Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Mocking the Pope

There is a deep grief I experience when Catholics ridicule the Holy Father on social media. I spent 31 years against the Catholic faith mocking popes, bishops, priests etc and I myself was my own pope. I have taken off my "pope hat" and handed it to the successor of Peter, whoever it may be. I will trust and honor him because he walks in the shoes of Peter. To have Catholics openly disrespecting him publicly with comments and innuendo, does nothing for the mission of the Church, which is primarily to save souls. When Catholics take to the internet to criticize the pope, they don't realize other Christians are watching. The problem is that these hyper-critical Catholics are over-represented on social media and they give a distorted view of the Catholic faith based on their dissent and constant suspicion of the Holy Father. In the 16th century, a German Augustinian monk disagreed with the pope about several issues. Eventually this led to mocking the successor of Peter calling him vulgar names and commissioning pictures of the pope being excreted from the rear of a devil. You all know how that worked out.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree! We should be on our knees praying for him and the difficult job he has to deal with on a daily basis. I think that is the correct position to take and for the rest of the clergy as well.

July 27, 2015 10:58 AM  

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