I feel really betrayed not only by the pope and cardinals, but by priests.
Growing up my parish priest never mentioned, hell, sin, the rosary, it was all wishywashy stuff. How is that meant to inspire us to live faithfully?
I remember going to World youth day with another priest and he was talking about how he fancied emma watson.
Priests are very quick to talk about the mercy of God, but not God’s justice.
I felt like I was not brought up to fear God, I mean I do now. But it was a different image of God, that he was only loving and merciful, I know he is, but they never spoke about how sinning against him can send you to hell for eternity.
Also they need to push confesssion, and make it clear you need to be in a state of grace before receiving communion.
I feel like many priests do not care about their flock, they care more about ‘offending’ people.
I think my life/faith would have been very different, if we have a priest who spoke truly about sin and its consequences.