Friday, October 21, 2011
Politics on Catholic Blogs
I will sometimes feel especially disturbed by political or economic commentary with which I disagree when I find that commentary on a Catholic blog. Plenty of other people get riled up by politics on Catholic blogs and I think I know why. Catholic bloggers are not themselves infallible but we will often support infallible teachings. If I were to write, "God is three persons in one nature" or "Abortion is evil" it would be a sin to disagree with me, not because the disagreement is with me, but with the teachings that I refer too. A lot of Catholic bloggers myself included, write about religion and politics. As a result, we shift from support of Church teaching to fallible political ideas which can make the reader feel as though bloggers are trying to say that any good Catholic must agree with him politically. Bloggers do not mean to imply that their non-theological ideas are Sacred Tradition and their readers should keep that in mind. Or not. Feel free to ignore this advice. I'm not infallible.