(Yeah, I’m a brat.)
One thing Mark Shea and I agree on here is that a document issued from something called “The PONTIFICAL Council of…” isn’t “nothing.”
Trying, with the best of intentions, to throw off Catholic-haters by shouting, “Nothing to see here!” isn’t doing the Church any favors either.
Because the next logical question — which I’ve raised at this blog — is: well, if it’s “nothing”, why does the Church employ all these “nothing” councils and departments (she asked stupidly)?
(See “brat” above.)
PS: I thought the neo-cons were dangerously delusional for insisting (see Bush’s second inaugural) that all human beings crave “liberty” — and should, therefore, have “liberty” thrust upon them?
The evidence of my senses demonstrates that, alas, this is false.
Can I also add at this point in the discussion, since it seems more necessary this week than usual, that Chesterson wasn’t Jesus.