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  1. Warren Anderson
    4 years ago

    The Catholic Church is not the only body suffering some of the ills spilling over from society. The Catholic Church just gets more exposure from a selective and abrasive MSM.

    The Church has not watered down doctrine. Individual members of the clergy and laity may be at odds with the Church, but the Church Herself remains faithful to Christ.

    Realizing that their religious communities are mere puppets of special interest groups or the state, more and more non-Catholics are coming home because they yearn for the truth and unity of the Church founded by Jesus Christ, the Church Jesus founded on Saint Peter.

    Let's hope the details can be worked out sooner than later and an ordinariate can be set up for the (soon to be former) members of the ACCC.

  2. Ninov
    4 years ago

    They are searching for a church where things are done based on obedience to God, not obedience to man. There are more abuse cases in protestant churches and far more abuse cases in public schools but you never hear about those. How about looking at your church, compare it to Exodus 25 where God describes how He wants to be worshiped and see how things are being done. Are we doing things God's way or our way. This is a huge problem with some in the Catholic Church as well. Our pride gets in the way and we start deciding we think something should be done this way or that, rather than be obedient. Obediency is lost in the culture of the US. Most have lost the concept of living in a kingdom and being a good servant. I pray I appreciate my status as servant of the kingdom each minute of each day and be happy with what I am given and what I am not given. To say the RCC is in turmoil, is to look at the church as only a group of people. The Church is the Body of Christ as well as the people. There are many people sinning and not being obedient, I include myself in that crowd of sinners, but I am trying to be obedience, follow, listen and learn. Most are not interested. There have always been people in any church, doing improper and horrid things, this does not mean that the entire church is improper and horrid. You will never find any church completely pure and free of sinners. The Mystical Body of Christ is perfect and always will be. It has outlasted all forms of government, countries, etc. If it were not perfectly protected and divine, this could not be so. Sure we have many diocese that have been banckrupt by a very few bad apples, and so be it. Money does not get people to heaven and that is the goal of the church, to create saints. I'm not looking for a rich church but a right church. It is the same reason many indivuduals enter the church each year. Enjoy each minute and God's Blessings to you.

  3. Fr. Joseph Broudou
    4 years ago

    This is good news. I am looking to see the reunification of the Church especially between the Orthodox Churches and the Roman Catholic Church soon. Hope in my life time. Let's keep praying for Patriarch Bartholowmew I Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, the Patriarch Krill I Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus and Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church and Pope Benedict XVI Bishop of Rome, the head of the Catholic Church .

  4. John D
    4 years ago

    Peter Warlock, I forgot to speak to the issue of the abuse scandal that you raised. Contrary to popular belief, the RC Church does not belong to the local pastor, the bishops, cardinals, or even the Pope. The Church belongs to Christ. We follow Christ. The men who were left in charge are supposed to be shepards leading us to Christ and the vast majority of them do a good job. But, they are subject to the same vexing temptations of the devil as the rest of us. If Christ was tempted by the devil, do you think the clergy is impervious to temptation? The fact is that throughout history, corruption has periodically flared up within the Church. Through all of that, the doctrine has been preserved. Even the most corrupt Pope in history was not able to change the doctrine. Jesus did not just leave the church solely in the hands of men, he also gave it the Holy Spirit to protect the doctrine. Considering some of the unsavory people who have claimed to be clergy in its 2,000 year history, it is astounding the doctrine has remained in tact. Other groups have decided the corruption was too much and have left the church. And what happened to their doctrine? Many of the protestant faiths have gradually come to accept abortion, same sex marriage, divorce, etc. Their doctrine has been modified so that the original message is lost to relativism. These homosexual priests who committed these crimes (and the bishops who covered it up) should be exposed and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. But, the doctrine of the church is still true and authentic: pro-life and pro-family through Jesus Christ. I encourage you to read as much as you can about the history and doctrine of the RC Church from a variety of sources. The deeper you dig, the more you will realize the truth behind all the Catholic teachings.

  5. John D
    4 years ago

    Belive it or not, people are drawn to the RC Church because its core doctrines are true and unchanged. The RC Church is the only Christian church that I know of that is holding the line on abortion, euthanasia, contraception, same sex marriage, ordination of women, etc. If you think these things are OK, all you need to do is look at Europe and see the tremendous demographic problems they are facing. They are on the verge of a population implosion because their birthrates are so low. They are liteally aborting and contracepting themselves out of existence and the USA is not far behind them! Looks like the RC Church has been right all along. It looks like the traditional values held by the RC Church really are in humanity's best long term interest.

  6. troisnyx*
    4 years ago

    Simple. Because they're drawn to the very truth and light which Christ has made within the church from the very start. : )

  7. vsedriver
    4 years ago

    I see your only objection to affiliation with the RCC is based on finances. Contrary to what the media is portraying, the RCC is not in absolute turmoil.

  8. Peter Warlock
    4 years ago

    I do not understand why an organisation of non-Catholics would want to affiliate with the Roman Catholic Church. The RC church is of course in absolute turmoil at present, with huge liabilities being faced for the abuse cases being uncovered. Archdioceses are even having to plead bankrupt.

    I would appreciate any explanations that someone could offer.

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