Is anyone making any changes? How are you dealing with it
This news is international news. It tarnishes and even destroys the confidence of people in the Catholic Church. Fr. John Riccardo, referring to the 2002 Dallas Declaration, says the bishops have lost ALL credibility. I fell that way too. I have stopped contributing to my parish. If all the bishops understand is money, then I will use money to connect with my bishop.
Each diocese is basically an independent church under the local bishop. What happens beyond the local bishop is irrelevant. MY BISHOP has to do something or I will not support him. We have our own active scandals going on regarding TWO priests. Yeah, he’s planning a tour to Ireland. Isn’t that sweet? Ireland which has its own scandals and has 5 empty “sees.”
How are WE supposed to be evangelists and try to get people into the Church, with such deception and underhandedness going on? My evangelical relatives MOCK me and the Church.
One source quotes P. Francis as saying that the Church is full of homosexuals – referring to the current clergy.
The Pope and bishops make it into the evening news, because the Church is supposed to be last resort for morality, the Church professes to possess the truth. But, for example, in Australia, there is a move to remove the tax exempt status of the Church due to the criminal activities.
How much more of this craziness are we supposed to take?