- Pope Francis refuses resignation of French cardinal convicted of cover-up
- Pope Francis praises deceased cardinal who covered up clerical abuse
At last month’s Vatican “abuse summit,” pope Francis promised “concrete action” to stem sexual abuse by priests and subsequent cover-ups by the hierarchy, but the “concrete action” has turned out to be the same old song and dance.
Last October 28th, CBS’s “Sixty Minutes” exposed Buffalo Catholic bishop, Richard Malone, as a serial abuse-enabler, yet he still retains his position. Malone just sold his impressive mansion as a PR tactic, but has moved into an even larger home, although the neighborhood isn’t anywhere near as swanky. Prior to last Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Buffalo’s Catholics circulated a petition demanding that Malone not participate in the festivities. Malone reluctantly complied, but vowed to be back in the parade in 2020.
It’s getting hard to find a (c)hristian bookstore these days. Is that bad or good? I’m ambivalent about Lifeway and other (c)hristian bookstores. They sell Bibles, which is a good thing, but many of the other books they stock are doctrinally dangerous from TBN-types.
Any parent who allows their child to be in a situation where they are alone with a Catholic priest (such as an altar server) is credulously naive.
This objective article from Roman Catholic church historian, Massimo Faggioli, shows how the RCC canonization process is all PR and politics.
Cardinal Marx of Germany often serves as the vanguard for the progressives in the leadership of the Catholic church, including pope Francis. When Marx floats a trial balloon statement, you can be assured it’s already being discussed in the hallways of Brokeback Vatican.
Conservative and traditionalist Catholics rue the day when progressive Francis was elected pope. But whether Catholics are conservative or liberal, they still don’t know the Gospel of salvation by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone. Excellent article by evangelical Vatican-watcher, Leonardo De Chirico.
I inadvertently stumbled across this article about a recently published book that focuses on the confrontation between Catholics and Protestants in Lakeville, Connecticut in 1882-1883. Notice that the book totes itself as “a tale of prejudice and nativism.” I take it this is yet another example of a book or article that focuses on Protestant “neuroticism” without taking into account Catholicism’s unbridled militancy wherever it had hegemony. Book ordered and review to follow.
This satire is funny, but also reveals some sad truth about our culture.