Part One, appearing appropriately enough on Christmas Eve, asks the question
Why…is there such an attempt to dilute the message [of Christ] in the present world? To say that Christ is a savior means first that there must be a common human nature which is defective and then that one must identify exactly what that defect is.
Father Mullady spends the rest of this piece quite ably discussing Catholic teaching on this issue.
Part Two appeared on January 17. Father Mullady laments the tragedy of
Catholic thought for the last 50 years or so has been the attempt to develop a religion without dogma. In this, many Catholic theologians belatedly followed a tendency inherent in Protestantism for several centuries, in which theology was not important and being nice was. One of the principal places where this tendency has been evident is in regard to Christ.
This tendency leads to confusion amongst many Catholics, especially those who have not had sufficient instruction in Catholic thought, to wander away from Catholic dogma into a place where personal feelings and preferences about what the Church represents prevail. Fr. Mullady concisely describes possible outcomes of this tendency and the correct teaching to counteract these tendencies.
A very interesting and instructive piece. If the information is not new to you then it is a cogent reminder of what is important in Catholic teaching.