As a Catholic, I have to say you summed up the sad reality of the Catholic Church under the current leadership perfectly. And God is NOT pleased. These leaders (cardinals, bishops, pope) and the lukewarm flock who follow them have MUCH to answer for. With that said, there is nowhere else to turn and that is why faithful Catholics should not follow these faux Catholics; but rather educate themselves in the Traditions and dogmatic teachings of the Catholic Church, correct error when you see it and find parishes that are faithful to authentic Catholicism.
August 24, 2016 at 9:55am
This is the sad truth which so many of us Catholics have been lamenting for years. Cardinal O’Malley of Boston fawns over them and gives much of the annual Cardinal’s Appeal money to them. However, statisics show that Hispanics do not stay in the Church and those that do, do not financially support the Church. The Church leaders in America, with the exception of Cardinal Burke, and a few others are failing the Church big time.
 August 18, 2016 at 3:29pm
Seriously? Trump is the reason he is behind Hillary and if you ask me, that is just where he wants to be. The way he acts tells me that he really doesn’t want the job and never did. He just wanted to boost his company’s exposure and had no intentions on winning “this thing” as he called it. Please don’t blame Beck for Trump’s incompetence. You could blame the stupidity of the American electorate who put him there, knowing that he would not have a snow ball’s chance in hell of winning “this thing”.
 August 17, 2016 at 7:43pm
No one says that you have to respect religious beliefs, and we don’t have to respect godless secular beliefs. You realize of course, that the Catholic Church created science, right? There are also confirmed miracles (which are verified by secular doctors and organizations) of femers, hip bones, etc. that have grown back after people visited holy sites like Fatima and Lourdes. You can google those sites for more information which might help you digest some of the ‘bs’ of confirmed miracles.
 August 11, 2016 at 9:49pm
1917, Our Lady of Fatima warned that Satan’s final battle would be against marriage and the family, so it should come as no surprise to any of us that these things must come to pass. Our job is to heed her message and fight for God’s truth about marriage and the family with Christ at the helm. Christ came into the world through a married man and woman and even attended the Wedding at Cana as a guest, where he performed His first public miracle. Christ, true God, true man came as a living example for us to follow; do we really need any more proof?
@twoandahalfgoldens -- Permitting gay couples to marry in no way attacks the family, and as opposed to attacking marriage, it STRENGTHENS this institution, just as it STRENGTHENED marriage to abolish the obscene legal doctrine of coverture, to permit mixed-race couples to marry, and to permit even prisoners to marry. Including more couples under its umbrella strengthens this institution, by definition.
Incest presents a very different case. Children born of incestuous relationships are frequently genetically and developmentally disabled. Most cases of incest involve fathers forcing themselves on their daughters, or of other powerful men forcing themselves on less powerful women, or even on young girls under their custody.
The fact that such couples may avail themselves of contraception and / or abortion to prevent bringing such damaged children into the world is irrelevant -- the fact remains that such couples could choose to forsake contraception or refuse to have abortions.
Individuals in such relationships are usually profoundly damaged psychologically, leading to the very real issue of whether they are legally competent to give true consent (for example, a 14 year old girl in an incestuous "relationship" with her father lacks the ability to grant true consent). Elsewhere, I have explained that statutes cannot be drafted with mathematical precision, to permit some incestuous relationships but not others.
 August 1, 2016 at 3:10pm
Just because demons have caught some big fish in the Catholic Church, you should not let them snare you as well. You will have to answer to God for your actions and cannot blame a wayward pope who has no use for 2,000 years of Catholic dogma and Tradition. Instead, properly educate yourself in the Catholic faith and be a light to guide others in these dark hours of the Church and the world. Didache’s series on The History of The Catholic Church is a good place to start, as well the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
 August 1, 2016 at 3:02pm
Catholics snd non Catholics be warned. Do not let this pope sway you from the truths of the Catholic Church lest you wander in darkness and risk perdition. Many demons are gloating because they have caught so pretty big fish in the Catholic Church these days, but don’t YOU allow them to snare YOU in their traps. Everyone will have to make an account for all that they did and said and this pope and his wayward bishops are no exception. The Catholic Church has a 2,000 history and Traditions and, in order to call oneself Catholic you must adhere to ALL the Church’s Magisterial teachings. Otherwise, you are not Catholic. This pope says some very concerning things that cannot be followed (against dogmatic and against Tradition) as well as some things that are in line with Church teaching. As Our Lord says, stay awake and be on guard for thieves who want to devour your souls.
[-1] August 1, 2016 at 11:30am
That is not a fair attack, brigott and you know it. At least I hope you know it.
 August 1, 2016 at 11:28am
The modern Jesuits do a terrible job with priest formation. As a Jesuit, he has relativistic view of Catholicism that is not in line with the authentic Traditional Catholicism. God help us.
[-1] August 1, 2016 at 11:24am
Anymore unfounded, protestant hangups to share with us today, JP?
 July 30, 2016 at 10:51am
Perhaps you are struggling with your atheism and find yourself here, arguing with those who do believe in God as if to persuade us to abandon God and join you in the darkness. This famous quote from St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Catholic Church will help, you Ultrasecularlib: “To those who believe, no explanation is necessary. To those who do not believe, no explanation is possible.”
Here are some more from St. Thomas which you might find enlightening: “Most men seem to live according to sense rather than reason.” and “A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational.” Hope some this wisdom helps.
 July 26, 2016 at 3:25pm
Praise God! Finally, a ray of light in our dark times.
 July 22, 2016 at 9:09pm
And yet you are spending time on his website.
 July 22, 2016 at 9:08pm
Seriously people, please for the love of sanity watch Ted’s speech and you will see that he was NOT booed off the podium. Stop getting your news from the National Enquirer.
 July 21, 2016 at 9:53pm
Be careful about quoting scripture; the devil also quotes scripture, but particularly when you twist it to mean something it does not. There are plenty of ways to support someone, and Ted chose to show his support for the party by showing up and gave the world the speech of his lifetime – unlike the Bush’s, Kasich, etc. He reminded the Republican party about it’s principles and voting your conscience. That is what a true Christian does.
 July 21, 2016 at 9:44pm
Forgiveness and mercy are for the repentant. Any authentic Christian knows this. Mercy is not something that is handed out like cookies. Trump as usual, does not see that he did anything wrong by attacking Cruz’s family. So why would Ted give him something he doesn’t want? Trump is also on record for saying that he has never done anything wrong and has no need to seek God’s forgiveness. I think Ted did a remarkable job last night and right on cue, the progressives in NY came out swinging against him. Shameful.
 July 21, 2016 at 4:41pm
There are things called priorities and principles. His wife and family have to come first and Trump attacked them in a dispicable, unapologetic way. Would you support a man who did this to your wife and father? If so, shame on you. I’m happy that Ted stood his ground and acted like the grownup in the room and spoke for many of us who agree with him. God be with Cruz as he continues to be the voice of so many Americans who are fed up with the stupidity in this country. The Republican party is toast anyway with Trump at the helm.
 July 19, 2016 at 10:32am
I cringe to think this former nude model could be the next first lady. God help us. And yes, I am well aware that the alternative is no better. Good job America; how’s all that voting-to-appease-your-unchecked-anger-by-voting-for-Trump working out for you? I know it isn’t working out well for this election and the future of America. Melania’s speech (which I seriously doubt she wrote herself) reminds me of Theresa Heinz Kerry’s speech when she was trying to show a softer side of her hubby John Kerry.
 July 15, 2016 at 7:07am
Why do you retract truth? RedDawning, God does not rebuke those who speak the truth.
 July 8, 2016 at 10:44am
A society that has turned it’s back on God and elects godless leaders, spirals down into the pit of Hell quickly. God is a gentleman and will not stay where He is not wanted. Know that the alternative is pure evil. Terrorism, abortion, violence, division amongst people due to all the things John 1776 so eloquently posted are to be expected and will be the norm until the people of America repent, seek wisdom (stop electing godless people and make a public example out of those who break our laws and do evil) and turn from their own evil and selfish ways. God help us and save us.