How the Catholic Church Became Naughty...And Where the Real Hindrance to Reform Lies: What is Preventing the Church Leaders from Practicing What They Preach?

How the Catholic Church Became Naughty And Where the Real Hindrance to Reform Lies What is Preventing the Church Leaders from Practicing What They Preach It was an upset Pope Francis who called his cardinals and bishops naughty At Christmastime and again in Pope Francis scolded the cardinals and bishops of the Catholic Church for their vanity

  • Title: How the Catholic Church Became Naughty...And Where the Real Hindrance to Reform Lies: What is Preventing the Church Leaders from Practicing What They Preach?
  • Author: Jack Doherty
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  • Page: 166
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  • How the Catholic Church Became Naughty...And Where the Real Hindrance to Reform Lies: What is Preventing the Church Leaders from Practicing What They Preach?

    It was an upset Pope Francis who called his cardinals and bishops naughty At Christmastime 2014 and again in 2015 Pope Francis scolded the cardinals and bishops of the Catholic Church for their vanity, hypocrisy, back biting, gossiping, boasting, lusting for power and control, and acting like Lords of the Manor The truth is that Catholic Church leaders have been naughtyIt was an upset Pope Francis who called his cardinals and bishops naughty At Christmastime 2014 and again in 2015 Pope Francis scolded the cardinals and bishops of the Catholic Church for their vanity, hypocrisy, back biting, gossiping, boasting, lusting for power and control, and acting like Lords of the Manor The truth is that Catholic Church leaders have been naughty for centuries What many of these supposedly holy men did would disgust you The book, How the Catholic Church Became Naughty And Where the Real Hindrance to Reform Lies, is an expansion on Pope Francis s admonition to his inner governing circle, the Vatican Curia It traces this naughtiness from the time in the 4th century of Catholic Church History, when Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity, blurred the distinction between Church and State, and gave the church leaders riches and a noble lifestyle Over the following centuries the popes and their entourages built their basilicas and palaces and lived in imperial grandeur Popes became nobilities ruling over vast holdings and mixing religion and politics To defend the church s welfare, the popes donned the uniforms of generals to lead armies and seize territories, benefices, and citizens to be taxed With the power and luxury came moral depravity, lust, intrigue, and debauchery During the Dark Ages and the Era of the Bad Popes the papal palace experienced orgies, adultery, homosexuality, and murder Wealthy families fought to have sons become popes, who would consecrate nephews as cardinals and bishops who in turn would sell church property, lush church jobs, high offices, and indulgences An outrageous desecration of the message of Christ The Inquisition sought to solidify the Vatican s supreme authority over its subjects The Protestant Reformation reacted against the Vatican s selling of indulgences, the rampant church corruption, and the bad behavior Numerous other Christians sought church reform and split from Rome The Age of Reason, new philosophies, wars, and many other factors weakened the Vatican s authority A Vatican mindset of clericalism, arrogance, and an exaggerated self estimation of superiority over everyone and everything strangled the church It is blind to reform This naughtiness survived into the 20th century with the Vatican Bank money laundering and the sexual abuse of children scandals The author points out with concrete examples how outsiders, how only a priesthood that includes celibate and married priests, male and female priests with a non clerical mindset will bring about the needed reform of the Catholic Church not the Pope alone, nor clerics with the regressive Vatican mindset of present day church leaders Jack Doherty has a Doctorate in Theology from the Catholic Theology Faculty of the University of Freiburg, Germany He has served as a Catholic priest in parishes in the United States, Germany, and with the United States Armed Forces He has written the soon to be published book, ABANDONED BY THE VATICAN My Clandestine Journey to Support Secret Priests Behind the Iron Curtain.

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    1. Danielle Urban

      How the Catholic Church Became Naughty by Jack Doherty is an insight into the Catholic Church's dark past and current struggles with reform. What the Church needs to do to fix all these issues is, in my opinion, to come out and punish the ones who committed the crimes against the Chruch. By not coming out and punishing those who have committed horrendous crimes against the Catholic teaching and to its members, the Church has only spun an endless anger and hatred from those it has hurt. It also h [...]

    2. Pegboard

      How the Catholic Church Became Naughty… by Jack Doherty is three parts; part Catholic history, part opinion on how it should reform, and part disturbing. The history part of the Catholic Church is seen differently through the Protestant eyes, and therefore is told differently. It is very interesting the roles the Catholic leaders played during the World Wars and the alliances they had. But when you read this book you must remember that the Catholic Church is a religion in every country that is [...]

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