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Summer 2005 Issue

Alas! Our Moral Priorities Have Hardly Changed Today

Indeed, in such an era – and in much more recent times as well – one can go across the sea to Ireland and find folk appallingly mistreating animals without a qualm of conscience. They might well abuse Protestants as well! Such misdemeanours would be classed as venial sins at the worst. No need to confess them to Father. “Just offer a prayer of contrition, my son, and you’ll be alright!” Yes, but miss attending Mass on Sunday or another holy day of obligation and you’ve committed a mortal sin. And until you get absolution by seeking out a priest then – should you die in that state you’ll not go to Purgatory for a considerable season but to hellfire for ever!. Indeed, much more could be said; but I’ll just touch on a statement – not from Ireland! – but from Italy, as recent as 1992, when a leading Italian Archbishop hit the world’s headlines, as the following cutting on the below reminds us:

Sadly, I actually received a personal letter, directly, from Cardinal Basil Hume clearly affirming that according to official Catholic teaching the animals have no soul; and when they die they cease to exist!

Well, in all fairness, traditional Catholic theology is not the only culprit here, as the next page reveals

Go on to Fundamentally Blinkered
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