Something for everyone on FR - there are also (clearly delighted) articles on every case of a protestant switching to catholicism as if the protestant was delivered from the devil’s clutches.
Ignorance of Truth is rampant, in the first place.
In the second place, it has been the tradition of men to defy the Church from the beginning, as it was with the jealousy of the fallen angels to defy God in Heaven itself, as Judas defied Jesus the Christ while being counted among His very apostles.
We are well informed by sacred scripture, the Church and history that when the Shepherd is struck, the sheep scatter. The Truth has prevailed in spite of nefarious actions of even past popes full of the flesh and not the spirit. Betrayals of the Truth and of the Church remain real and quite predictable.
The veil of excuses for ignorance is beginning to thin, in this age of easy access to Catholic dogma and doctrine. At the same time, it is now and shall become increasingly clear that it is the one, holy and apostolic Church who is in the crosshairs of Satan and his sympathizers who despise her.
Suckling hatred, propaganda, distortions, rewritten history and false doctrines, all at the teat of the Church’s enemies consisting of naysayers, other apostate Catholics and miliantly anti-Catholic protestants, media, historians is no way to declare Christianity.
This is not to say that there are nbut it no existant cases of ignorance through no fault of ones own, deserving of Mercy, but in the West it surely must be rare and given our means for making honest, unbiased and genuine inquiry.
May God have Mercy on me, as well. The “remnant” not large, and the path is narrow. Lord have mercy.
Dang cell keyboard is tiny. Sorry for the goofy typos.
Meant to say: “.....not to say there are no existant cases of ignorance through no fault....”, implying an innocence, and not willful slander against the Church where little, or nothing is rightly known of the Church.