The recently-released documentary, “The Divine Plan,” and the same-titled, tie-in book, present the successful political alliance of quasi-Protestant, Ronald Reagan, and Karol “pope John Paul II” Wojtyla as a positive example of cooperation for today’s Protestants and Catholics. The film’s director, Roman Catholic, Robert Orlando, co-authored the book with National Catholic Register columnist, Paul Kengor. Warning: evangelical alliances with Roman Catholics in political and culture battles always, always, always leads to the compromise and betrayal of the Gospel of grace.
Certainly, not all Catholic priests are pedophiles, but ALL do teach their church’s false gospel of sacramental grace and merit.
Jesuit priest, James Martin, continues as progressive Catholicism’s point man in pushing for full acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle by the church. No one from the Francis papacy is discouraging him.
Prior to World War II, members of ethnic/religious groups generally congregated in their own urban neighborhood enclaves. Returning vets began the exodus to the suburbs in a trickle that became a flood with the passage of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956. This weakened the foundations of Catholicism in America, which always relied upon its close-knit ethnic communities for its perpetuation.
- Rochester Catholic Diocese officials prepare for implications of CVA window
- Rochester Catholic Bishop Matano reflects on challenges ahead
- Sex-abuse attorneys blanket Rochester Catholic Diocese with ads, mailings
The three articles above, recently published in the local Catholic diocesan newspaper, are an attempt by the Rochester Catholic bishop to prepare the laity for the financial and public relations “challenges” ahead after the Child Victims Act opens up a one-year window for abuse survivors to sue the church with no time limitations beginning on Thursday, August 15th. Bankruptcy is a very real possibility. For the past couple of months, Rochester’s television stations have been carrying advertisements from law firms seeking to represent survivors of priest abuse. On the one hand, bishop Matano profusely apologizes for the abuse and cover-up by diocesan personnel, but the last of the three articles disparages the law firms and their advertisements. I have no illusions about the lawyers’ motives, but I’m grateful that these advertisements have blanketed the area and confronted credulous and increasingly disaffected Catholics. May many turn to Jesus Christ and the Gospel of salvation by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone.
Over the last four years, I’ve submitted articles about the persecution of Protestants in solidly Catholic Mexico. Here’s an article about a recent wave of violence. There was no religious freedom in Catholic-dominated countries well into the 20th-century, a situation sanctioned by the Vatican. That militantly anti-Protestant attitude can still be found in many regions of Latin America.
This coming December, the progressive German Catholic church will be embarking on an unprecedented “synodal journey” as the floundering church, which is leaking members like a sieve at an even faster rate than the American church, seeks to stanch the exodus. Pope Francis has already warned the German prelates not to get carried away, but, at the same time, he’s also very sympathetic to their doctrine-bending progressivism.
Back when my wife and I did the grocery shopping together several decades ago, I used to pick up a copy of “The Sporting News” upon entering the store to amuse myself for the following 90 minutes. Now, I just stay home whenever my wife goes shopping.