:25
The assaults against faith, family and life are the work of
the devil. His human instruments have tried to make its diabolical
nature palatable to an unsuspecting world, by couching it
in seemingly neutral, politically correct terms, such as “reproductive
health,” “women’s rights” and “gender
those liberals within our Church of course cannot use these
terms which have been exposed as part of the overall package
of the anti-life, anti-family, homosexualist camp. So what
are our Church liberals, including some bishops, now using?
“Mercy and compassion.” Now let me be quick to
say that we should indeed speak of and live out mercy and
compassion, as these are very Christ-like virtues. But just
so we do not get sidetracked, we also need to look at divine
is the truth? What did God establish from the very beginning?
“male and female he created them.” (Gn
1:27b). So there are only two sexesmale and female. LGBT
(and all the other variations) is contrary to God’s
plan. Same-sex unions or marriage is an abomination. Those
liberals who extol love and commitment of couples in a homosexual
relationship are extolling virtues but outside the right context.
They find virtue in sin. It is like extolling the bravery
and self-sacrifice of Islamic extremists who blow themselves
up and murder countless people especially innocents.
“Be fertile and multiply” (Gn 1:28b).
Marriage is not just about love but also about procreation.
So cohabitation and contraception are contrary to God’s
plan. Today’s liberal society is increasingly focused
on the love aspect (read: sex) and no longer on the procreative
“That is why a man leaves his father and mother
and clings to his wife and the two of them become one body.”
(Gn 2:24). So divorce is contrary to God’s plan. Jesus
himself restates the truth: “So they are no longer two,
but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, no
human being must separate.” (Mt 19:6). But aren’t
the liberals just wanting to give communion to the separated
and divorced? Perhaps. Though that might be the Catholic equivalent
of the slippery slope leading ultimately to acceptance of
What are today’s modernists trying to do? They are trying
to overturn divine truth. They are in effect making man the
center rather than God. They are willing to set aside (with
a wink) God’s truth for the sake of a sentimental humanism.
They are eating the fruit of “the tree of knowledge
of good and evil.” (Gn 2:17a). What is that? This tree
signifies moral autonomy, mere humans deciding what is right
and just and true, apart from God’s instructions. This
tree signifies control over morality (symbolized by “good
and evil”), declaring bad as good, accepting immorality
under the cover of mercy and compassion, no longer leading
sinners to the one moral choice of repentance. This tree signifies
an overthrowing of God’s dominion over humankind, a
rejection of the attendant limits on human freedom.
are the modernists in effect saying? If you are in
love then go ahead and live in (perhaps later you will get
married). If you are of the same sex in an intimate relationship,
as long as you are faithful, then it is OK, as faithfulness
is an admirable virtue. If you have turned your back on your
sacramental covenant in marriage and have entered into a non-sacramental
marriage, you can still receive the body and blood of Jesus,
because mercy trumps righteousness.
the modernists of our Church, including bishops, be warned.
“From that tree you shall not eat; when you eat from
it you shall die.” (Gn 2:17b).