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What teaching can be changed by the Church?

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Deacon Robert Banet

You remember last week when you were talking about slavery and taking interest on loans?

Yes, I remember and there is something I forgot.

Yes, it seemed that way to me.

I said that things that were intrinsically evil could not be changed.

Such as? Continue reading What teaching can be changed by the Church?

The real reality, and Plato’s allegory of the cave

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Deacon Robert Banet

Yo Oscar. I see you are interested in Greek philosophy.

Yes, I’m reading Plato’s allegory of the cave.

Oh? Tell me about it.

Men are imprisoned in a cave and are watching images projected on the cave wall. A walkway behind them provides the shadows with their picture show. A fire behind the walkway casts the figures.

What’s the idea? Continue reading The real reality, and Plato’s allegory of the cave

Slavery and usury – does the Church change its moral teaching?

28th Monday in Ordinary Time

Deacon Robert Banet

Why on earth would slavery and usury have any interest for me?

Good question , Charlie. Here’s the way I see it.

Go on. I’m listening.

Some folks today are questioning whether the moral law can be changed.

That’s impossible, right? Continue reading Slavery and usury – does the Church change its moral teaching?