Most of you have probably heard by now of the dismissal of ex-Cardinal McCarrick and the actions of numerous priests in several dioceses in Pennsylvania. As a practicing Catholic, the fact that there are those among the leaders of my church who have strayed so far from their mission as Shepherds of our faith hurts. Unfortunately, no human is perfect, and even more unfortunately, people, including those we look up to, can screw up majorly. I’ve been fortunately to know many fantastic priests, but not everyone haws and, as a Catholic and as a law-abiding citizen, I want to see justice and solutions to the problems these scandals have presented. I think the following article presents a fairly balanced perspective of those in the Catholic Church and does a good job of showing that it will not be easy to solve this problem so that people are both respected and protected. I particularly like Cardinal Blaise Cupich’s words on this matter. I hope you’re well-enlightened into the plight of Catholics across America.
Though I often have mixed feelings about Pope Francis, I like this article because the point it makes about the truth about what idolatry is has broad implications in life. When we elevate things to god-like statuses, we often lose sight of the important things in life and spiral into negatives things such as addiction.