Weekly Roundup – News and Commentary

The reports below caught my attention during this past week:WR

The conservative Catholic revolt against pope Francis continues.

Francis is hoping to keep moving the Orthodox into his sheepfold, but the guys with long beards aren’t cooperating…

…but at the same time, evangelicals jostle in line to pay homage to “his holiness.”

While evangelical Judases line up at the Vatican for photo ops with the pope, rank and file Catholics have become increasingly alienated from their church. Research shows 40 percent of Catholics don’t believe their priests turn bread and wine into the literal body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ. Only 24 percent of Catholics attend obligatory mass every Sunday.

From our 21st-century perch, the early Americans’ anti-Catholic prejudice seems oh-so distasteful. But their antipathy was an understandable reaction to Catholicism’s bloody intolerance of all “heretical sects” and its outspoken opposition to any and all forms of democratic government.

The article above provides a good summary of the ongoing persecution of evangelicals by Catholics in Southern Mexico. This kind of anti-Protestant oppression was widespread throughout all of Latin America fifty years ago.

Advertisements

One thought on “Weekly Roundup – News and Commentary

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s