Video shows problem with Religious Liberty

May 06, 2015
Source: District of the USA

This video explains how the error of Religious Liberty contradicts Church teaching.

Now available is Episode 9 of Our Catholic Faith Today series of FAQ videos: What is the problem with Religious Liberty?

This video will examine and explain the difference between the Catholic teaching on the proper use of liberty and how this is contradicted by the error of Liberalism, a key component to Modernism.

All men are endowed with the dignity of free will, a liberty which the Church's teaches must be used in conformity with what is good and true—consequently all men must believe what is true. But Modernism erroneously teaches the error of Liberalism, that man may choose to believe as he likes—whether right or wrong—so long as his exercise of liberty does not harm others. These opposing views show the difference between tolerance versus religious liberty.

It was the faulty modernist thinking that led to the Second Vatican Council's Declaration on Religious Freedom in 1965 which presented a new definition of Religious Liberty. Prior to the declaration, a floor debate was held on this crucial issue between the orthodox Cardinal Ottaviani and the liberal Cardinal Bea as related in Archbishop Lefebvre preparing the Council.

To learn more about the Religious Liberty and its associated issues, see our FAQ video and go to our resource page for further reading suggestions and sidebar media.

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