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The Not-At-All Catholic Reporter interviewed Rosemarie Pace, director of Pax Christi of Metropolitan New York. In the interview she let loose with her heretical notions of Who God is (halfway down the article). When asked how her image of God has changed and why, she answers, "Another way I conceive of God is Spirit, more than Father/Mother or Son/Daughter...I used to think of God as more of a person to whom to turn with requests and praise and thanks..Praying to God as if God were a separate entity is a fallacy.."
As you were reading it, didn't "may the force be with you" sound in your mind? She is basically saying that God is not a Person, but rather some pantheistic energy field (for lack of better term).
Let's go to the Baltimore Catechism to answer the question, "Who is God?" Answer: "God is the Supreme Being, infintely perfect, who made all things and keeps them in existence". We also know (from questions 25-30 of the Baltimore Catechism) that there are three distinct Persons in God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I won't go into a whole lesson here. Suffice it to say that Pace is flat out wrong when she opines that God is not a "separate entity" but rather some force or energy that has been mishmashed into creation. Such is the warped spirituality of a Pax Christi official.
Further down, when asked what distresses her about contemporary Catholicism, she replies, "Unfortunately, the Catholic church is known worldwide for its positions on sexual matters like abortion, contraception, same-sex marriage, and the child abuse scandal. It's not known nearly as well for its far more important mission-related positions on war and peace, torture, nuclear weapons, death penalty, immigration, poverty, climate change, and so forth, what we know as Catholic social teaching."
In terms of the teachings of Jesus Christ as found in Church tradition, she has things precisely ass-backwards. She dares to insinuate that the progressive talking points are "far more important mission-related positions" than is opposition to the slaughter of millions of pre-born children or the abuse of our procreative powers. Her priorities - and those of Pax Christi - are completely backwards if not antithetical to true Christian charity.
Now go back to the beginning of the article, when she is asked about challenges facing Pax Christi, she replies (in part), "Because we're Catholic, there are those who have a preconceived notion about us. They may expect us to be focused on issues that are too conservative.."
Eeeek. The horror. To be considered "too conservative". Well, I'd like Ms. Pace to rest assured that most thinking individuals don't believe that Pax Christi is conservative to any degree. Considering the interview, especially the points I outlined above, some of us doubt its claim to be Catholic.
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