- Vatican to agree to let communist China select Catholic bishops
- Leading Asian cardinal calls for Vatican foreign minister to resign over China dealings
Pope Francis is once again being pragmatic by throwing his Vatican-appointed, “underground” Chinese bishops under the bus and recognizing bishops appointed by the communist Chinese government. Pope John Paul II would have been aghast, but Francis sees the concession as taking one step backward in order to take two forward. This compromise with China is another reason why conservative Catholics eagerly anticipate the end of Francis’ tenure.
Millennial Christians are big on social justice and definitely don’t go for the Christian nationalism of Jerry Falwell, Jr., Robert Jeffress, and Franklin Graham.
- Report: Catholic Church Suffers ‘Culture of Denial’ of Homoclericalism
- Chicago priest who calls sex abuse ‘a gay thing’ burns rainbow flag in an ‘exorcism’
- As Catholic Sex Abuse Crisis Deepens, Conservative Circles Blame Gay Priests
Amidst the current pedophile priest and cover-up tsunami, there has been little discussion in the media as to WHY so many priests have preyed upon mostly male children and young men. Studies suggest that 30-50 percent of Catholic priests are homosexual and a significant number of them are ephebophiles, a term for homosexuals who are attracted to adolescent males, generally ages 15 to 19. Catholic seminaries, with their all-male populations and rule of mandatory celibacy, were magnets and incubators of deviancy for centuries.
This article from a liberal Catholic rag speculates that further progressive reforms by pope Francis and his allies may push conservatives to schism. The EWTN-types are feeling like their backs are against the wall at this point. What would prompt them to finally say, “Enough!”?
This is an interesting article on Moore, the ecumenical and doctrine-lite female preacher whose rising celebrity speaks volumes about the sorry state of today’s evangelicalism.
The U.S. bishops’ installation of a sex abuse hotline is akin to Al Capone setting up a hotline for businesses to complain about mobster racketeering.
This satire reminds me that many of today’s hipster evangelicals would see incompatibility in entertainment choices as far more problematic than if their spouse was a Roman Catholic and faithful to their church’s gospel of salvation by sacramental grace and merit.