'Civil war' divides world's Catholics amid allegations of sex abuse, cover-up
The latest â and most serious â wave of pedophilia and cover-up allegations to hit the Vatican is shining a new light on the gap dividing the worldâs 1.2 billion Catholics. And almost none of it is about the charges of widespread clerical abuse scandals.
Dozens of commentators and Vatican watchers have pointed to the wide gap between the views of conservative, traditional Catholics in the mold of Pope Benedict XVI and those of reform-minded Catholics like Pope Francis. Many media have referred to what is happening as a kind of âcivil war.â
Though he is widely popular among non-Catholics, Francis has been a polarizing figure among the faithful since he was first elected five years ago...
Christopher, I don't believe that the Catholic Church is the only true church. Any church that worships the biblical and historical Jesus as God is a true church. This past Sunday at my Baptist Church Pastor Steve's sermon was on the biblical way marriage is to be. Then after worship I remained at church because there was a funeral at 1:30 PM of the wife of one of the Elders. She passed away from complications from injuries sustained in a fall down some stairs. Her funeral was a big one with 300 in attendance(the maximum occupancy permitted in the sanctuary). Then after the funeral there was a very good meal.
Justin Wrote: "...Otherwise, how can millions of people be so stupid as to believe much of what is taught..."
Hi Justin, They are conditioned from early on that the Roman religious machine is the one true church that Christ, Himself, set up with Peter as His first, duly appointed Pope. They believe that each successive Pope was appointed by the Holy Spirit Himself, and that no Pope can err on matters of morals, dogma and doctrine, etc., while speaking ex-cathedra, which is pretty much everything they have ever said, and nothing can ever be reverted or recinded. Due to the beliefs that the church of Rome is the one, true church, that the Popes are Christ's direct representatives, and appointed by His Holy Spirit, the belief that a Pope cannot err on matters of doctrine, the belief that only the Magisterium can interpret scripture properly, and the churches claim that anyone who dies outside of the church and not under their umbrella of eternal protection, is ananthema; cursed for all eternity.
Roman Catholics place their eternal trust into the hands of a church and a Pope, trusting in them, fully and completely, so there is no reason for having to read God's Word for themselves. Coupled with the churches fear-mongering if anyone's not with them, the bondage is secured.
God has His remnant in all cults,world religions, etc.That will be called out of every evil false way in His perfect time.
With that being said, with all the filth that has been uncovered in the RC cult over the decades, those romanists that continue to attend that brothel and give their money to support pedophile rapists are complicit with the whole rotten system and culpable also...
Pope Francis was hustled himself onto the stage after his troika moved Benedict to a retirement home and set up shop. The inside story is the homo erotica wing of the RCC convinced everyone ( cardinals) the Church of Rome would collapse if not for the sound Communists of the RCC take the reigns of the church and turn its trajectory leftward. So, the Jesuits are in charge, let the Reformation have its full affect.
What in the world will it take for the one billion+ Roman Catholics on planet Earth to come to the realization that the church of Rome is not the one, true church, and that their Popes are not Christ's direct representatives, or chosen and appointed by the Holy Spirit Himself to lead his sheep? Just what will it take? Here's a system that has known nothing but mass murder, fear-mongering, wealth by theft, deception, and lies, child and nun molestation and rape on a grand, long-term scale, sodomite infiltration, massive cover-ups on their crimes, and among other lies and attrocities, their deals with Hitler and Mussolini to look the other way as Jews were mutilated, experimented on, and slaughtered, enmasse. Then, to top that off, they assisted in protecting these monsters by scurrying them off through the ratlines. The lies and crimes against humanity continue on yet today, and their well oiled machine would still be commiting high crimes, carte Blanche, and without a care in the world, had they not been finally exposed. Only after being exposed are they suddenly apologetic and asking forgiveness? Give me a stinking break. Then, these people have the nerve to ask the "faithful" for handouts to pay the pedophiles attorneys fees? What a joke.