This article reports that cardinal Daniel DiNardo (photo above), president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, covered-up for predatory priests. Is there an American Catholic bishop who isn’t personally involved in this scandal?
- What Catholics can do who’ve lost faith in their bishops and even the pope
- Sheep Without Shepherds: For ordinary Catholics, the failures of their leaders have created a two-decade test of faith.
In Catholicism, with its top-down hierarchy, the pope and his cardinals, bishops, and priests have always called the shots. The laity have always had the responsibility of keeping their mouths shut and doing (and believing) what they were told. But now that the hierarchy has proven to be totally corrupt, what are the laity to do? See me after class and I’ll tell you about the Good News of salvation by God’s grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone.
Here we have ANOTHER book written by a disaffected conservative Catholic that’s extremely critical of pope Francis. My copy is arriving Tuesday. Where are the evangelical apologists who should be critiquing Catholicism’s current double-crisis (the predatory priests/cover-up scandal and the growing dissatisfaction with Francis)?
Pope Francis and his progressive allies have had enough of conservative Catholics questioning their every move. Censorship is nothing new in Catholicism. Up until recent times, Catholics were forbidden from reading religious material that didn’t have a “Nihil obstat” and bishop’s “Imprimatur.”
The LGBTQ community is tirelessly advancing its agenda.
My wife and I stopped attending mid-week, small group meetings last May. Small groups can be a blessing or a source of tension. We may sign up for next semester (Jan.-May) with a different group depending on the status of my wife’s health.