Pope Francis ended 2019 in embarrassment when he angrily slapped the hand of a woman who had pulled on his own while he was greeting pilgrims on New Yearâ€™s Eve. He began 2020 with a public apology for losing his patience and setting a â€śbad example.â€ť
It was a fitting coda to a year in which the pope addressed one scandalâ€”the Catholic Churchâ€™s sex-abuse crisisâ€”only to become embroiled in another, over the Vaticanâ€™s murky finances.
Pope Francis entered last year near the low point of his pontificate. In 2018, Cardinal Sean Oâ€™Malley of Boston chided him for insensitivity to sex-abuse victims, the pope admitted to â€śgrave errorsâ€ť in handling clerical sex abuse in Chile, and his former envoy to the U.S. accused him of ignoring sexual misconduct by then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, a former archbishop of Washington. The year 2018 ended with an Australian court convicting the popeâ€™s finance chief,...
ETWN News wrote: A new interfaith exhibition that opens this week at the Vatican reveals how the roots of the 1611 King James Bible are almost entirely Catholic, despite the fact that the translation was often viewed as a highpoint of Protestant European culture.
â€śIf it had not been for the Catholics of the 1500s, there would be no King James Bible,â€ť exhibition organizer Cary Summers told EWTN News.
â€śMany of the original Bibles that formed the basis of the King James Bible came from Catholic priests. Very few changes were made. The ancient writings that the King James writers actually mimicked and copied were by Catholic priests,â€ť he explained....
excerpt from, "How Catholicism Contributed to the King James Bible"
Makes me glad that I use a modern English translation of the Bible.
The Pope the antichrist the man of sin is busted again, but his church the great whore of Revelation the Roman Catholic Church is still victorious with her war against the pure and perfect word of God the KJV amongst â€śprotestantâ€ť churches.
The fake manuscripts of ROME, Vaticanus and Sinaiticus, the very sources of fake modern bibles are extremely embraced by the neo-evangelical, the left leaning cults of liberal â€śprotestantâ€ť social gospel preachers, and the deceived elitist evangelicals putting it on the highest pedestal among other authentic manuscripts.
There you go the powerful owner and the preserver of Vaticanus and Sinaiticus (the modern fake bibles) the Pope the false bishop of Rome has gone mad late 2019.
Ruth Marcus wrote: .... ...The popeâ€™s apology came quickly and without condition. Rather than explaining himself or suggesting that responsibility was shared, which it surely was, his statement was powerful in its simplicity: â€śI apologize for yesterdayâ€™s bad example.â€ť
It is tempting to fantasize about such words emanating from the mouth â€” or the Twitter feed â€” of a spouse, a sibling, maybe a colleague, perhaps evenÂ A Certain PersonÂ living on Pennsylvania Avenue. But the truth is that apologies, sincere and unmediated, do not come easily to most of us.....
excerpt from, "Most of us are bad at apologizing. The pope just showed us how itâ€™s done."
I will say that this authoress made a good point. We Protestants especially can say there's nothing supernatural in the Pope's position or in the Pope himself, but it does show that imperfect man can do something rightâť— It would be great if more imperfect men would do something right.
John MacArthur wrote: .... Reclassifying the Pope, reclassifying Roman Catholics as believers isnâ€™t that simple. It has massive implications. It has implications that literally overturn centuries of missionary effort. It has massive implications that overturn centuries if not millennia of martyrdom. In the long war on the truth, the most formidable, relentless, and deceptive enemy has been Roman Catholicism. It is an apostate, corrupt, heretical, false Christianity; it is a front for the kingdom of Satan. The true church of the Lord Jesus Christ has always understood this, and even through the Dark Ages, from 400 to 1500, prior to the Reformation, genuine Christian believers set themselves apart from that system and were brutally punished and executed for their rejection of that system.... .... It engages in idolatry by the worship of saints and the veneration of angels. It conducts an horrific exaltation of Mary above Christ and even God. It conducts a twisted sacrament of the mass by which Jesus is sacrificed again and again. It offers false forgiveness through the confessional. It calls for the uselessness of infant baptism and other sacraments....
https://tinyurl.com/ycxxp9uj (The Pope and the Papacy)