I ask myself, why? Why is it that there has been this seeming ongoing effort from the Vatican to loosen scriptural standards? Why is there nary an example of a Vatican message of increased structure or discipline that has gotten lost in translation?
There seems to be a whole lot of trial balloons being sent out with a clear sense of plausible deniability attached.
I have a bad feeling about all this. To be perfectly honest, I think the Catholic church is itching to fall away and allow modern culture to direct their beliefs. Of course all this will be couched in becoming more “modern” more “relevant” to millenials or to whomever.
We are in very dangerous territory, but it could be that the wheat is about to get separated from the chaff in a divine way. My confidence in the Catholic church at the moment is very thin.
I think your analysis is spot on.
To say “the source is bad!” is wrong. I agree 100% that these are trial balloons with plausible deniability. You nailed it.
Where does this end? No idea but I’m not encouraged.
A well reasoned post. I think there are many in denial of what will most likely happen. The Protestant “Roman clone churches” have already gone down this road of accepting “gay marriage”, ordaining women and even ordaining sodomites.
Traditional and Conservative Roman Catholics should be planning for another schism.
Eventually the comments of “the Pope is not speaking ex cathedra” will no longer suffice. Because on these very important moral matters the Pope will indeed have to go that way to make the “changes” he plans to make, if he ever makes such a decision. And then what happens...You have the Traditional Conservative Roman Catholics in effect betrayed by their church head. Where to go from there? One cannot impeach a pope now can they?
The Catholic Church is the ONLY one to stand up to progressivism. If they fall, there is no Christian church that will stand up to the Marxists who want to destroy religious opposition.
We are fixin to be on our own.