Libs are always saying that they don’t have to accept a teaching of the Church when they don’t like it. For example, when it comes to Ordinatio sacerdotalis or Humanae vitae, they claim that the teachings haven’t be “received”. Hence, they are not binding.
The “faithful” haven’t accepted that women can’t be ordained. Therefore, I don’t have to believe what John Paul wrote. The “faithful” haven’t “received” what Paul wrote about contraception. As a result, I am not bound by it.
However, what will they respond when Catholics don’t “receive” this change to the CCC about capital punishment?
The argument about “reception” cuts both ways. Will they come to regret it?
Nooooooo…. they’ll ignore the inconsistency and turn to raw power, threats, and obfuscation to push what they want.