Choice of one’s principles
I agree with Ian Grech of Marsascala if he insists on people’s right to “choose one’s principles” (May 25). But this is always to take place within the perimeter of God’s laws. And never against them. Before God, all people, whatever their belief, are the Almighty’s creation. I am pretty sure Mr Grech agrees with me when I assert this.
If people are God’s creation, they always come under His laws. No matter their belief or, even, non-belief. Yes, people have “a right to a good life” but, again, always within the perimeter of God’s laws. And never against them!
I absolutely do not forget “that the campaign was only ever about giving the people who needed it a right to a good life”. Yes, “a right to a good life” is alright. Also I am by all means for it! But always as long as this goes not against God’s laws!
Mr Grech’s fantasy is very fertile. I have never said that “the republic does not exist”. What I say is that any republic, or kingdom for that matter, comes under God’s laws and should not go against them. For no “end”. Mr Grech knows that the end does not justify the means! Here the Church does not come in at all. I only insist on God’s laws!
He concludes by noting that “the principles of the Church are not valid for all”. So what?! Again, I repeat that, here, I am only concerned with God’s laws, not with “the principles of the Church”.
Of course, I definitely let pass, tainquam non essent, such remarks as “the Church – that underdog image” and “the torturing and burning of other human beings”. I am sure, if he is a real Catholic, he believes in the Church’s Magisterium. I honestly know not what he means to say when noting that “he does claim (again) the infallibility of the Church’s Magisterium after all”. Yes, I am sure he believes in the infallibility of this Magisterium! Not believing in what the Church’s Magisterium proposes “to be believed as divinely revealed” would make one a heretic (Denz. 1683 and 1792).