Of course Mercy and Love encompass core aspects of our faith, I never suggested otherwise. My point is that eventually every person who believes that the church should ordain women or allow contraception or recognize gay marriage try to use Mercy and Love as their main reasoning behind it.
I’ve yet to hear any convincing argument or proof that the problems affecting the Church today are merely fabrications made up by over zealous traditionalists like Voris for the sake of ratings and book sales.
So far no one has corrected the fact that large numbers of the faithful have left or are no longer practicing the faith. Large numbers no longer believe in the Church’s teachings on contraception and the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Our RCIA classes rarely reflect uniformity in presenting authentic Church teachings, which is why so many converts complain as to what is being taught or rather not taught in RCIA.
This isn’t just a laity issue either. For every Cardinal Sarah and Cardinal Burke there is a Fr. Martin or a Fr. Boyle. The conflict between those who fight to uphold the Traditional Teachings of the Church and those who wish, hope and pray that one day it will be changed is very real. Maybe it’s not an issue in your city or your diocese or your parish, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.
Even the secular media is quick to report on every scandal within the church. Especially when it involves openly gay clergy that are getting arrested or when faithful clergy are getting belittled by members within our own Church for being divisive and close minded because they don’t believe the Church needs to “look into” possibly changing any doctrine to appease the liberal masses.