.........According to Liberalism, it is in loving one's neighbor that one
loves God according to the direction of St. John: "For he that loveth
not his brother, whom he seeth, how can he love God, whom he seeth
not?" (I Jn. 4:20). Taking these and similar quotations out of their
context in the Scriptures, the New Charity-mongers have cast aside all
theological principles, doctrinal and moral, and have determined that
nothing else matters but the provisioning of the poor and needy; and
that the Christian must finally realize that all ideological considerations
are subordinate to this Scriptural command, so that he and all
others might unite in this work. The human race is divided into two
groups, those in need, and those who should be taking care of them;
or, to put it as the Marxists do, the "haves-nots" and the "haves."
As these lovers of mankind see it, such is the urgency of the
problem, that all other considerations must give way to it, and anyone
who does not see things in this way is himself "a part of the problem."
In their view, until the Second Vatican Council, the Church and its
clergy proceeded piously to ignore the world's poor, while it
befriended the wealthy and condoned the baneful evil of capitalism,
and the priests condemned the honest efforts of all those who tried to
do something about social injustice, calling them all "do-gooders,"
Liberals, socialists, and Communists. While a great part of the
world's population went hungry, the Church continued to amass
wealth, and continued to exert itself toward the defense of the status
quo. It allowed itself to become the tool of capitalism and "reactionism."
It assigned its priests and religious to the instruction of the
"haves," while it closed its eyes to the way its own children
perpetuated oppression and exploitation.
As Liberal Catholics see it, it is only since the Second Vatican
Council that the Church has begun to awaken somewhat to its true
role on earth, namely, the love and defence and service of the poor
and downtrodden, and cooperation with everyone and every agency
which shows itself to be sensitive to this world-wide problem, not
excluding International Communism-which deserves credit for
having called the attention of the world to this great cause, and
instigating the Revolution of the Proletariat, the poor. Furthermore,
instead of protecting itself, the Church should allow itself to be
renewed by the Theology of Liberation, which seeks to adapt the positive
aspects of Marxism to Christianity.
In the eyes of Liberals, what the world needs, and all that the
world needs, is "love, sweet love."
The only theology the Church
needs, the only message it needs have for the world, is the true and
only message that Jesus had for the world, "love thy neighbor." Even
to differ with this view of things is to excuse all the callousness and
greed, self-interest and hypocrisy of our modern capitalistic society.
True love includes all justice, all mercy, and all other virtues. Indeed,
it can be said that love is the norm for all men, Christians and non-
Christians; it is all-sufficient, so that there is no need for any more
talk; now is the time for action. And the action that is needed is the
mobilization of the whole world for the sake of the have-nots: all
governments, all agencies, all religious denominations, and all
religious communities and associations within these denominations.
Thus do Liberals reason, and since they now control the Catholic
Church, their reasoning has become the theology and dominant motif
of the Conciliar Establishment. ..........
This snip is by Fr. Wathen, from his book; Who Shall Ascend?