This blog,originally founded by Blogger, who is listed in Marquis Who's Who and is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. He holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.

Monday, September 3, 2018

A Catholic Priest Dealing With Messes in his Church

Those who follow the news will be aware that the Roman Catholic Church has a real mess on its hands. The situation brought to mind an incident I had in Mexico. I was studying with the radical Catholic priest Ivan Illich.

I knew how concerned he was about the coziness between his church and the powerful oligarchy as well as the corrupt governments. At a party one night, I had a chance to ask him the following: "Knowing how you feel about the corruption, how can you stay in the Church?"

His was an unforgettable response: "The Church has always been my mother and when you know your mother is a whore, you still do not abandon her."

5 comments:

Johnny Rico said...

Blogger,

Perhaps you can help us understand the Catholic Church a bit better. Catholics are supposed to be against abortion, at least the guiding canons of Catholicism say so. For many years, until rather recently, Catholics were even against birth control pills. Yet, they vote by the millions for pro-abortion candidates such as Ms. Bill Clinton, hussine obummer, and rapist bill clinton. Do you have any idea how Catholics reconcile this glaring inconsistency between their religion and who they vote for? Never has made any sense to me.

Then we have the hundreds of priests who engaged in homosexual activity with young boys for many years. Perhaps this was a drawing point for becoming a priest in the Catholic Church. Gay men who love young boys and join a church to fulfill their homosexual needs. Very detrimental to the Catholic Church. One would think liberals would be all over the Catholics for this behavior, yet they are strangely silent. Guess they don't want to anger their base.

Blogger, enlighten us on how Catholic Church parishioners ok abortion yet vote for pro baby killing candidates?

Blogger said...

Sorry, can’t help with anuswers.

Johnny Rico said...

I guess it will remain a mystery then. Catholics will continue to be hypocrites I guess. Any Catholics want to chime in on how Catholics in general rail hard against abortion and birth control and then vote candidates in who support the murder of babies? Enlighten us please. Still waiting for an answer to this rather difficult question. Sorry to be a Debbie Downer. LOL

Your ole pal

Johnny Rico

Blogger said...

JR Your question is a good on why catholics vote the way they do. The reason I could not answer the question is on religious matters I follow Jesus: "Living Translation "I don't speak on my own authority. The Father who sent me has commanded me what to say and how to say it." So, I was not blowing you off.

Johnny Rico said...

Blogger,

I understand you are an honest Abe and always have been here on your site. I didn't think that and was also simply trying to draw others into the fray.