The crisis in the Church is not particular to the homosexual priest and those Bishops who promote and protect them; the larger problem is a corruption of the Church’s doctrine and liturgy that has enabled the perverts.
Among the greatest errors of the modernists is neo-ultramontanism, a heresy which elevates the person of the Bishop of Rome to a “successor of Christ” status, rather than a mere “successor of Peter”. These ‘Catholics’ see in each Pope a de facto reincarnation of Christ; a Priest and King who is to owed absolute obedience. This Papolatry has plagued the Church for 40 years and led to the loss of many tens of millions of souls and the confusion of hundreds of millions more.
The following article gets to the heart of the issue:
he chaos that engulfed the Church in the 1960s and 1970s was probably due in large part to rebellion against the tyrannical exercise of authority that had been inflicted on clergy and religious prior to the 1960s. Like other revolutions recorded by bistory, however, this revolt against tyranny did not lead to the triumph of freedom. Instead, it produced a more far-reaching and thorough tyranny, by destroying the elements of the ancien régime that had placed limits on the power of superiors. It did away with the factors listed above that had counteracted the influence of a tyrannical conception of authority in the Counter Reformation Church.
The progressive faction that seized power in seminaries and religious orders had its
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I’m expecting questions from confused kids over the coming few meals, so I’ll just say it now: Yes, the reports are true, this Pope has in the most formal and authoritative way yet *tried* to change the doctrine of the Church. No, it’s not a secular media conspiracy. No, it’s not a quote taken out of context that he’s declined to correct. No, the Pope cannot change Catholic doctrine. Thus, the confusion.
No, I don’t want to talk about whether the Cardinals will do their duty and confront the Pope for his heresy. No, I don’t want to speculate whether he will repent. No, I don’t want to guess whether the Cardinals will then declare him deposed by God and elect some other Cardinal to fill the vacancy.
No, I don’t want to talk about how one refers to the man who occupies the See of Rome but who is apparently no longer a Bishop of the Catholic Church.
No, I don’t want to talk about whether I can attend a liturgy said “in communion” with a man who is apparently no longer a member of the Catholic Church.
No, I don’t want to talk about whether it is the first time in 1,986 years we’ve had a living Pope emeritus, a living anti-Pope and no actual Pope.
No, I don’t want to talk about why we deserve weak, corrupt Bishops, Cardinals and Popes who hate the faith and the faithful.
No. No. No.
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Every time I see some Protestant say something I want to critique, Pope Francis opens his mouth and reminds us all that while Christ founded the Church, Bishops and Priests have been trying to destroy it ever since. (Edit: For those who are confused, scandalized or just eager to accuse: I am paraphrasing what Cardinal Consalvi said to Napoleon Bonaparte, after the latter had threatened to destroy the Church. Cardinal Consalvi said, “If in 1,800 years we clergy have failed to destroy the Church, do you really think that you’ll be able to do it?”)… Read the rest