OR Catholic’s Beginning in 2018

These are troubling times

In August of 2018, I received an email from a Catholic organization about a horrible crisis going on in the Catholic Church. I was stunned upon learning of the enormous mess happening in Pennsylvania concerning Catholic priests and sexual abuse cases there. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court made public one of the broadest-ever investigations into Catholic clerical sex abuse of minors in the United States. The document, a 1,400-page grand jury report, named at least 300 priests accused of child sex abuse by more than 1,000 victims throughout the state.  Just days later, In an unexpected 11-page written document Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò,  claimed that Pope Francis knew about strict canonical sanctions imposed on now de-flocked sexual predator Cardinal McCarrick by Pope Benedict XVI but chose to repeal them. The Pope has remained silent, and no one has officially refuted the statement. It is called the “Summer of Shame” for the Church.  As the months roll on one scandal after another comes to light.

ORCatholic.com  is home to a once reluctant Catholic…

ORCatholic.com  is home to a once reluctant Catholic converted into part of the faithful observant remnant of today’s Christian 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 understand why I shared the link. With my posts and those I share by others, take time to visit the links included in the articles.  You will be amazed at the resources available. Since I began this blog, I have done hours of research and have found it is excellent to follow the tracks of a story back to where it originates. There are different schools of thought in the Church right now as people are coming to grips with varying levels of the truth about what is taking place. I added a mixture of resources in the right-hand column and listed them in a way that I hope will help those who are setting out to learn more about what is happening within the Church with a guide.  It is no reflection on what I think.  It is merely what those websites or blogs represent.

A young priest, sent out to be a pastor for the first time, told me 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 spoke truth. 

Jesus says, “Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand!” (Matthew 11:24)  The Orthodox say we should read Scriptures out loud so we can listen.  Perhaps we should do the same with a blog!  Ready to listen?

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