Since Vatican II, the catechism has defended the right to conscience of the individual on religious matters. The Catholic Church's tradition of continuing revelation leaves open the possibility that the Urantia Book is a form of God's revelation for today. While avoiding medieval debates about transubstantiation, The Urantia Book says that Christ is present in the sharing of the Eucharist. The Catholic veneration of Mother Mary can be interpreted as a representation of the Mother Spirit. The Urantia Book's teaching on an evolving universe, God the Supreme, the Thought Adjuster, and the Kingdom of God on earth being the ultimate goal of human evolution can almost thought for thought be found in the writings of Teilhard de Chardin, a Catholic priest who wrote before the Urantia Book was published.
When taking all of this into consideration, one can see how the Urantia Book can enrich, rather than destroy, the faith of a sincere Catholic. I choose to make a distinction between the institution, which is made up of men and dates more or less to Constantine's Christianization of the Roman Empire, and the essence of the Catholic faith, which goes back for 2000 years. When I attend Catholic mass, it is not to worship the Vatican but to be in communion with over a billion Catholics today and with Catholics throughout history in celebration of the Eucharist.
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Edited by Howard509, 18 November 2012 - 03:19 PM.