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True Obedience in the Church: A Guide to Discernment in Challenging Times

True Obedience in the Church: A Guide to Discernment in Challenging Times

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Pope Benedict XVI affirmed the ongoing growth and perpetual validity of the Traditional Latin Mass, insisting that ÔÇ£what earlier generations held as sacred remains sacred and great for us too, and it cannot be all of a sudden entirely forbidden or even considered harmful.ÔÇØ

However, with the 2021 release of Traditionis Custodes, his successor has declared precisely the opposite, sending shockwaves through the Church by calling for the restriction and eventual suppression of her most beautiful and venerable form of worship ― and the one experiencing the most dramatic and impassioned growth.

What is a conscientious Catholic to do?

In this pivotal book, Dr. Peter Kwasniewski offers an essential treatise on the question of obedience in the Church―whence it derives and how it is to be properly and prudently understood and lived. He explores St. Thomas AquinasÔÇÖs guidelines on the subject, what type of obedience is necessary for salvation, and which types are lawful and unlawful. Can there be situations where the usual structures of obedience become impediments to, rather than facilitators of, the ChurchÔÇÖs mission and the good of souls? Have there been instances in Church history where faithful priests have exercised their ministry in violation of ordinary canonical norms? How should the clergy respond if the traditional Latin Mass is forbidden to them or if it were to be declared ÔÇ£abrogatedÔÇØ? What is the proper role of conscience and how are liberal and conservative views of it defective?

Kwasniewski, Peter


Sophia Institute Press

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Sophia Institute Press

Bookshelf: 4F

ISBN/Code: 9781644136744

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