I wrote about the first installment of coverage of the agitprop workshop going on at Boston College about issues concenring Amoris Laetitia. HERE
It seems to me, having read something about the second round (including the talk about Jesuit Fr. Antonio “2+2=5” Spadaro) that this is a practical workshop for agents wherein they are giving them marching orders and talking points for how to attack those who disagree with their interpretations.
That said, I am at present in Napa Valley, speaking at a Men’s conference. We are on a break right now.
I just had a great conversation with a fellow who is a physicist. We were talking about the work of another physicist who was part of the gravity team which was awarded the Nobel Prize. He is trying to reunite physics and physika, Aristotelean principles properly understood. In any event, in the course of our chat the classic case of Schrödinger’s Cat came up. Also, in our chat, in reference to the BC agitprop workshop I observed that, right now, those who are undermining Catholic teaching with ambiguity and chatter about “lived experience” have jettisoned the principle of non-contradiction.
Something hit me.
The people who are saying, in effect, that people who are in the state of sin can go to Communion without confession and a firm purpose of amendment, are like those who stand in front of the box containing Schrödinger’s Cat. Except, they refuse to open it in order to find out what’s inside. So long as they never have to open the box, the cat is both alive and dead at the same time.
It strikes me that that is what is going on when questions are asked (“Is the cat dead or alive inside that box, Prof. Schrödinger?”) and, instead of opening the box to find out, the key is squirreled away in a place no one can access. Hence, you can have one bishops conference interpreting Amoris one way while another conference goes another way, in blatant violation of the principle of non-contradiction.
Refuse to look and you can have it anyway you want.
That’s fine when it’s just a cat in a box.
It’s not fine when we are talking about the salvation of souls.