The U.S. Catholic bishops met this past week to give the appearance that they are decisively confronting the clerical abuse and cover-up scandal. Only the most credulous of Catholics trust their bishops after twenty years of scandalous clergy abuse headlines. The chairman of the U.S. bishops, cardinal Daniel DiNardo (photo above, middle), who led the proceedings, has been accused of covering up for abusers, himself.
Catholic laypersons rightly ponder to themselves, “The priests and bishops teach us that holy living is the key to meriting salvation, but they are more messed up than anybody else.” The truth about works-righteousness religion has been laid bare for everyone to see. Turn from institutional religion, repent of your sin, and accept Jesus Christ as your Savior by faith alone. Jesus Christ will NEVER disappoint you!
- Catholic archbishop who accused pope of covering-up for predator cardinal and called for him to resign gives first interview since self-imposed exile
The abuse and cover-up reaches up even to the pope.
Last weekend, I posted that pope Francis had affirmed his approval of intercommunion with Protestants via statements made at another one of his famous in-flight press conferences. Conservative Catholics view intercommunion as rank heresy. What’s a Catholic to do when their pope is a heretic?
Conservative cardinal Burke is at it again, trying to counter Francis’ heterodoxy. Conservative Catholics have been calling Francis’ reforms “confusion” for quite awhile, but some bravehearts have now switched to calling them outright “heresy.”
All Catholics must be missionaries? Hmm, what message would they proclaim? That the sacraments and obeying the Ten Commandments MIGHT merit you salvation? That is NOT good news, folks. Why would a Catholic want to proselytize on behalf of their works religion when their pope says even atheists can merit Heaven?
The Catholic works-righteousness salvation system is based upon priests and their administration of the sacraments. The RCC is going to have to allow priests to marry to keep the ship afloat.
Pope Francis is a progressive on many political and social issues, but he’s not yet on board with gender identity. Jesuit arch-progressive, James Martin, and his pro-LGBTQ agenda cohort will continue to try to teach old dog, Bergoglio, new tricks.
Many Catholics are opting out of Catholic funerals including a funeral mass with all of its pomp and ceremony. Catholicism teaches a funeral mass and burial at a “consecrated” Catholic cemetery will shorten time in purgatory.
Leave it to the Babylon Bee to note the increasing gender-bending, emasculation going on in our culture.