THE SERVANT GENERAL
THE NEW EVANGELIZATION
POLITICAL CORRECTNESS – 3
October 10, 2018
Today’s reading: Galatians 2:1-14
There were theological or doctrinal issues in the early Church.
One such was whether to require Gentile Christians to be circumcised.
Today, we have doctrinal differences even at the highest levels
of our Church. Due to political correctness, there is a dispute
in our Church on how to handle those who are LGBT. On the
one hand, per conservatives, according to age-old teaching
and our Catechism, gays are to be shown respect as individuals
but their situation is recognized as intrinsically disordered,
and homosexual acts are grave sin. On the other hand, per
liberals, in order not to offend gays, talk about intrinsic
disorder is to be discarded, and gays are just to be accepted
and accompanied, without necessarily talking about their sin.
said then that compelling Gentile converts to be circumcised
was “because of the false brothers secretly brought
in, who slipped in to spy on our freedom that we have in Christ
Jesus, that they might enslave us” (v.4). Today liberals
have slipped in and infiltrated our Church, even at the highest
levels. They are secretly moving to have homosexuality accepted
and even normalized. These liberals are false brothers, perverting
the authentic gospel of Jesus and the age-old teachings of
our Church. Jesus already won for us our freedom from the
enslavement of the devil, but these liberals would bring us
back to the dominion of the evil one.
must be our posture towards liberals in our Church? We act
just like Paul in the face of serious error. “To them
we did not submit even for a moment” (v.5a). Why should
we submit? We must know the truth and stand firm about that
truth, “so that the truth of the gospel might remain
intact for you.” (v.5b). This principled stand we maintain
before clerics, nuns and even bishops, …. and even the
Pope! This is what Paul did in relation to Peter, the first
Pope. “And when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him
to his face because he clearly was wrong.” (v.11). Wow.
In your face! This is how important it is to stand for truth,
especially in relation to the faith of God’s people,
as there is widespread confusion.
actually agreed with Paul (v.12a), but “he began to
draw back and separated himself, because he was afraid of
the circumcised.” (v.12b). Now there are many liberals
in our Church, including priests and chancery officials, including
bishops and Cardinals. They have power and are often feared,
such that those who might not necessarily agree with them
just remain silent. Then there are many clerics and laypeople
who just go along, in effect making people think that there
is nothing wrong with political correctness or homosexuality.
“And the rest of the Jews also acted hypocritically
along with him, with the result that even Barnabas was carried
away by their hypocrisy.” (v.13). The hypocrisy was
about pretense and moral insincerity.
must resist political correctness and the drive to normalize
homosexuality. What is wrong is wrong. Our posture must be
like Paul, openly and publicly proclaiming the truth of the
gospel. “But when I saw that they were not on the right
road in line with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas
in front of all, ….” (v.14a).