Monday, October 30, 2006

How do you tolerate non-Christian religions?

A Wiccan asked, "How do you tolerate non-Christian faiths?"

I tolerate non-Christian religions by fraternal correction, evangelization, prayer, and giving them time to eventually see the light and believe in Jesus Christ, their Lord and Savior.

"...while not conceding any right to anything save what is true and honest, [the Catholic Church] does not forbid public authority to tolerate what is at variance with truth and justice, for the sake of avoiding some greater evil, or of obtaining or preserving some greater good. God Himself in His providence, though infinitely good and powerful, permits evil to exist in the world, partly that greater good may not be impeded, and partly that greater evil may not ensue. is not forbidden to imitate the Ruler of the world; and, as the authority of man is powerless to prevent every evil, it has (as St. Augustine says) to overlook and leave unpunished many things which are punished, and rightly, by Divine Providence."
-- Leo XIII, Libertas

God bless,