With the scandals continuing full force in the Church right now, a lot of people are confused and depressed. Catholics are at least. I received an email from an evangelical Bible Study who is on fire for the Lord! I’m so happy for him.
What the Philadelphia Report revealed is that operating within the Church has been a huge network of human trafficking, with satanic overtones. Read this, and weep.
A redacted version of the long-awaited grand jury report alleging decades of sexual abuse and cover-ups by Roman Catholic officials across the state was released Tuesday. The 1,356-page document is the culmination of the Pa. Attorney General Office’s investigation into seven decades of allegations of sexual abuse by Catholic priests in the dioceses of Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, and Scranton.
We’ve also seen the story of the school for the deaf and mute in Italy just coming out. It’s not for the faint of heart, but it happened in the Catholic Church and there’s no need to shy away from it.
It’s pure evil. You really have to see what the elderly Priest says about the situation, casually justifying everything as he wears a Rosary around his neck.
There was a time in my life when I was going astray, and I was led back into the Church by some incredible prompting and grace of the Lord. It’s impossible to say how much life has changed since then. I’m far from perfect, as anyone can see.
But seriously – if we say we’re going to live the faith can we at least try?
We have some reparations to get about, and people all over the world are waking up to Jesus Christ and His glorious promise of salvation. It’s worth getting bogged down in, simply to help clean it up. Which we can do, by prayer, by vigilance, by acts of virtue. And there’s always that old saying – if you see something, say something.
If you see something, say something. Many are kept in bondage because others are too busy minding their own business. #weekendtip #rescue1
The list is truly endless. I’ve been compiling lists all week and there are just too many.
Check out the documentary “Code of Silence” available on Amazon detailing some of the crisis, and the code of silence surrounding it. It’s worth watching – and it raises a lot of questions.
Twitter has gone into full-blown “Bring in the Calvary!” mode, and no one is holding back or bothering to be polite about calling for reform and transformation.
One of my dearest friends is a married deacon in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. In his position, he attended to Cardinal Wuerl. But after the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report, he decided: No more. After James wrote and delivered the letter attached below, we talked. He told me that telling Cardinal Wuerl was one thing.
Did you catch that? A Deacon who assists Cardinal Wuerl at Mass just publicly asked for his resignation.
Cardinal Wuerl has already resigned by the way, but Pope Francis hasn’t accepted it – which does have to happen, the acceptance of the resignation. He’s evidently traveling to Rome to discuss this with His Holiness. That’s gathering a lot of attention, too.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the embattled archbishop of Washington, will travel to the Vatican “in the very near future” to ask Pope Francis to accept his resignation, a spokesman said.
With that being said, I’ve been reading the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah. I do believe it’s one of the most depressing books of the Bible. No person is left unscathed. No action is left uncondemned. Jeremiah – of course – implores the Lord constantly against the scorched earth policy that no one seemed to have anticipated actually happening. But it happens anyway.
There is no holding back the fury of the Lord when you’re lower than a table in the Temple.
It’s perfect reading these days.