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Because I had spent several years in leadership roles in evangelical-charismatic circles, I had seen certain ministers of the gospel foster an idolatrous relationship with what Aquinas described as the four common substitutes for God: wealth, pleasure, power, and honor. One pastor I rubbed shoulders with embezzled money from the local church he pastored. Another fell into a long-term adulterous …More
Because I had spent several years in leadership roles in evangelical-charismatic circles, I had seen certain ministers of the gospel foster an idolatrous relationship with what Aquinas described as the four common substitutes for God: wealth, pleasure, power, and honor. One pastor I rubbed shoulders with embezzled money from the local church he pastored. Another fell into a long-term adulterous affair. Still another returned to the drug and alcohol addictions that dominated his pre-Christian life. The vast majority, however, remained on the straight and narrow path, and, I trust, will receive their reward in the life to come.

How to React When Priests and Prelates Act Badly

Several years ago, when I was received into the Catholic Church, I thought I had come into the experience with my eyes fully open. The scandals of …
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"It took me too long to learn that professed orthodoxy can be hollow." Sure is Pope Francis in here. The scandals almost always involve Novus Ordo clergy. Let's see how long it takes the author to learn that. :P