I was raised in the Catholic Church, left for a bit for various reasons, and then finally found a local parish that upholds and preaches proper church doctrine.
I love the Catholic faith.
I love everything about mass.
I love the Catholic teachings about marriage and sex.
I do not, however, love Pope Francis and believe that corruption runs deep within the Vatican.
I’ve read two books that discuss, in depth, Pope Francis. The first, Lost Shepard, is written by Philip Lawler. The second book is called Political Pope by George Neumayr. Both books are worth reading.
The homosexuality that runs rampant and is corrupting the priesthood is disturbing. I’ve known two priests personally that left because of it and a third who talked openly about it. Phil Hobt, a priest who taught religion at the Catholic school I attended, was accused and found guilty of sexual misconduct with a male student in 1997. That was a year before I graduated and it disgusts me that he was simply moved elsewhere with no other consequences for his actions. It was common knowledge among my peers that Father Hobt would invite boys over to his house to play pool and drink alcohol. To know that he abused one of them makes me sick.
The Catholic Church is against homosexuality and child abuse. I’ve read the action plans, but I don’t believe for one second that it’s going to make any bit of difference.
Not only am I troubled by homosexuality and abuse, but I woke up to a headline that read, “Pope Francis announces large donation to caravan migrants stranded in Mexico” The Catholic Church donated $500,000 to migrants trying to illegally enter my country. Awesome. Yes, please pay for the 75,000 migrants to continue to attempt to illegally enter and destroy the United States.
This lead to a conversation between my husband and I that then lead to a bit more investigation on my part.
There is an organization called the Lepanto Institute that I think is worth a look. Michael Hichborn, the founder and president of Lepanto Institute, has posted several videos and blog posts about the corruption within the Church. He came out with an extensive report that proves that Catholic organizations are funding Marxism, the homosexuality movement, and abortion. What? The Catholic Church is supposed to be against all of those things! Not so!
It’s not out of charity that the Church is funding the caravan. It’s not because of climate change that the Church has sided with the UN. And why in the world is the church that I love funding abortions and contraceptives?! It’s all for globalism, Marxism; to see the fall of Western civilization as we know it.
It sounds like such a conspiracy theory and so radical, but the more I look, the more I open my eyes and the more I want others to wake up.
What can I do? I briefly toyed with the idea of finding or attempting to find another Christian church, but I don’t want to leave Catholicism. My plan right now is to pray, meet with the priest at my church, and hope for some answers for a plan of action.
I will close with this as food for thought.