Education of all Catholics is the Second Pillar of our Mission Statement. It is the second, but not subordinate, main purpose for the founding of this organization – with Prayer being the first. We cannot consider changing our minds and hearts about a topic without first educating ourselves through trustworthy sources.
Like the Church’s call to an informed conscience, “The education of the conscience is a lifelong task…. Prudent education teaches virtue; it prevents or cures fear, selfishness and pride, resentment rising from guilt, and feelings of complacency, born of human weakness and faults. (1784) Some rules apply in every case: One may never do evil so that good may result from it; the Golden Rule: ‘Whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them;’ and charity always proceeds by way of respect for one’s neighbor…” (1789) The gift of love for God and neighbor is through the Holy Spirit.
We learn about this gift through the Life and Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. We must learn the truth and the facts behind this egregious form of punishment, before we can make a truly informed decision as to whether to agree or disagree with the changes to Catechism 2267.