News Updates on Roman Catholicism

I’ve collected a bunch of articles over the last week or two that touch on Roman Catholicism Bits and piecesand it’s time to “clear the deck.”

Traditionalist Catholics continue to fret about their VERY non-traditionalist pope:

The vast majority of U.S. Catholics like the pope but don’t obey what he or their church tells them to do:

Doctrine-challenged evangelicals label those who still confront works-righteousness Catholicism as being “uncharitable”:

Some eucharistic miracles and apparitions can only be explained by Jesus’s warning,  “For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.” – Matthew 24:24:

Below is an interesting article on the growth of evangelical Protestantism in Mexico, which continues to be persecuted by the Catholic majority. Naturally, the writer doesn’t acknowledge the work of the Holy Spirit.

The Catholic writer of the article below bemoans the fact that most Catholics have been “sacramentalized” but very few have a personal, saving faith relationship with Jesus Christ. The author isn’t far from the kingdom. Once a Catholic genuinely accepts Jesus Christ as their Savior, they will find it increasingly difficult to remain in a church that continues to teach legalism and sacramentalism.

2 thoughts on “News Updates on Roman Catholicism

  1. I appreciate the articles giving evidence of the lack of unity within the Catholic Church. Catholic apologists often cite the vast diversity of beliefs within the Protestant denominations as evidence that the Holy Spirit is not with them as he is with the RCC in guiding her into all truth. Of course, they will say that the failure of the individual Catholics to fall in line with the magisterium does not nullify the Spirit’s guidance. But when they effectively have as much variation of beliefs within the Church…when folks are choosing to follow their own conscience instead of the pope…it becomes more obvious that their “unity” is more about power and self-claimed authority than anything else.

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    1. Yes, Catholic apologists like to present their church as a monolith united behind the pope but the reality is the spectrum of belief ranges from ultra-liberal to pre-Vatican 2 Tridentinism. Of course, the vast majority of Catholics could be described as nominal at best. Catholics point to evangelicalism’s lack of a central authority and the thousands of denominations as a sign of its illegitimacy but I don’t see it that way at all. It took successive waves of Reformers to move the church farther and farther away from Rome’s imperial model with its ritualism and church-state structure.

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