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.

Friday, January 04, 2019

Deceivers Not Weavers!

Pope Francis has released a statement directed at the American bishops who are currently on retreat , praying about the current sex abuse crisis.  In his statement he says  “Clearly a living fabric has come undone, and we, like weavers, are called to repair it."

From the article in the National Catholic Register he says this repair process must involve a “change of mindset” by bishops in relation to prayer, power, exercising authority, and handling money, he explained, with the change rooted in an acknowledgment of the “sinfulness and limitations” which necessitate God’s grace.

I respect the Holy Father and his office, but I think he may be wrong about this fabric repair metaphor.
I'm not sure what he is referring to as the living fabric but it is much more than undone. This fabric has been stained with excrement and body fluids from the false bishops and priests who have sexually abused so many and covered it up. This "fabric" has not been undone but has been shredded and burned by the actions of false shepherds who never had a vocation, but rather, a desire to fulfill their most base desires using the Church as a vehicle for their duplicitous actions.

The pope neglects to mention that the majority of clerical abuse cases are the result of homosexual priests and bishops who refuse to live chastely obeying their calling and the precepts of basic human morality.
I cannot see how the current hierarchy of Jesus' Church will never be able to repair this undoing "like weavers." The hierarchy that has created a system to purposely select out for abusers in seminary, ordain them, promote them and coverup their iniquities can never repair the Church. These men are not weavers, they are deceivers.




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