PBS: Secrets of the Vatican

February27

I’ve always wondered…

How a person who is Catholic can stay in this church? How can this be the “true church” when there are such horrific things going on? 

This went all the way to the top.  I thought it was very telling that the lawyer that has represented the victims of abuse by priests said,  “The Catholic Church NEVER changes”.

Revelation 18  (KJV)


18 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.

And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/secrets-of-the-vatican/

An Unsparing Look

February26

‘Secrets of the Vatican’ Exposes Moral Crises Facing Catholic Church’s New Pope


From the article:

“Secrets of the Vatican,”  takes an unsparing look at the state of the church Pope Francis inherited from his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, successor to Pope John Paul II and the first head of the church to resign in 600 years.

Also, from the article:

“Secrets of the Vatican” also looks at the connection between the church’s requirement that its clergy must remain celibate and the high number of sexual abuse incidents among its ranks. Few were worse, or as explosive, than the case of the Rev. Marcial Maciel Degollado, founder of the Roman Catholic order the Legionaries of Christ, a child abuser whose activities the church turned its back on for decades — and who also managed to father several children by at least two women.

http://news.yahoo.com/frontline-inside-the-vatican-234530666.html