In his classic Catholic Christianity, Peter Kreeft writes that “the sharpest distinction between traditional, orthodox Catholicism and Modernist, ‘liberal,’ revisionist Catholicism” can be found in paragraph 549 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

By freeing some individuals from the earthly evils of hunger, injustice, illness and death, Jesus performed messianic signs. Nevertheless he did not come to abolish all evils here below, but to free men from the gravest slavery, sin, which thwarts them in their vocation as God’s sons and causes all forms of human bondage.

It came to mind when I read what is tagged as “the most popular post” on the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s generally interesting “Being Catholic” blog.