Question by Deenie: Are you a Catholic from the old church or new church?
If you’re from the old church… do you like the changes? Or..do you feel like it’s not the same church?
Answer by imacatholic2
There is no “old church or new church.”
There are Catholics in full communion with the Pope and the Catholic Church and there are “cafeteria Catholics” who pick and choose what they want to believe and practice. A couple of examples are “Catholics” who are pro-abortion and “Catholics” who refuse to accept the teachings of Vatican II.
The term “Cafeteria Christians” refers to people who view Christianity like a cafeteria where one picks and chooses only those beliefs that appeal to them and reject a genuine interpretation of Christian doctrine and the teachings of Jesus.
The term “Cafeteria Catholics” is similar. It is used to describe people who dissent from certain teachings of the Catholic Church while maintaining an outward identity as Catholics.
In Los Angeles in 1987, Pope John Paul II said: “It is sometimes claimed that dissent from the magisterium is totally compatible with being a “good Catholic,” and poses no obstacle to the reception of the Sacraments. This is a grave error that challenges the teaching of the Bishops in the United States and elsewhere.”
Heresy is the obstinate denial after Baptism of a truth which must be believed with divine and Catholic faith.
“Cafeteria Catholics” in denial of certain truths are in danger of committing heresy.
With love in Christ.
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