Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Change to the Catechism...proposed by USCCB

Take a look at this.  The USCCB is trying to do something good.  They are trying to get rid of some liberal wording in the US Catechism for Adults.  (Not the big CCC, the USCCB one.)   Some false-ecumenists might try and explain it away of course but the Church cannot deny her own teaching.    Here is a snippet from the article:


WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The U.S. bishops have voted to ask the Vatican to approve a small change in the U.S. Catholic Catechism for Adults to clarify church teaching on God's covenant with the Jewish people.

The proposed change -- which would replace one sentence in the catechism -- was discussed by the bishops in executive session at their June meeting in Orlando, Fla., but did not receive the needed two-thirds majority of all members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops at that time.

After mail balloting, the final vote of 231-14, with one abstention, was announced Aug. 5 in a letter to bishops from Msgr. David Malloy, USCCB general secretary.

The change, which must be confirmed by the Vatican Congregation for Clergy, would remove from the catechism a sentence that reads: "Thus the covenant that God made with the Jewish people through Moses remains eternally valid for them."

Replacing it would be this sentence: "To the Jewish people, whom God first chose to hear his word, 'belong the sonship, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship and the promises; to them belong the patriarchs, and of their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ'" (Rom 9:4-5; cf. CCC, No. 839).


I can’t post any more or the copyright trolls might come after me.  So here is the link to the full article.

1 comment:

Moonshadow said...

I can't say that I like the original wording, per se, "valid" sticks in the craw, 'though I see where "remains eternally" comes from, Rom. 11:29.

re: the new wording - "and the promises" covers the Mosaic covenant, doesn't it?

So, when in doubt, just quote Scripture, eh, and pass the buck of interpretation?

Well, good post. I'm behind in my Catholic news, so you're (yet again) keeping me current ...

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