American Catholic prelates continue to publicly spar over whether president-elect and abortion supporter, Joe Biden, should be allowed the Jesus wafer at mass. Archbishop Charles Chaput (photo left), former head of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, declared this past week that Biden should be barred from receiving communion, in opposition to cardinal Wilton Gregory (photo right) of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., who has already declared that he won’t deny Biden the Jesus wafer. Missing in all of this Catholic internecine squabbling is the genuine Gospel of salvation by God’s grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone.
When I was a young Catholic grammar school student back in the 1960s, the nuns extolled the nation of Ireland as one of the last bastions of devout Catholic nationalism. Ireland has since slid into secularism leaving Poland as the only remaining outpost of militant Catholic nationalism in Europe. But that’s quickly changing as young Poles are souring on the Polish Catholic church’s symbiotic relationship with the conservative Law and Justice (PiS) Party-ruled government.
Catholics are still buzzing about the recent publication of the Vatican’s McCarrick Report, which directly implicated “saint” pope John Paul II in the cover-up of sexual abuse by former-cardinal, Ted McCarrick. What to do when a beloved “saint” is revealed to have been an enabler of predatory sexual abusers of children and young men?
One of Roman Catholicism’s constant drum beats since Vatican II has been the regathering of the Protestant “separated brethren.”
I was totally unaware that in 1564, a small number of Protestant Huguenots fleeing persecution in Catholic France, crossed the Atlantic and attempted to establish a settlement near modern-day Jacksonville, Florida. Below is a bird’s-eye photo from my Google Earth app of the replica of the Huguenots’ Fort Caroline, which is thirteen-miles from Jacksonville city center.
Wow! I was also totally unaware that the Mayflower Pilgrims had a connection to John Smyth and the first English Baptists!
Critical Race Theory (CRT) is increasingly making inroads into the “evangelical” church.
- Pope Francis Declares That The Catholic Church Will No Longer Accept Donations Earned Via Capitalism (SATIRE)
In addition to promoting Catholic-Muslim “solidarity,” progressive pope Francis’s recent encyclical, Fratelli Tutti (All Brothers), trashes capitalism.