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Catholic Clergy: Making
Themselves Irrelevant

American Thinker, by Bill Taylor, Jr.

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Posted By:toledo, 2/5/2019 9:23:17 AM

The beliefs of the Catholic Church are defined by two thousand years of careful writings and a slow process of understanding the revealed truths. This has brought us our Catechism, our Creed, encyclicals such as Humanae Vitae, and other solid references which provide a foundation for living well, especially in stressful times. One role of the clergy is to guide us Catholics in these teachings. The Church is not defined by whatever a priest in Paducah happens to say on Tuesday, and its faithful are under no obligation to take direction from misguided clergy.

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Alicia Colon called them a bunch of cowards and she was right.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: EAGLE4EVER, 2/5/2019 10:13:40 AM     (No. 11892008)

Spot on. Excellent.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: PageTurner, 2/5/2019 10:53:38 AM     (No. 11892088)

This is well said. We aren´t leaving the church but we sure as heck aren´t going to pay attention to the clowns temporarily running it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mc squared, 2/5/2019 11:05:11 AM     (No. 11892108)

The Catholic hierarchy is counting too much on the intangible ´faith´ that they espouse to keep the pews filled.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: SALady, 2/5/2019 11:15:10 AM     (No. 11892127)

While I totally agree that the current Pope is terrible -- verging on evil -- and some of the Bishops and Cardinals are absolutely terrible, they are a TINY percentage of the CLERGY in the Catholic Church!!!!

There are over 400,000 active priests in the world today. Most serve in parishes, quietly living lives of prayer and service to God by serving the people that He puts in their care!!!! Most are faithful, good, keep their vows, and stay true to holy scripture and the beliefs of their Church!!!!!

The Catholic Church may be UNIVERSAL, but, to most people, all that effects them day after day is their local parish. And, thank God for all the good and faithful priests serving in those parishes!!!

And, no, I am not Catholic. But I have worked with so many good and faithful Catholic people and priests in the pro-life movement here in Texas that I know God will not abandon them due to the actions and words of a few men who care more about their own power and who have bought into the ideas of the world over the ideals of God!!!!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 2/5/2019 11:19:22 AM     (No. 11892134)

Stand on your Creeds and encyclicals if you wish. There is but ONE creed--it is comprised of 66 separate books. Read it for understanding instead of adapting it to suit your whims and the wishes of people in gilded robes and crimson shoes. Men in dresses!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Moritz55, 2/5/2019 11:30:37 AM     (No. 11892151)

Excellent article and applicable well beyond the boundaries of the Roman Catholic Church.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mathman, 2/5/2019 12:11:23 PM     (No. 11892214)

You don´t get it.
Pope Francis is going to protect the Priesthood. Period.
A Priest is ordained a Priest forever, after the order of Melchizidek. That means you cannot be un-priested. No matter what you do, you are safe.
That is his faith.
It is guaranteed. It is locked in. It is not revocable.
And that is the problem.
Priests cannot be called to account for their actions. So we are stuck.
And you must remember that he is infallible.
So there.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: EQKimball, 2/5/2019 1:47:30 PM     (No. 11892327)

The Church has prioritized saving the planet, climate change, mass migration, "bridges instead of walls," redistribution of wealth, social justice ministries within all parishes, political correctness in lieu of of good and evil, charity via tax policy, anti-gun legislation, anti-death penalty legislation regardless of the circumstances, socialized medicine, LGTBQ ministries in all parishes, the belief that aetheists can also go to heaven, and unity with all other faiths, including the anti-Christian faith of Islam. At thie present pace, one may question whether in 50 years there will be a Catholic religion beyond a self-serving political interest group.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 2/5/2019 2:04:04 PM     (No. 11892348)

# 7, you are very poorly informed about the nature of the Catholic priesthood and Church doctrine. There are plenty of legitimate complaints about the Church leadership out there, but spewing nonsense is unhelpful.


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