Concerns about Catholicism
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This is a really good thread and I want to write more, but it's late.

The confusion out there is real. It's hard for me to say with a straight face that the current institutional Church reflects the ancient traditions and constant teachings of the faith.

Aside from the occasional anti-abortion comment from the Vatican, everything else it champions falls in line with the wish list of every far-left secular politician: open borders, women "empowerment," climate activism, catering to the "LGBT" crowd (who supposedly here in the US have "LGBT" history month in October, so I guess June being "pride month" isn't enough), the USCCB constantly harping on "racism" (I guess to address the .000001% of actual racist Catholics), the constant call to heed the "wisdom of youth," downplaying or outright denying the reality of evil, etc.

Today's Church is content and comfortable to be "one who listens." This attitude falls in line with the Pope's exaggerated, hypocritical, and erroneous notion of humility. If the Church meant "listening" in the sense that it was trying to understand how to teach the true Gospel to people, that would be great. But it doesn't mean it that way. The modern use of "listening" to the wayward fools in the Vatican means, "we are not right in everything we teach; we've made embarrassing mistakes in the past to the detriment of humanity; we are not the owners of truth and our claim to receive divine guidance was arrogant; please forgive us; accept this humble apology, and we promise to listen to you because now we admit that you know better than us; now, our willingness and ability to change with the times and according to voices in opposition to the faith is a sign of strength and maturity; we are so very wise to admit we were wrong and change, see?"

The result is a weak and timid Church, one constantly on the precipice of change and innovation, consisting of parishes filled with misguided "Doormat Catholics" who are being steamrolled by the culture.
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Concerns about Catholicism - by Augustinian - 10-16-2019, 10:08 AM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by 1Faith - 10-16-2019, 10:51 AM
Concerns about Catholicism - by Augustinian - 10-16-2019, 11:13 AM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by jack89 - 10-16-2019, 12:47 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Bonaventure - 10-16-2019, 02:15 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Augustinian - 10-16-2019, 05:38 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Fionnchu - 10-17-2019, 12:00 AM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by MaryTN - 10-16-2019, 07:29 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Augustinian - 10-16-2019, 09:49 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Melkite - 10-17-2019, 09:11 AM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Ioannes_L - 10-16-2019, 01:48 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by jack89 - 10-16-2019, 02:35 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Bonaventure - 10-16-2019, 02:43 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by jack89 - 10-16-2019, 02:56 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by FultonFan - 10-16-2019, 03:32 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by LionHippo - 10-16-2019, 11:59 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Augustinian - 10-17-2019, 12:10 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by 1Faith - 10-17-2019, 12:40 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Some Guy - 10-17-2019, 01:36 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Melkite - 10-17-2019, 02:13 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by jack89 - 10-17-2019, 02:28 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by 1Faith - 10-17-2019, 02:34 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by jovan66102 - 10-17-2019, 05:04 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Augustinian - 10-17-2019, 05:05 PM
Concerns about Catholicism - by 1Faith - 10-17-2019, 08:49 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by LionHippo - 10-17-2019, 09:54 PM
Concerns about Catholicism - by 1Faith - 10-17-2019, 11:32 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Some Guy - 10-18-2019, 12:18 PM



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