Did anyone read the actual article? He’s basically complaining that the Catholic churches he has attended preach nothing but “God is love” with no emphasis on sin and repentance. He said that the subject of one of the lenten homilies he heard was that “Lent is time in which we should love ourselves more”. Sounds to me like he has much to complain about.
Since Pope Francis became Pope, I’m hearing more talk and higher volume talk on sin; we are all sinners; this is exactly why we need the saving Grace of God through His Son Jesus Christ.
Following the teaching of the Catholic Church is itself repentance. Being a devout Catholic is not easy, at least not over the long term.
Read the article? Oh, come on. He makes his living writing and has a bit of minor celebrity to boot.
Either one of those things means he’s an idiot and probably evil, too, so I can dismiss anything he writes without even skimming it.
>>Did anyone read the actual article? <<
LOL I come to FR for the comments of course. And it’s priceless to see the writer of the article get bashed for something he didn’t say/mean. The writer seems like he was lamenting the problems in the Church. I don’t get the sense he’s hating on them. So why are you guys hating on this guy? Do you not agree with him that the topic of sin and repentance is being whitewashed? Do you prefer a church that just makes you feel all warm and fuzzy? Or did you just not read the whole article? I’m just asking!