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Fool me once, shame on you…

These are troubling times.

ryans-valley-2015It is truly a a very dark time for us Catholics who truly love Christ and all He stands for as often His true teachings, found in the tenets of our Church,  seem to be trampled upon by so many priests, bishops and among the hierarchy of our Church.  Many Catholic faithful are just beginning to realize that we were fooled way back in 2002, when Cardinal Theodore McCarrick assured everyone that the Americans would practice zero tolerance and had the situation well in hand during press conferences as appointed spokesman for the child sex abuse scandal.  The revelations that McCarrick has a long history of child sexual abuse himself came out early last summer and was just the tip of an iceberg that makes what sunk the Titanic look very small indeed. There are many resources to help us understand the truth of the matter.  That’s why I’m here.  There is an old saying, “Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me.” Let’s stop those shameless ones in leadership who fooled us once from being able to fool us again. 

ORCatholic.com  is home to a once reluctant Catholic…

ORCatholic.com  is home to a once reluctant Catholic who has been converted into part of the faithful observant remnant of today’s Church, committed to telling the truth  as she finds it.  When a post is mine you’ll know the opinion is mine.  When the post is from another source, you’ll know I find the source very credible. With my posts and those I share by others, you will be best served by investigating for yourself to be sure all sources are indeed top notch. There will always be links on my posts and resources in the column and footer.

Looking back…

 I can pinpoint when I began to become a reluctant Catholic. It was the first time it hit home with me that there was a homosexual problem among our priesthood years ago.  My husband was our parish council president and got a call from his best friend, our county’s prosecuting attorney (these two go way back to first-grade age in Catholic school) telling him the news just given to him that the same priest who had baptized our youngest son, and his godson, had been picked up in a public park during a raid for homosexual activity.  Being a convert to the Catholic faith, it never occurred to me that I couldn’t walk away from the Catholic Church just as quickly as I would have walked away from my Presbyterian Church, so to speak. Our parish had Dominican priests for one hundred and fifty years.  I’d never heard such a story from years gone by, and I couldn’t believe how little was said or done about this guy.  The order sent him off somewhere.  I began attending other churches.  I came back to the faith because I am a committed Christian and being Catholic made me realize how much other churches miss by not understanding the Eucharist.  Last August, I came to a much deeper understanding of why I love our Catholic faith and what I have missed through the errors brought into the Church since the changes brought about with Vatican II.  (Read about that on the About Page.)


A young priest, sent out to be a pastor for the first time, told me recently it is going to be up to the faithful to continue to push for change and for the truth to be addressed. As you visit the links, or watch the videos concerning our current crisis, you’ll soon learn he speaks truth. 

Jesus says, “Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand!” (Matthew 11:24)  Ready to listen?