Not sure if you have heard of it, but mother Teresa suffered from a crisis of faith according to one of her closest confidants. A book was written about this and an article was published (cover story) in Time magazine. You can read various websites and see talks on YouTube about it.
Jim Lincoln wrote: ...It is too bad that the Romish Church doesn't stay out of politics...
The Last "Pope" Who Tried To Keep His "Church" Out Of Politics Was "OFFED" Or ASSASSINATED By The "Jesuits" In 1978: As Some Surmise That "Pope" John Paul I Was Actually A True "Born Again" Charismatic Roman-"Catholic" !
I Personally Thought That "Pope" John Paul I Looked ALOT Like My Brother In Christ & Good Friend (Whose NOW In Heaven With The LORD) Vern McCrimmon--A Former Roman "Catholic" Irishman; Who Was A Zealous Evangelist/Soul-Winner At The Central Bible Church, Aurora, IL.
Vern Was The Custodian At The G.A.R. (Grand Army Of The Republic) Hall In Downtown Aurora When I First Met Him In The Mid-'70s.
Vern Greeted ALL Visitors With King James Bible In Hand & Gave Them A Thorough Judeo-Christian History Of The U.S.A. Starting With The Plymouth Pilgrims.
Vern's Pastor At Central Bible Was Br. John Barrier: Recently Retired Professor Of The Practical Christian (Personal Evangelism) Ministry At Chicago's Moody Bible Institute ('63-'73).
They Won Many Jews, Roman "Catholics" & Whosoever Wills To Christ !
I Find It Very Interesting That When I Ran For The U.S. Congress (House Of Representatives) In 2002 & 2004; That In EVERY Poll That Was Sent To Me On The Issue Of "Abortion" -- I Alway Stated That I Was (& Still Am) Diametrically Opposed To "Abortion" (& Its Funding) In Any/Every Shape, Way Or Form.
The Same Went For "Stem-Cell" Research & Its Funding.
"Traditionalist" Satanic-Vatican/Roman-"Catholic"-Cultic Founder of "Eagle Forum" (A Satanic-Vatican "Jesuit" Front "Anti-Abortion" Organization In IL), Phyllis Schlaffley, Never Clearly Explained To Me How She Could Hypocritically Oppose "Abortion" & At The Same Time Belong To The Most Monsterous Baby-Butchering/Baby-Killing Machine In Human History: The Satanic Vatican !
With Their One Hand In "Religion"; The Satanic Vatican Says They Oppose "Abortion" Of Babies In Their Mother's Womb.
With Their Other Hand In "Politics"; They Have Historically Murdered Millions (Not To Mention Billions) Of Babies Through Corrupt Pro-Abortion Liberal Democratic U.S. (& World-Wide) Roman "Catholic" Politicians & Governmental Leaders !
ROMAN-"CATHOLICISM" IS THE AUTHORIZED BIBLICAL PROPHESIED "MYSTERY BABYLON, THE GREAT: THE MOTHER ("CHURCH") OF HARLOTS & ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH" !
How about the notion that pitching someone off a life-raft is serious business and the pitchee should be given every chance to change his mind. Another thing to avoid, is using Religion to serve political ends. One must be careful how one is percieved, unless, of course, one is Catholic in which case scratching one's rear will be viewed as proof of devotion to the anti-christ by those with no wisdom or discernment.
I can't help you have politicians who run the Romish Church winking at the behavior of the Romish secular politicians who aren't a part of the magisterium, perhaps you should think about Come(ing) out of the Catholic Church.
The supposed "High Profile" Catholic politicians are certainly NOT Catholic. One of the main thrusts of the Church is it's campaign against Abortion. There has been talk of denying these Turn-coats the privelige of recieving Communion. Something that would never be considered if they were faithful Catholics. Why would these politicians seek justice for those abused by Catholic clergy, when the courts are suing Catholic Dioceses' by the bushel? The current crop of Catholic political "Snake Oil Salesmen" are like their Protestant brothern. Power, and money for the Elites...Socialism for the little guy...Faith and the Constitution to the Devil.
Yes Jim, neither can I recall EVER reading an article where high profile Catholic politicians, like Kennedy, Pelosi, etc. criticized / condemned the R.C.C. for the clergy sex abuse scandal that continues to this day.
Nor have they aggressively sought justice for the countless children / victims of sex abuse crimes committed by R.C clergy and those who covered it up.
As the old adage goes, "one hand washes the other".