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Friday, September 21, 2012

Bishop Conley at Harvard: pursue truth, reject false view of conscience : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • Speaking at Harvard University’s Catholic campus center, Bishop James Conley said that college students are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with relativism and encouraged his listeners to embrace Blessed John Henry Newman’s teaching on conscience rather than its “miserable counterfeit.”
  • “According to Newman, conscience must choose to embrace objective reality, which is not of our own making and is not up for a vote,” said Bishop Conley, a Denver auxiliary who was appointed Bishop of Lincoln on September 14 and will be installed on November 20. “Conscience has freedom so that it may give sincere assent to what is true. Such freedom is not given for us to embrace and follow whatever is to our liking.”
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