Pope Francis made one comment that everyone thinks ended his career

Pope Francis and the Catholic Church are facing a massive scandal.

The Pope finally addressed the bombshell report that he knew about the sexual abuse scandal that rocked the church.

And he made the one comment that had everyone thinking his career was over.

The Pennsylvania grand jury report detailing allegations of sexual abuse by Cardinal McCarrick sickened Americans.

This scandal took a disturbing turn when Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano claimed Pope Francis knew about McCarrick and enabled his predatory behavior.

The Daily Caller reports:

Pope Francis refused Sunday to address accusations from the former top Vatican diplomat to the U.S. that he knew of and ignored Cardinal McCarrick’s abuses.

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò released an 11-page letter Sunday morning detailing the alleged efforts of Francis and scores of other Vatican officials to protect and empower McCarrick despite knowing of accusations that he abused seminarians. Francis said Sunday he would not comment on the letter, as he believes that it “speaks for itself.”

Francis acknowledged he had read the letter, but said he would let journalists draw their own conclusions about it.

“It’s an act of trust,” he said, according to The Associated Press. “I won’t say a word about it.”

Critics contend that Francis should resign.

The McCarrick scandal has the potential to decimate the Catholic Church in America.

At least one state attorney general – Josh Hawley of Missouri – has opened up an investigation similar to Pennsylvania’s.

Pope Francis had already been criticized for his slow response to this horrific story.

For the Catholic Church to push past this scandal, the Vatican must forcefully denounce the abuse, fight to expose any predators in the ranks, hold everyone accountable and put into place safeguards that prevent this from ever happening again.


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71 Responses

  1. Randy N says:

    Would to God we would diligently study His Word. 2 Timothy 2:15,16 The LORD has put at least 11 clues as to who the Antichrist is, and has been for (centuries!!) It is a religious figure who controls Both church and state!! Who wants worship, and is full of blasphemy, and hypocrisy. This institution is backed by Satan! 2 Thess. 2:3-12, Rev. 13:1-10. There are true Christian’s in every church, however if the foundation is not built on the ROCK Jesus! Then, we’d better be very careful indeed. (Rev 18) I hope that many will see what God has been so desperately trying to get across to us all. Please, please pray for the Holy Spirit to guide in the search for Truth as it is in Jesus. Time is almost over! The last of the prophecies are about to be fulfilled. Let us give the glory to the only One Who deserves it, our LORD and SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST. Amen! John 14:15, Revelation 14:6-12
    May God bless you all as you seek His will in All that you do!

  2. N says:

    ‪Expose, boycott and prosecute all these deep state treasonous NAZI commie liberal demoncrats post-haste ,Patriots! Drain the rat infested swamp President Trump! Vote Republican in November, no RINOs, please!‬

  3. Dawn Doran says:

    After awhile, I like the Pope..But, later on I didn’t like the Pope sticking his nose in the American Politics and telling the President Trump what to do..

    First of all, the Pope’s job is in the Vatican..He is not allow to get involve in Italy’s Politics as well…We need a new sensible and trusting Pope..Pope Paul ll was the best Pope we had..

    • Mike says:

      John Paul II…now Pope St John Paul II.

    • Michele Helton says:

      I don’t trust this man. Yes I am a Catholic and I know this doesn’t reflect of the everyday worshippers – this attitude of his. We believe in the Church that Jesus founded. And the principles that Jesus taught. I have felt that Pope Francis was not going to be good since he began as Pope. He condones things that have been expressly forbidden behavior. He goes against the word of God. I don’t like that he attempts to meddle in American politics or tell us abortion is okay to make room for immigrants. NO! It is Never okay to murder. I haven’t trusted him since he took the office while Bennedict is alive and kept him there. I can’t say why but it feels like a hostage to me. I believe that the reason he is so pro immigration into America is because these people are coming from his background. In the Bible, when foreigners were taken into a household they were expected to adhere to the beliefs and practices of those who housed them. Not take over and destroy them. And this excusing and protecting of abusive priests and clergy is the last straw for me. My son told me when Francis was first introduced that he was going to bring a very bad change within the Church. I will continue to honor Jesus Christ and the laws that he and Father God set down for us. I will continue to be Catholic but I will not use it as a way to condone or excuse what I see happening. God bless you all in Jesus Name

      • ron poole says:

        Michelle, I just do not understand why would a Christian lady continues to support an organization that puts their faith in the hands of a human. You are missing out on a wonderful experience. Christians do not need anyone other than JESUS CHRIST. Millions of Catholics have been fooled over the centuries. At the end times, Jesus will not ask where you went to Church

        • Michele Helton says:

          Ron.. I do still believe that the Catholic Church is the True Church. I acknowledge that man has corrupted many of the teachings but for me that doesn’t change that this is the Church Jesus founded. If I allow the evil and false teachings that have become so pervasive to sway me from my faith that I’m following what Jesus wanted, then I have failed him. Perhaps that doesn’t make sense to others? But when I pray, especially for guidance to adhere to Christ’s teachings, I find solace in my Catholicism. You see, I was christened in the Catholic Church but raised by a Lutheran family member. I was forbidden to attend Mass. For more than half of my life I longed for Something that I couldn’t put a name to. The first time I attended a Catholic Mass as an adult I was filled to overflowing. I just sat there with tears pouring down my face and finally I felt whole. You see, my very soul had ached for this. In many ways being Catholic has saved me. I thank you for responding to my comment Ron and I hope I am able to answer your question, even a little. 🙂

        • REALLY?
          Which Church had to have been Founded by Jesus Christ HIMSELF?
          ANSWER: The Roman Catolic Church

          Which of over 44,000 Protestant churches were founded by HUMANS, over 1500 years LATER?
          ANSWER: All of them!

  4. Catherine Humberg, former postulate nun , Socc says:

    Both my spouse and I are former Catholics ….. It’s time the Church stood up and STARTED DOING THE ETHICAL and RIGHT THING, all the WAY DOWN THE LINE. Pope Francis should RESIGN IMMEDIATELY , and LEAVE HIS ORDER. He also has given communion to despots, mass murders, etc. HOW I WISH POPE JOHN PAUL II WERE BACK !!! He would NOT HAVE ALLOWED THIS GARBAGE TO GO ON. ( He was in the Polish National Resistance during II —- very dangerous.) We haven’t had a godly, decent pope since Pope John Paul II . Our last two popes have just been jokes.

  5. Norman says:

    The Catholic Church is in violation of the laws of human nature. Celibacy is unnatural. Consequently the Church is attracting homosexual pedophiles to the priesthood. For God’s sake scrap the celibacy tradition. Allow priests and nuns to marry.

    • Mike says:

      Celibacy – like the priesthood – is voluntary.

      Adult men make the vow of their own volition. Why is this so hard to comprehend?

      • ron poole says:

        It does do not seem that many take those vows seriously. Priests could be celibate if they wish without taking any phony vows.

        • Mike says:

          Some do not. That doesn’t discount those who do.

          I’m not sure who makes “any phony vows.” Perhaps you have been deluded since 50%+ make marriage vows that they don’t take seriously. A vow is a vow.

          IF, by some stretch of the imagination, I were to take a vow of celibacy, I would wish to be in company with those who took the same vow – seriously. “If they want” is precisely what they “want” when they take the vow.

  6. ALberto says:

    Pay no attention to the 800 to 1,000 dead babies in the sewer. We’re great guys. Honest! Trust me.

  7. Tony Winters says:

    This isn’t something that just started last week, this has been going on for years and was covered up by not just this pope but by his predecessors, including the pope that was made a saint. The church turned its back on the people in favor of saving a few priests, if a couple hundred priests can be considered a few. These priests should have been turned over to the police but instead they were moved from one parish to another as if this would cure them of this perversion. These priests should be either in jail or dead, my preference is dead.

  8. Vasu Murti says:

    First meeting at the Diocese of Stockton, CA in the fall of 2015, and again In the fall of 2016 at the First Unitarian Church in Oakland, CA, members of Interfaith Power and Light, progressive Christians today installing solar panels on churches, concerned about global hunger, global warming, the energy, environmental, population, and water crises, etc., warmly received Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si… unaware that the institutionalized killing of billions of animals is directly responsible for each of these crises.

    With current trends in animal liberation theology worldwide, and a growing number of theologians, clergy and activists in all the world’s great religions jumping on the PETA bandwagon, it must be pointed out: the animal rights movement really began as a secular and nonsectarian civil rights movement, and is now courting all the world’s great religions for inspiration, blessings, and support.

    Although dominated by secular progressives valuing personal autonomy, privacy and civil liberties, the animal rights movement, representing a cross-section of mainstream secular American society, is NOT “officially pro-choice,” but IS divided on abortion. In a 1992 interview on Dennis Prager’s conservative talk show, when specifically asked about the animal rights position on abortion, Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), admitted, “We’re divided.”

    Former television game show host Bob Barker is a conservative Republican and an animal activist. Tony LaRussa of the Animal Rescue Foundation is a political conservative. Vegan labor leader Cesar Chavez was pro-life. Vegan civil rights leader Dick Gregory was pro-life. Former Washington Post columnist Colman McCarthy, a devout pacifist, has expressed opposition to abortion, and in the 1980s was critical of Reverend Jesse Jackson for having changed sides on the issue.

    Dixie Mahy, past president of the San Francisco Vegetarian Society, has been vegetarian for sixty years, vegan for forty of those sixty years, and identifies herself as pro-life-and-pro-animal Matthew Scully, a conservative Catholic and former speechwriter for George W. Bush identifies himself as “Pro-Animal, Pro-Life.”

    Catholic Concern for Animals is pro-life-and-pro-animal. Reverend Frank & Mary Hoffman’s http://www.all-creatures.org Christian vegan website is pro-life-and-pro-animal Compassion for animals is a fundamental tenet of the Baha’i faith, which endorses vegetarianism, says abortion is more a matter of individual conscience, but concludes, without taking a position on abortion, life should not be destroyed.

    John Stuart Mill wrote: “The reasons for legal intervention in favor of children apply not less strongly to the case of those unfortunate slaves — the animals.”

    In Christianity and the Rights of Animals, the Reverend Dr. Andrew Linzey writes: “In some ways, Christian thinking is already oriented in this direction. What is it that so appalls us about cruelty to children or oppression of the vulnerable, but that these things are betrayals of relationships of special care and special trust? Likewise, and even more so, in the case of animals who are mostly defenseless before us.”

    When told the animal rights movement is divided on abortion, Serrin Foster, Executive Director of Feminists For Life, said understandingly, “The Children’s Defense Fund is also divided on abortion.” Feminists For Life has many vegetarians and vegans. Serrin identifies herself as a vegetarian.

    During the late 1990s, Rachel MacNair, a Quaker pacifist, feminist, vegan, past president of Feminists For Life, moderated an email list for pro-life vegetarians and pro-life vegans. Rachel is now a psychology professor, and has written several books on nonviolence. In 1998, the Animals Agenda ran a cover story on the debate within the animal rights movement over abortion. Vegan congressman Dennis Kucinich (D – Ohio), one of the most liberal members of Congress, was pro-life throughout most of his political career.

    Pro-life vegetarians and pro-life vegans are found within the “consistent-ethic” movement: pro-lifers opposed to capital punishment. A significant number of “consistent-ethic” Christians are / were vegetarian or vegan: Rose Evans, Ruth Enero, Rachel MacNair, Albert Fecko, Carol Crossed, Bill Samuel, Mary Krane Derr, Mary Rider, Father John Dear, etc.

    Mary Rider, a practicing Catholic, wrote in Harmony: Voices for a Just Future, a “consistent-ethic” periodical in 2002:

    “So we teach our children to walk softly on the earth and to embrace nonviolence as the only legitimate means of conflict resolution, on both a personal and a global level. We are aware of the excessive, privileged life we lead as educated, first world U.S. citizens and of the responsibilities to which our privilege calls us. We try to live simply. We eat low on the food chain. We try to buy nothing new… We try to respect all life and carry that message forward in all we do… Because we value people and relationships over things… First world consumption kills people around the world… Pollution, environmental devastation, corrupt governments, war, sweatshops… all are a are a result of our desire to buy more at a lower price… We believe each person has a right to live a valued and respected life free from hunger and discrimination…”

    The threat of overpopulation is frequently used to justify abortion as birth control. On a vegan diet, however, the world could easily support a human population several times its present size. The world’s cattle alone consume enough to feed over 8.7 billion humans.

    Even if abortion advocates argue shifting to a plant-based diet, a vegan diet, isn’t enough to stave off overpopulation, in light of the data showing the depletion of energy, food, fresh water, land space, raw materials and resources as well as the heavy contribution to air and water pollution, deforestization, and global warming caused by a meat-centered diet, how do abortion advocates — warning about overpopulation consuming the world’s resources — justify consuming meat?!

    From 1992 through 2003, James Dawson, raised Catholic and now a Buddhist, published Live and Let Live, a pro-life / animal rights / libertarian ‘zine. The ancient eastern reincarnationist religions Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism all predate Christianity, all oppose abortion, all teach ahimsa, or nonviolence towards humans and animals alike to the point of vegetarianism, all are vegan-friendly, and all teach that abortion and war are the karma for killing animals, and that therefore, we cannot end abortion nor bring about world peace until first we abolish the killing of animals.

    This knowledge, however, does not rest with everyone. Not all pro-life-and-pro-animal people advocate the reincarnationist strategy for ending abortion and bringing about world peace. Shay Van Vlieman, founder of Vegans For Life in the late ’90s, said she doesn’t expect to see a vegan president in her lifetime: she would just be glad to elect a president who will work to overturn Roe v. Wade. And she insists she is not a Republican, but a libertarian!

    Like pacifists and/or pro-lifers, vegetarianism, in itself, is merely an ethic, not a religion, and we Hindus are just one among many in a larger chorus of voices. Norm Phelps, Spiritual Outreach Director for the Fund for Animals, even authored a 2007 book, The Longest Struggle: Animal Advocacy from Pythagoras to PETA.

  9. Wes Whitlock says:

    From an Anglican in the U.S. – the root of the problem in the RCC is this
    absurd celibacy doctrine. If all clergy in the RCC (including the Pope) were encouraged to marry this perversion would stop – cold!

    • Mikey says:

      Perverts are predators, period. While I agree that clergy – of all faiths- should be allowed to marry, to say that celibacy causes abuse is like saying a hot bod leads to rape.

      • zee says:

        fyi: look up vasu. Infiltrator sponsored by So Cal. Left.
        &&& ‘searching for a place’ to go, Beware & Aware. that’s all.

        • zee says:

          ps. a ‘meat preacher’ of which, the
          involved Are in ‘violation’. eom.
          ps. oh G_D, saw him 0n another site & now figured out how to be here.
          (google etc ??? )

    • Teragram says:

      No! Many people make the mistake of believing that celibacy is the problem. It is not. The problem is a sub-culture of homosexual activity within the priesthood, from the highest levels down. The Church calls ALL Christians to be chaste, which is why priests take a vow of celibacy. In the Catholic Church there are two sacraments of commitment (vocation). Only one of which one can receive. It is either a vocation to the celibate priesthood, or the vocation to marry. A married priesthood would cause moral dilemma as a priest would sooner or later have to choose between his wife and children or his priestly duties. A celibate heterosexual priesthood is a very effective vocation. The homosexual rot needs to be cleaned out.

      • ronald poole says:

        A fair response. Of course, there are thousands of celibate heterosexuals in the priesthood. The problem is that in an effort to prove that CatholicChristians are different. They are proving they are not. In fact, in that effort, the Catholics are ridiculing Christianity. The fact is that Catholic Christians have strayed so far from the HOLY BIBLE that they are no longer relevant. The end times are coming and the Catholic Church actually will be against Christ, Reminder I did not say the Catholic people.

  10. ChuckB says:

    This is just one more reason for the pope to resign. His NWO stance should also push him to resign.

  11. Marlene says:

    The Catholic church has become a multimillion dollar business. Don’t say it isn’t until you take a look at the account books. Money and greed is rampant in the higher ups and deviant men and their acts are covered up. The trust in the priesthood is gone and Christ is no longer honored by them. The pope you have now cares more about politics than souls. Nice choice you hypocrites.

  12. Howard M. Stine says:

    What does this do to the ridiculous Catholic doctrine concerning the “infallibility” of the Pope. Let me tell you the truth, if he still wears pants, he puts them on one leg at a time and he is just a sinner (hopefully) saved by the grace of God. The entire Catholic system of Church hierarchy headed by a Pope is a gross misinterpretation of Matt; 16 verse 18. Jesus is not referring to Peter as the “rock” upon which He will build His Church, but upon Peter’s confession that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. If you will examine Catholic history you will observe that there are several time periods in which the church cannot identify who was Pope! How then can Papal succession be justified? I know I will get bashed for this but I am convinced that the entire Catholic system was devised to keep the masses ignorant of God’s word and completely dependent on a hierarchy to interpret it for them.

    • judy says:

      The Catholic Doctrine does not state the Pope is infallible. It states God and his teachings are infallible. Unfortunately there have been other bad popes too!

      • glock19fan says:

        You are mostly right; the Pope is only infallible when he teaches or defines a doctrine of Faith and Morals. Other than he is just as mistake-prone as the ret of us are.

    • ron poole says:

      I guess the idea that homosexuals are not pedophiles might not always be correct.

  13. Funny thing…
    I believe that many people who are condemning the RCC, are fully supportive of all of the Leftists Pro-Homosexual Agenda, supporting transgenders, and the rest of that un-Biblical heresy!
    Many of you have openly Practicing Homosexual and Lesbian Ministers in your own churches! You are such hypocrites!
    Yet when the RCC is involved, it is somehow MORE Evil than what you fully support in your own church and political life?

  14. In the 1970s, the Catholic Church accepted the advice of many so-called “experts” in the mental-health industry, and concluded that pedophile priests could be successfully treated with private therapy. (Nowadays this therapy has been made illegal by the Leftists!) The theory was not proven correct, and it helped protect many priests as they sexually abused thousands of boys.
    That was a disaster for many children and for the church, but it yielded a bonanza of lawsuits, media stories and therapy sessions for professional psychologists, lawyers, and reporters.

    A very long time ago we were told at Mass during a sermon, that during 1960’s and 70’s the Priestly Vocations were way down, so it was thought that it would be acceptable to allow men who were practicing homosexuals or with homosexual tendencies to become Priests because they would follow their vows and remain Celibate. Next, we were all told that that “did not work out so well”

    Those with the ‘tendencies’ chased the others with true vocations out of the Seminaries!
    Not well indeed!

    According to my studies:
    Yes, the Catholic Church does have a problem with homosexual and/or pedophile priests, and those that are doing it should be prosecuted, removed, and imprisoned!
    1. There are organizations out there whose goal is to “Get Catholic Priests” for molesting children, whether they actually did it or not! No FACTS are needed or wanted. Just Persecution, Prosecution, and Removal, or Imprisonment. Following Vladimir Ilyich Lenin’s advice on eliminating political opposition: “Vilify, vilify! Something will stick!” and utilizing his quotation: “A lie told often enough becomes the truth.”

    2. Many other organizations are having the very SAME problems as the Catholic Church, such as the BSA, Day-Care Centers, Schools, Youth Sport Teams, Olympics, and other Churches etc. However the MSM refuses to make those incidents into anything more than just LOCAL News and only reported and disseminated as such, it seldom becomes NATIONAL News.

    3. How does one successfully defend themselves against something that was “supposed” to have happened in secret and 10 or more years ago? For instance, Where specifically were YOU, exactly 6 months ago, who did you see, or not see, make an account for yourself for every minute, for just that 24 hour period? Now, PROVE IT! Would that be difficult for you, or IMMPOSSIBLE? Yet priests who are accused of molesting children many years ago, and without a shred of evidence except the accusation! How is it possible to do defend oneself when you are being raked over the coals, for something you may or may not have done?

    4. Of course… no one would ever think of lying and “Jumping on the Band Wagon” of falsely accusing a Catholic Priest of molesting them 30 years ago, just for the Court to award them a Million Dollar Settlement?

    5. It seems that many times the Statutes of Limitations are not applied when someone is out to get a Catholic Priest.

    6. Leftists are now wanting to make Child Molestation or being a pedophile LEGAL, under “sexual orientation laws” for ‘minor-attracted persons’, however it is the same Leftism that is out to get ALL Catholic Priests.

    EXAMPLE: The homosexual-dominated non-denominational Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) is a lesson in sexual political reality. “Two sociologists who studied MCC in its formative years found magazines with ads for sex next to devotional literature. One congregation member referred to its youth ministry as — the Chicken Coop’ because it attracted predatory older men, ‘chicken hawks.’” Not one of the Leftists or the MSM criticizes a homosexual church for preying on adolescents.

    These horrific crimes have cost the thousands of victims more than we can imagine. But how much has this homosexual culture cost the Catholic Church? Obviously, its reputation has suffered greatly. But lay people who give their tithes and offerings must be appalled that, rather than feeding the hungry or providing other ministerial needs, the Church is attempting to compensate victims for the damage done by priests — to the tune of $3 billion.
    Finally, the words of the Apostle Paul are especially damning (Roman 2:24): “For, as it is written, ‘The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.'”

  15. Mary McQuillen says:

    The pope needs to go over a LOT of issues. He had no business sticking his fat nose in to American politics that he knows nothing about. Telling our President that he needs to open the borders and build no walls. How funny! He hasn’t opened the Vatican gates to the trash that is invading us not has he taken down the wall that protects his stupid ass! Sorry but this ignoramus needs to step down. He has caused so many problems for the Catholic religion.

  16. Edward C. O)livares, Sr says:

    Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected to be Pope by haters of the Roman catholic Church with the intent of destroying the Church from within. Everything this man has done as Pope Francis has been aimed at destroying the C hurch, starting with his claim that he iks the mgisterium of the Roman Catholic C huirch. Wrong , he is bound tpo amintain the Magisterium and the Doctrines of the Church as he inherited them from the magisterium of the Church, that consists of all of the 200 years (almost) fixed Doctrines established in Biblical times and confirmed b y his predecessor Popes. Again and again, Bergoglio has questioned Doctirnes of immemorable duration, providing his owen opinions in lieu of the Doctrines. He has done that on marriage, divorce, homosexuality, and has supported many other heresies preached by modernist Bishops ,a Cardinals appointed by him and his modernist predecessors since John XXIII!
    I am a Traditional Roman Catholic, born in 1935, raised in the Traditional Roman Catholic Church, and absolutely aghast at what the Modernists have done since Vatican Council II. I have read the Apocalypse of St. John, and see what is happening as the fulfillment of his predictions regarding the Last Times and the Tribulation that is to follow!

  17. Ellie says:

    This man should be MORE focus around what is happen to his people instead of being so very involved with politics. I had gone to church close to where I was, and this priest was talking so so very bad was PRESIDENT TRUMP! instead of the Homily about our GOD he was telling people to make sure they do what they can to spread the word and get rid of PRESIDENT TRUMP! When I go to Church will I want toi hear in that hour IT IS ALL ABOUT GOD FOR ONE HOUR PEOPLE

  18. Robert Anes says:

    “pope” Francis is a servant of Satan. The IDIOT syas that then Bible and the Koran are the same! How STUPOID can one get?
    Bring back POPE BenedicT.

  19. Jim says:

    This asshole has made many more than one comment that proves he is not a religious leader.

  20. Larry says:

    I said from the get-go the Pontiff was 3/4 bubble off level…

  21. Tim Latto says:

    The chickens are coming home. Years past , the Roman Catholic Church actually recruited homosexuals as priests. The homosexuals didn’t want to get married, so the RCC recruited them. (who knows what went on in the seminaries) This crises now is the result of that stupid and irreligious act of recruiting homosexuals. In every other religion the priests and pastors are allowed, encouraged, to get married. This prevents the scandal that is now the identity of the RCC.

  22. george f white says:

    Priests should be permitted to marry.Could someone please show me the scripture that leads one to think a priest must be celibate.

    • Marina Romano says:

      Why are Catholic priests not allowed to marry?
      The First Lateran Council of 1123 stated that priests, deacons, subdeacons, and monks were absolutely forbidden to have concubines, contract marriage or even remain married. At that time, the reason was to ensure that money remained with the Church and was not inherited.
      The prohibition has continued, because it is seen to allow priests to involve themselves fully in the affairs of the Church, without worldly distractions. An exception is now made for Protestant ministers who convert to Catholicism. If they were already married, they are allowed to remain married.
      Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_are_Catholic_priests_not_allowed_to_marry#ixzz1rCczhjsb
      Priest were allowed to marry during the 1st century and after only when the catholic church wanted to change this tradition while the orthodox church wanted to keep around 1054 AD this was one of the issues that caused the schism between the orthodox and catholic church.
      It can be seen from two aspects: Political and Religious.
      Political – the bishop of Rome as he was called then did not want the priests family inheriting his wealth so by letting priests not get married this was solved.

      Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_aren't_Catholic_priests_allowed_to_marry#ixzz1rCdoB4J3

    • Marina Romano says:

      The First Lateran Council of 1123 stated that priests, deacons, subdeacons, and monks were absolutely forbidden to have concubines, contract marriage or even remain married. At that time, the reason was to ensure that money remained with the Church and was not inherited.
      The prohibition has continued, because it is seen to allow priests to involve themselves fully in the affairs of the Church, without worldly distractions. An exception is now made for Protestant ministers who convert to Catholicism. If they were already married, they are allowed to remain married.

      • RON POOLE says:

        The first Lateran Council of 1123 is not Scripture. There is only one place for Scripture and that is in the HOLY BIBLE. REVELATION 18 EXPLAINS WHAT HAPPENS TO PEOPLE OR CHURCHES THAT ADD OR SUBTRACT ANYTHING FROM THE HOLY BIBLE. I think you WILL FIND THAT IN ANY TRANSLATION.

      • ron poole says:

        The entire story of Christianity is that CHRIST is not on the cross. Putting JESUS on the cross is a pagan ritual. MY GOD you do not need anyone to act on your behalf. That is why GOD came to earth. Do a little scripture research and you will find that is not what Jesus said or was referring to. I suppose you have been taught a lot of things that are not in the BIBLE. What you might check out is what Paul had to say about the ministry and marriage. Does not match up with the Lateran Council says whoever they are. I do not believe the Lateran Council is mentioned in the BIBLE.

    • Dawn Doran says:

      I’ve been saying that since I was in High School..The reason why, the priest are not allow to be married, is because it cost too much money to support them..

  23. bagster53 says:

    my mistake the pope was a notzi , working for hitler

  24. bagster53 says:

    2008 to 2016 , was the years of the devil , we had the anti-christ in the white house and got the faulse russian profit , what else can i say , thank god that’s over ,now lock up the phonies

  25. ron poole says:

    The CatholicChurch has not been a Christian Church for a long time. Not to say that individuals that say they are Catholic are not Christian. However, throughout the centuries the Catholic Church has been anything but Christian. This is just the latest example. The idols that they have on display is morally corrupt. What is the purpose of Jesus hanging on a cross? The Catholic Church shows Jesus as dead. When the real purpose of Christianity is that Jesus is alive. Making Mary into something she is not. It is an idol worship. Our pastor asked one Sunday morning in what religion did you grow up in. By the show of hands, it was the Catholic Church by a large margin.

    • Brian says:

      What is the purpose of Jesus hanging on a cross?? The reason is simple, to remind us that He died for our sins so we when we die could sit beside Him in Heaven. As for Mary, She is Jesus mother and he could not, would nit refuse Her anything. That is why we prayed to Mary to act on our behalf- If you want to get down to it Jesus said “Upon this rock, I shall build my church” Church NOT churches. In this regard, the Catholic Church is the one true church for the one true God.

      • CBDreczko says:

        you are so wrong! Jesus said that He is the light, the truth and the way, that only through Him do we get to the Father. He told us to pray to the Father through Him, to pray to Mary. you Pray to Christ to act on your behalf….no one else. Christ gave Mary a new son in John at the cross. The Catholic Church is nothing more than a country….yes the Pope is actually also a King and head of state as a matter of history…that pushes to many mixtures of pagan worship with a corrupt Christian philosophy

      • Michele Helton says:

        I believe that when Jesus said he was sending a confessor, he was referring to the Holy Spirit and not to a man.

  26. dlmstl says:

    The RCC scandal is made to order for RICO prosecution. The pedofile/homosexual scourge looks to have infested the church structure all the way to the Vatican and the College of Cardinals. With power and money on a worldwide scale at stake, do not look for this passel of anal retentive prelates to do anything other than to obfuscate and continue lying out their ass to protect this criminal empire.

    • Smart point, sir! The real fear of the church–RCC, is that people will stop attending church even more than they are now, and that stops the flow of funds $$$, and then that “church” is done. Kaput. My humble Blog: TOM’S JOURNAL. Email: tschuckman@aol.com —Disabled Vietnam Veteran: 68-70. –Tom S

  27. Charles says:

    I left the Catholic religion because it ceased to be a religion and became a travesty to the Bible and it teachings. In the beginning it was Adam and Eve and not Adam and Steve. And it was certainly not acceptable for the Cardinals to molest the seminarians or the alter boys and girls of todays church, and it should stop this perversion Now!!

  28. Cathylovesyou says:

    Let the church investigate the chargers against Pope Francis. I am sorry to say Pope Francis has conducted himself somewhat like Obama did when he took over the Presidency, too liberal, too critical of his own sheep, and blaming some for not doing more. Also too political. All the while the worst offenses in the Church were being carried out.

    • John Flynn says:

      Cathy, excellent analogy btwn Francis and “o”! Whatever happened to the character of popes since John XXIII or John Paul II

    • raymond paparella says:

      great comment, exactly on point.

      • raymond paparella says:

        I still attend the Catholic Church but have decided long ago that as long as this fraud of a Pope is in that position I will never give a cent to the Church, and I encourage everyone else to do the same. He is a travesty. But the bigger issue is that the leaders of the church, who know him well, actually decided to appoint this individual to the highest authority in the church.

    • Petercat says:

      Read carefullu my following lines, because I must make it very, very clear to everybody: I’m an argentine citizen, I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I’ve been raised and will live till I die, (I’m 81 and nearing 82). Have had a good education and I know what this man has done to us ALL: he had always been a far-left jesuit, extremely friendly to all of our terrorists which we suffered between 1960 and 1983. Ever since he became a Pope he has particularly received the visit of all of our scumbag leftist, terrorists and the worse liar, thief we’ve ever had as president: namely Cristina Fernandez. We are now requesting present President Macri to constitutionally separate the Catholic Church from our Government, since the Church received billions of pesos from all 42 million population, pays absolutely not ONE single cent in taxes, Bishops and Cardinals receive from OUR pension fund a monthlysalary equivalent to that of our Judges without ever having contributed to the General PensionFunds as we normal workers have contributed during THIRTY SOLID YEARS OF WORK. They have all sorts and kinds of privileges that no other normal citizen receives and we have in the past and at present tremendous and overlooked cases of pedophiles and rapists all of which have been reported to our Judiciary system. From at least 50 priests, bishops and cardinals have been accused, ONLY ONE is serving prison. So you should imagine that we certainly don’t want him here ever more. TJhat is the reason WHY he has visited practically the whole world, our two nearest neighbouring countries (Chile, Uruguay and Brazil) and NOT once has he stopped by to visit his own country,where he lived all his life till being chosen as Pope. WE DO NOT WANT HIM BACK AND HE CERTAINLY KNOWS IT. he would certainly and surely avoid coming, at least not while he lives………….. Particularly because he still is extremely friendly with the very same “friends” he had during the darkest days we all suffered and still do.

  29. Michelle Stretar says:

    I feel he acknowledged the sin, just let the matter go & live life as the Lord wants people to live. Don’t dwell on what happened in the past-it is gone & gone.

    • Shelba J. Holmes says:

      To you maybe. Not to those who were damaged by the lack of interest /action when they were being violated. Easy for you to say if you are not one of the offended. And, just how do you know that ALL of the molestations are in the past?

    • Tom says:

      It will never be gone for the victims and their families. Ever!

    • Never true words spoken Michelle Stretar. As we repent of our sins to God He drops them in the deepest part of the ocean never to be remembered again. Jesus paid a great price and we want all through repentance to be with Him. Crime and punishment will suffice hopefully in the courts of justice.

    • TDG says:

      Let the matter go? Our church is imploding and you suggest we just let the matter go? Take the blinders off, open your ears, and stop pretending everything is alright if we’ll just start living on “his path.” Our Church is at a crossroads and its future is on the line NOW. Turning away and pretending it’s all over is a recipe for extinction. It will take generations for RCC to regain credibility with its flock, but only if we dwell in the past and correct the problems that still exist in the present.

  30. Mannie Harrison says:

    I do not think it prudent to rush to judgment as to Pope Franics’ role in the McCarrick Scandal. We need much more information before such a drastic step is taken. I cannot help but comparing this “attrempted coup” against Francis from the right to the attempt to remove Doanld Trump from the Presidency on the left. Let us not act in haste!

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