I considered removing the name of the person who sent this, but since she was daring enough to post her username on the site, I decided against it. I just want to let you know that I am not attacking you personally, or singling you out, but this post is representative of the arguments I always see used by those who vehemently insist that Catholicism and being pro-choice are congruent.
Let’s get one thing straight: The Catholic Church never, ever, ever, ever, ever claimed to be a democracy. Nope, not once. Ever. The Truth is not, has never been, and will never be, up to the majority to agree upon. What a lousy religion it would be if that were so! Catholicism is not based on whatever the majority wants to believe. No. It is not subject to the whims and caprices of the time, because it’s founded on Eternal Law. Every single person on Earth could refuse to believe it, but it doesn’t make it any less true. Just because people used to think the earth is flat doesn’t mean it ever was. Just because the people shouted at the top of their voices that Christ deserved to be crucified doesn’t mean He did. Are you getting my drift?
Here is what I don’t understand about you so-called pro-choice Catholics. You obviously disagree with so many important tenets of the religion. Many of you have even admitted that explicitly. So why hold on to a title, which if unsupported by action and faith is reduced to an empty nomenclature? Why are you so afraid to lose the “Catholic” title anyway? So much so that you would much rather distort and frankly, bastardize a two thousand year-old institution than to just own up to the fact that your beliefs now are no longer in congruent with Catholicism. Go the noble way - “for those Catholics who cannot bring themselves to believe the formal teachings of the Church on life and family matters it would be more honest to leave the Church rather than betraying Her.” (P.E. BXVI)
You have every right to believe absolutely anything you want to believe. Damn straight, you do. But calling it “Catholic” does not make it so. And before you go on saying, “no one has the right to say who’s Catholic or not” - please, for the love of God (literally), I suggest you actually read the Catechism before you expose your ignorance of the doctrine you so passionately claim to believe in. C’mon, man up to your beliefs. Let’s be honest with ourselves. Let’s call a spade, a spade. That’s heresy and you know it.