Originally Posted by Therese
Thanks Ron, I understand this better now , I have been tempted to think that traditional Catholocism had all the answers in a nice neat package.
Yes, one of the problems with the very conservative view is that they don't acknowledge non-infallible teachings, nor the role of fallible speculative theology. There is only the infallible, in their view. So whatever they think the Church teaches becomes infallible to them. Then when anyone teaches something that contradicts what they think Catholicism is, they brand that person a heretic.
liberal Catholicism has its errors, but so too does conservative Catholicism.