Thirteen-long-months after being outed on “60 Minutes” as a serial enabler of abusive priests by his whistle-blowing, former-secretary, Richard Malone (photo above) FINALLY resigned as Catholic bishop of the diocese of nearby Buffalo, New York. Pope Francis claims “no tolerance” for abuse or cover-up, but this inexcusably long delay showed it’s still business as usual. Many Buffalonian Catholics were outraged over this Malone fiasco to the point of questioning their membership in the Roman church. I pray the Lord uses this ongoing scandal tsunami in the RCC to cause MANY to question their allegiance to their church and its false gospel of salvation by sacramental grace and merit and to lead them to the Good News! of salvation by God’s grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone.
With its rule of mandatory clerical celibacy, the RCC both attracted and fostered deviancy, and pedophilia became institutionalized. After centuries of secrecy, cover-up, and disavowal, the chickens have now come home to roost. But keep in mind the millions of children who were abused along the way.
Catholic media pioneer, archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (d. 1979), is scheduled to be “beatified” two weeks from today. In Catholicism, beatification is the step in the canonization process just prior to sainthood. But just as I surmised last Saturday, Rochester Catholic bishop, Salvatore Matano, attempted to delay the beatification because there are reports that Sheen may have (i.e. probably) covered-up for abusive priests during his tenure as bishop of Rochester from 1966 to 1969, behavior hardly becoming of a “saint.” This could get ugly for the RCC. Keep digging, investigative reporters!
This purported shard of Jesus’ manger is as bogus as a three dollar bill. Catholics cling to the physical – alleged relics and other amulets – and ignore the spiritual truths of the Gospel.
Pragmatic pope Francis made a “deal with the devil” by cooperating with the Chinese communist government and recognizing the bishops of the state-sanctioned Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association, which existed in schism with Rome until the conclusion of the controversial Vatican-China agreement struck last year. This situation in China is one of several reasons why conservative Catholics consider pope Francis dangerous and even heretical.
- Conservative Catholics refute pro-gay Fr. Martin for claiming ‘married’ lesbian judge is victim of ‘discrimination’
Last week, a conservative Catholic priest refused to give communion to a female judge involved in a same-sex marriage, energizing both sides in the ongoing debate over LGBTers and the church. Progressive Jesuit, James Martin, continues his church-wide crusade for full acceptance of practicing LGBTers, with the sanction of pope Francis.
This article reports that, “just 8% of U.S. Catholics say they are ‘very close’ with the clergy of their church.” Who can blame Catholics for wanting to keep their distance from their celibate priests given the headlines over the last twenty years?
Nancy Pelosi, like all Roman Catholics, is in denial about her depraved sinful state. I was a Catholic for 27 years and I hated a lot of people. As a student and altar boy at Catholic grammar school and then as a student at Catholic high school, I also witnessed a lot of hatred from the nuns, priests, brothers, and from my classmates as well. It’s all a sham.
Leave it to the Babylon Bee to tell it like it is.