The Catholic Church is in a big push to reign in tolerance within their ranks and the resulting slipping of power from their grasp. Here are just a few quotes from Church leaders that I didn’t even to go looking for.
From the grand poobah of hate and defender of child rape:
‘The family is threatened by a conception of human nature that is proven to be defective, ... defending the family and life in society is prophetic and anything but regressive. Marriage and the family are institutions that must be promoted and defended from every possible misrepresentation of their true nature, since whatever is harmful to them will in fact be injurious to society itself.’ --Pope Benedict XVI
Bishop Paprocki states that the Democrats promote “intrinsic evil” and “gravely sinful.” Specifically, for those who support for same-sex marriage and abortion:
“you need to think and pray very carefully about your vote. Because a vote for a candidate who promotes actions or behaviors that are intrinsically evil and gravely sinful makes you morally complicit and places the eternal salvation of your own soul in serious jeopardy.”
How’s that for a carrot of fear?
Pope Benedict XVI recently appointed Salvatore Cordileone as the Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco. Cordliloene was a major proponent of Prop 8 and recently stated that homosexuals should not receive Holy Communion.
"If we misuse the gift of sexuality, we're going to suffer the consequences," he said, "and I firmly believe we are suffering the consequences."
"the church is not going to change its teaching. ... The solution isn't to say, 'Well, I'm just going to disagree and continue being a Catholic.' That's not how we arrive at holiness."
No they will not change. This is what the Catholic Church is: an archaic institution of intolerance and control. I do agree with Bishop Paprocki in principle on one point: choose carefully those institutions you align yourself with. You will be judged by that association. Good “Catholics” should leave the Church now! There is no changing it from within. You will be ostracized and excommunicated. Believing otherwise is denial. The Vatican Patriarchy will never change. It needs to crumble.
Oh, and just for good measure, read this: Must Be 14 To Enter! Catholic Church Rules! – Abuse Not A Serious Crime If 14 Or Older