Tuesday, 18 November 2014

MEDJUGORJE | UTILITARIANISM IN VIENNA....

MEDJUGORJE | UTILITARIANISM IN VIENNA....


“Thank you to Our Lady of Medjugorje who has changed so many lives in the world for the better.” 
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn
Vienna, November 16, 2014




...According  To Cardinal Christoph Schonborn...a staunch advocate for the MEDJUGORJE phenomenon...he has been quoted in public forums...as affirming the supernaturality of MEDJUGORJE...yet..the Vatican itself has never affirmed the supernaturality of the visions..and so this is an occaison of scandal..since it leads others to have an incorrect understanding of the Church position on the phenomenon of MEDJUGORJE..and so fosters sin against the virtue of obedience...

..for we see...



According to St. Thomas (II-II:43:1scandal is a word or action evil in itself, which occasions another's spiritual ruin. It is a word or action, that is either an external act—for an internal act can have no influence on the conduct of another—or the omission of an external act, because to omit what one should do is equivalent to doing what is forbidden; it must be evil in itself, or in appearance; this is the interpretation of the words of St. Thomasminus rectum. It is not the physical cause of a neighbor's sin, but only the moral cause, or occasion; further, this moralcausality may be understood in a strict sense, as when one orders, requests, or advises another to commit thesin (this is strictly inductive scandal, which some call co-operation in a broad sense), or in a large sense, as when a person without being directly concerned in the sin nevertheless exercises a certain influence on the sin of his neighbor, e.g. by committing such a sin in his presence (this is inductive scandal in a broad sense)

....also...

..we have the concept of Utilitarianism at play here in the Cardinal's words...since the Church itself has cautioned us not to do evil so that a good may come out of it...and by disregarding the official Church proclamations of not allowing the dispersion of any messages concerning MEDJUGORJE to be verified as supernatural we see open defiance of Church norms...

..since the Church in the Catechism has condemned the error and notion of Utilitarianism...



CCC 1755 A morally good act requires the goodness of the object, of the end, and of the circumstances together. An evil end corrupts the action, even if the object is good in itself (such as praying and fasting "in order to be seen by men").

The object of the choice can by itself vitiate an act in its entirety. There are some concrete acts - such as fornication - that it is always wrong to choose, because choosing them entails a disorder of the will, that is, a moral evil.

CCC 1756 It is therefore an error to judge the morality of human acts by considering only the intention that inspires them or the circumstances (environment, social pressure, duress or emergency, etc.) which supply their context. There are acts which, in and of themselves, independently of circumstances and intentions, are always gravely illicit by reason of their object; such as blasphemy and perjury, murder and adultery. One may not do evil so that good may result from it.

....we the faithful must have recourse to prudence and also eschew the error of Utilitarianism..for if we reach a good end through a bad action then we cancel out the good...and when we destroy the notion of good without justification..then we do not seek GOD out as he is in himself..since GOD is lacking in evil...and to do evil in order to gain GOD..is a paradox..and so in the end..we may  fool ourselves into mistaking concord of wills for peace..and Quietism for Contemplation...let us all examine ourselves according to the Norms of Mother Church ......and seek unity...amen