Where to go when your premise is not that reasonable minds differ with what they view as a prudential shift in emphasis on this teaching, but that anyone who disagrees with this purported "development of doctrine" is not just wrong but a moral monster?
Screw that. Abolish the death penalty. It is poisonous vengeance, not justice. it is, as the Church makes clear, essentially unnecessary.It makes us worse, not better. No Catholic on the planet should be fighting the Church to defend it.So the line is drawn. Capital punishment is inherently evil, as constituting vengeance and injustice, and makes society worse by its use. It is absolutely indefensible and of its essence unnecessary.
The problem is this in a nutshell: Peter, a pope so weak he was known by the whole Church to have denied Christ (who once called him “Satan”), has departed from two thousand years of Tradition to suddenly declare that circumcision and keeping kosher are not necessary for those who wish to join themselves to the Covenant People.We are talking of established Tradition suddenly swept away by a pope and a “council” that – in a bid for trendy popularity with Gentile “converts” who want to remake things in their own image – have expressed unwillingness to undergo a little hardship for the sake of Jesus.