Welcome to the Weekend Roundup! – News & Views – 10/22/22

In 2021, Pope Francis’ launched a two-year, church-wide synod on synodality. The idea was to involve the laity in discussions regarding the future path of the RCC. I imagine Francis was fishing for consensus/support regarding future progressive reforms, although not as radical as the German Catholic church’s Der Synodale Weg. Up to this point, the initiative has largely been met with indifference, so Francis is extending it to 2024. There’s no genuine Gospel in sight with any of these initiatives.

In response to a 2019 Pew Survey, which revealed that only 31% of U.S. Catholics believe that the eucharist bread and wine are transformed into the actual body and blood of Christ, the U.S. Catholic bishops initiated a two-year, nationwide “eucharistic revival” in order to foster proper worship of the “blessed sacrament” Jesus wafer. The revival kicked off on June 19, 2022 (the feast of Corpus Christi – the body of Christ) and will end with a National Eucharistic Congress in Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis in July of 2024. The eucharistic revival guidebook used by parish leaders speaks about “enkindling a living relationship with Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.” Because of RC-ism’s grievous misinterpretation of John 6, Catholics are attempting to have a “relationship” with a bread wafer instead of trusting in Jesus Christ as Savior by faith alone.

Saint worship is not what it used to be compared to when I was a Roman Catholic parochial school student growing up in the 1960s, but there are still pockets of ardent devotion wherein conservative Catholics take their “patron saint” business very seriously. Catholic patron saints have a direct correlation to the pantheon of patron gods of pagan Rome. See my relevant post here.

Some evangelicals are enamoured with the showy intellect and dry wit of British-Catholic writer, G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936). However, not only did Chesterton espouse his church’s false gospel of salvation by sacramental grace and merit, he was also an anti-Semitic British falangist. This ecumenical apologist attempts to make G.K. Chesterton’s anti-Semitism palatable, but even saint-making pope Francis knows Chesterton is uncanonizable.

It’s amazing how some conservative Catholics are whipped into a frenzy in the debate over whether priests face the altar (ad orientem) or the congregation (versus populum) during mass. The Second Vatican Council decreed that priests switch their posture from ad orientem to versus populum and conservatives have been wringing their hands ever since. Priests and sacrificial altars were done away with by Jesus Christ and His once-for-all-time sacrifice on Calvary.

Society is descending into the deep, dark depths with public school boards sanctioning “family-friendly” drag queen shows for young students. Watch one mother’s righteous indignation here. The Gospel and “social morality” aren’t the same thing, but this is an indication of how bad things are getting.

12 thoughts on “Welcome to the Weekend Roundup! – News & Views – 10/22/22

  1. RE: “Priests and sacrificial altars were done away with by Jesus Christ and His once-for-all-time sacrifice on Calvary.”
    HALLELUJAH!! Thank You, Lord, for setting us FREE!!!

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    1. RE: HALLELUJAH!! Thank You, Lord, for setting us FREE!!!
      Catholics are enslaved by fraudulent priests and altars and many evangelicals refer to Catholic priests and altars as if they were perfectly fine.

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  2. Halloween drag show – “as it was in the days of Lot”… The evil is rapidly increasing in the world. It’s hard to believe that the school system would promote/approve a Halloween drag queen show for young children. If you come against it you’re labeled a hater. I really hate to think about what’s next.

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    1. Yup, Cathy, itś diabolical. These drag queen events for children were unimaginable just a few decades ago, but much of the public has been indoctrinated to be ¨open minded.¨

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  3. “When a 2019 Pew survey revealed that only 31% of Catholics believe in a basic tenet of their faith — that the Body and Blood of Christ are truly, really, and substantially present in the Eucharist — the U.S. Catholic bishops decided to take action.”

    This is good news…sorta. It is good news that the vast majority of Catholics don’t believe in the
    erroneous ideas in their “Eucharist.” And, I don’t think this plan to “take action” will end in any change, which is also good news. The sad thing is that this is and will continue to be a main doctrinal position of the Catholic Church. Even if “only’ 1/3rd believe it:

    “In February 2022, the Vatican released statistics showing that in 2020 the number of Catholics in the world increased by 16 million to 1.36 billion. That means that 17.7% of the world’s population is Catholic.”

    This number seems a bit inflated to me but it is still bad news, It means that roughly 453,333,333 believe in the tenets of the Catholic Church Eucharist.

    This is not good.

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    1. Chris, thanks for the good comments!

      Yup, when only 31% of members believe one of the RCCś main tenets, that is a good thing, but they sadly don believe the genuine Gospel either.
      RE: 1..4 billion Catholics
      As you state, that number is inflated because 69% are nominal/don believe the prime tenets. Either way, the RC membership dwarfs the Mormons and JWs combined.

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