Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Is it Okay to be a Cafeteria Catholic

Q: Can you be a Catholic and not agree with everything the Church teaches?

A: Basically, it’s just not a good idea to disagree with the teachings of the Church. The doctrines of the Church are infallible, meaning that the Church cannot err when it teaches a doctrine about faith or morals. However, it’s important to note that the Church is not infallible on matters of politics. It’s perfectly okay to disagree with, say, the Vatican’s position of diplomacy with China or Iraq, but it’s not okay to disagree that Mary was born without sin.