EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo is Under Attack; Pope Says He’s Honored to be Attacked by Americans

by Steve Ray on September 11, 2019

The post below was from a year ago but certainly still very timely. The blog hit a nerve so I am reposting this. Having been on EWTN a couple of times since this original posting, I must say that EWTN and affiliates are spot on and I support them and their ministry and assessment of the Church all the more. God bless them.

The latest from Raymond Arroyo is his defense of American Catholics against Pope Francis’s statement, “It’s an honor that Americans are attacking me.” And in the last few days, Pope Francis commented he is not afraid of a schism with the American church and said, “When you see Christians, bishops, priests, who are rigid, behind that there are problems and an unhealthy way of looking at the Gospel.” When he says “rigid” he means us who believe there is such a thing as right and wrong, sin and righteousness and that the doctrine and morals of the Church are stable and sure.

This seems to me to be a progressive attempt to make the Church fluid in its teachings, to evolve with the culture, accommodate those who refuse to repent and believe the Gospel, and to change the fundamental doctrine and morals of the Church through altered pastoral practice. I think it could get real interesting in the next few months.

At the end of the month, Al Kresta and I will be giving back-to-back talks entitled, “How a John Paul II Catholic can Survive in a Pope Francis World.”

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Reposted from about a year ago: A number of good Catholic journalist and newscasters are speaking out about what is going on with the Vatican. Raymond Arroyo is one of them.

Raymond Arroyo is a New York Times bestselling author, journalist and a producer. He is the news director and lead anchor of EWTN News, the news division of the Eternal Word Television Network. He is creator and host of the news magazine The World Over Live seen in more than 350 million households around the globe and heard on 500 AM/FM affiliates throughout the US. Arroyo is also author of the best-selling Will Wilder series (Random House/Crown) for young readers” (Wikipedia).

Robert Royal, editor of The Catholic Thing (which everyone should subscribe to for a free daily news commentary) and president of the Faith & Reason Institute based in Washington, D.C along with Fr. Gerald Murray, canon lawyer and priest in the Archdiocese of New York, join Raymond in speaking out honestly about what many are afraid to discuss. See one of their latest discussions here.

Screen Shot 2018-02-26 at 8.59.50 AMRaymond Arroyo was recently mentioned in a Tweet retweeted by the Secretary of State of the Vatican, Fr. Antonio Spadaro. In fact, it called for the firing of Arroyo and that the Church “interdict EWTN until they get rid of Raymond Arroyo” (see Tweet attached). An “interdict” is pretty much one step short of excommunication. My guess is that Arroyo’s popularity will soar as a result.

Here is what Robert Royal wrote as an introduction to The Catholic Thing Article today:

Note: Heartfelt thanks to all of you who expressed support and offered prayers over the past few days after stories appeared about a retweet by Antonio Spadaro S.J., a close collaborator of the Holy Father’s, calling on EWTN to fire Raymond Arroyo for his criticisms of various recent papal moves (and no doubt for the now five-year run of the Papal Posse). Or be placed under interdict.

This was either a weak attempt at intimidation or a lame attempt at humor – in either case, quite imprudent from someone who knows that what he says is taken, rightly or wrongly, to reflect back on Pope Francis.

Be assured, this portends no serious harm to me. This is why we have independent think-tanks and publications like The Catholic Thing, so that at least some in both Church and society may speak freely. Fr. Murray is most likely fine as well. But it’s not entirely a laughing matter for a prominent media figure like the talented Mr. Arroyo. If you want to express support, take a look at #imwithRaymond.

In any case, it will have no effect on our labors to understand and speak truth as we see it. – RR

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{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

Angeline Sanchez April 17, 2019 at 5:28 PM

I fully believe Raymond Artoyo & the Papal Posse are
serving God as they respectfully bring to light what
should be of concern to all faithful Catholics!
Things they discuss should be brought into the
light so that the faithful can hear & attend to problems
within the Church and there are many! This is
important info. being presented; not to disparage the
Pope, but alert the faithful that something is very
amiss being promoted from the Vatican. We should
not accept heretical teaching. We need to test the
spirits & without the technology we have access to,
we will only remain ignorant.
Surely, the Vatican is not going to announce those
things contrary to scripture and the Catechism that
have been embraced during this papacy. “Without
knowledge; people perish” EWTN is teaching
Catholic truth and many of us are grateful. Raymond
Arroyo, Robert Royal & Father Murray are true
gentlemen and discuss this civilly for the viewer’s
benefit.
Additionally; for those who dislike Pres. Trump,
please know that God uses who He wills for His
purposes. The Old Testament demonstrates this
when we see how our Lord used King Cyrus, a
pagan, to help Israel during the Babylonian
captivity. Be assured that God is with America
when we have a President who is pro-life,
appointing pro-life judges at every level, including
2 on the supreme court. This is the first time we
have had a president who has done so much for
life issues. He is not perfect; he’s flawed as many of us
are; but he is trying to do good where he can.
Christianity, through faith, sees God’s actions in
unexpected places.

hear honest discussion on
issues that need to be communicated to the
faithful.

AUGUST GLAZER April 18, 2019 at 4:36 PM

Am in total support of EWTN and Mr. ARROYO. We have had too much secrecy in what our senior church officials do, say and support. God bless.

Cathy lewis May 9, 2019 at 9:38 PM

It is one thing for America to allow democrRs yo use scare tactics and cruel behavior for the morally correct

Artoya, like our Ewtn history, told the truth
Sadly ,Vatican has shown over and over it has 1/2 truth

Mary Baer May 17, 2019 at 11:21 PM

I beleive there is a lot of evil in the Vatican. I am catholic and I think our pope is too political and liberal.by his is very sad. I love Raymond and will be praying for him.

Marg Lam May 20, 2019 at 5:00 AM

Thank you Raymond Orroyo. It is ironic that a Cardinal would attack you for bringing the truth of the doctrines of the church, and for him to criticize EWTN, a beacon of light in the baffling comments coming from the bishop of Rome, as the pope prefers. It has held the core of the faith for years. However, there is a deafening silence among cardinals and pastors, and bishops about the infanticide law passed in NY. No excommunications, no real action or outrage about this atrocity. The pope has a record of saying things that are shocking to informed catholics who know it departs from the magisterium. May God grant pope Francis his gift of wisdom and holy tradition of the church.The Cardinal should think about Gov Cuomo signing the infanticide law, and why he didn’t criticize that. It is a shameful thing to let that go without action of excommunication yet criticize catholics standing up for our true teaching. Many have not been taught the faith correctly post vat 2, but a lot of us have. We know that the social gospel and a lot of modernism is taking place. Thanks EWTN, and thank and may God bless you Raymond Orroyo.. Marg Lam

Marg Lam May 20, 2019 at 5:14 AM

It’s ironic that the Cardinal calls out a faithful catholic who has reported some of what the pope has said which is not in line with church teaching, yet he and all the Cardinals. Bishops and pastors say nothing about the infanticide law passed in NY by gov Cuomo. So now we are just a social action church? Turning to modernism? Well perhaps the Cardinal should examine the state of the spiritual growth of the church and correct the abomination of not excommunication for the Gov. And all who follow that path. It’s a disgrace that our clergy are sitting on their hands. The pope should step in to do it himself. Thanks EWTN and to you Raymond Orroyo. Praying for you. Marg L

Marg Lam May 20, 2019 at 5:21 AM

The cardinals should stop criticism of good solid catholic teaching and rebuke by excommunications the Gov Cuomo for signing the infanticide law. They are deafeningly silent about true evil. We are not merely a social action church we are first for Jesus Christ and spiritual can of the soul. I

William & Patricia Salomone June 30, 2019 at 10:59 AM

We are in favor of Raymond Arroyo. We do feel he compromises himself by appearing on Fox. Please Raymond get back to what you do best…..EWTN brings out the BEST in you. If Mother Angelica were alive she would be praying about these matters to affect a favorable outcome. We are sure she is praying now for the Pope and all of us who want to keep the Papacy from error. Let’s ALL pray along with her privately and in our special prayer groups. We love our Church and our Pope. AND …..we love EWTN. We will be donating. Thankyou for showing the truth no matter how ugly it gets.

David Knapp August 13, 2019 at 11:04 PM

There is no guile in Raymond Arroyo. Raymond and the Papal Posse always strive to give a thoughtful answers to all questions and events. Ideologues that mock and make accusations against Raymond would probably do the same to Jesus Christ.
MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS editorial in the National Catholic Reporter are especially demeaning and ideological. His opinions and observations are political and not in a good way. Michael bears bitter fruit.

Kathleen Herald August 24, 2019 at 11:03 PM

I agree with the article from National Catholic Reporter who stated that Raymond Arroyo who hosts " EWTN's lead show, "The World Over," and it can charitably be said that he is more likely to have guests who are sympathetic with the politics of Donald Trump than with the social teaching of Pope Francis" I have been appalled at the comments made from Raymond Arroyo that have been inflamatory, Anti- Catholic and disrespectful to our pope. He defends horrible policy and is clearly against basic Catholic Social teachings"

STEVE RAY HERE: I wouldn’t expect anything less from someone who gets their information and opinions from the National Catholic Reporter.

Barbara Amaral August 26, 2019 at 11:21 PM

STEVE RAY HERE: I don’t understasnd what Barbara is complaining about. Raymand Arroyo is acting completely properly as a lay newsman should act and is saying what should be said. I leave her comment approved for the sake of discussion. Buy to criticize Raymond, in my mind, is hypocritical and unwise.

It's one thing to bring the news , but how it's conveyed is very important * To put humor into a serious situation ,like the scandals of priests and the victims of abuse is not appropriate ,even of calling a posse as what is happening at this time / We know that all things ,as our Lord tells us, will be revealed in it's right time ,according to God's will * Judging before the right time can be bad ,like when People who have been sentenced to death and found out later that they were found to be innocent ! This is why the death penalty is not the best solution when this happens / How we convey judgment tempered without mercy ,we have to look with in ourselves ,for all of us have sinned and come short of the glory of God ,so that God can have compassion on us all + Justice must prevail ,yet remembering that Our Blessed Mother ,the Mother of our Lord and God ,Jesus Christ, told the children at Fatima ,Portugal to pray for poor sinners who because they don't have any one to pray for them ,that's why they go to Hell ! Spreading hatred and quick judgment too quickly can cause violent anger and the good sheep can become scattered and confused, like sheep without a shepherd * Prayer is so important for the victims ,especially and even for conversion and healing for the sick souls of the priests who were led astray by the errors of their superiors/ May the Lord bring us out of these darkened days in our church and in the world and let the Dawn from above shine on those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our path in the way of peace * To find peace and forgiveness in our hearts when he comes to judge the living and the dead + We will all have to stand before him on that day +* The peace of the Lord be with us and with our spirit * <3

Ronald Erken September 10, 2019 at 9:07 PM

Mr Arroyo’s editorial comments on 9/5/19 were superb; articulate, civil, insightful, and most important, valid. Please keep up the excellent work you do for the Church, which is obviously under severe attack not only from the liberal left culture, but also from within the Church. God help us!

Kasia September 12, 2019 at 6:08 PM

In total agreement with you Steve! Where will you and Al be giving your talks?

STEVE RAY HERE: Kasia, we will be speaking at a private event for the Equestrian Order organization. I plan to post the talk on my blog afterward.

Paul McMullin September 16, 2019 at 12:47 PM

Thus far I am a protestant, as I have been for around 50 years, but I am investigating Catholicism, taking my time. . I enjoy much of EWTN, and Raymond Arroyo, and of course Robert Royal, and Father Gerald Murray. All three of you are a men of integrity, greatly admired, and we appreciate all that you do. Wonderful men of God, we need many more like you for sure. Please keep up the good work, and may God bless your work, your ministries, and all that you do, richly, in Christ’s name we ask this, amen.

Lars-Goran Stahl October 13, 2019 at 2:30 PM

Isn't a little bit strange that Mr Arroyo is always positive about what Trump is saying and doing and always negative about our pope?!

STEVE RAY HERE: First, I think that is an exaggeration and second, I think there might be a good reason for that even though what you say is an exaggeration. I think a lot of good conservative Americans are doing the same thing for very good reason. Although your word “always” disqualifies your comment.

Tim Othy October 19, 2019 at 5:47 PM

The Catholic Church isn't selling out to Trump. I think Trump is an evil man and I don't like him any more than I do Hillary. Both are terrible for our great country. I love the Church but do understand that we have a liberal pope who is hurting the Church by ignoring the immorality of our day by narrowly focusing on minor ethical issues. It's the popular way to be today. You see a man about to murder another man who's going to step on a dog's tail and you jump to keep the dog from getting his tail stepped on while the man is murdered. What the Church needs now is that YOU and I begin to live holier lives. The only thing which can have the world focus on what's important is SAINTS!

STEVE RAY HERE: Well, I agree with most of what you wrote but I suspect you get your info on Trump from the Lame Street Secular Media. I happen to be very fond of Trump and think he’s the best president this county’s had in a century.

RC December 7, 2019 at 5:10 AM

RC: You are correct I won’t approve your long-winded and vitriolic screed. Easy to respond to but way too angry, long, rude and self-important. Try being a bit polite and courteous next time if you want to be taken half seriously.

tom January 4, 2020 at 6:04 PM

I was at the station a number of years ago with a group of nuns and met mother Angelica. I enjoy Arroyo on Fox. Michael Magazine had an article about a woman involved helping to train men to become bishops and destroy the Church from within. Whatever happened to archbishop werle former bishop of Pgh. and arch bishop in D.C.I fought for my God,family and country. I believe the U.S.A. is headed back into Christianity. isn’t Schiff a descendant of one of Adolph’s right hand men?

tom March 24, 2020 at 7:29 PM

There was an article in Michael Magazine about an unhappy Catholic woman who helped establish a number of men to become bishops to undermine the church. Is this a repetition of the Russian scandel? One reason the underground church existed was even in Poland because communist approved bishops listen to the confessions of individuals and related the info to the communist gov’t. State ments have been made by a number of statements by various governments that Catholocism is a downfall of despotic governments. There wasw an incident of money laqundering thru Rome officials at one time. Gen. MacArthur said wars by footsoldiers was at the end of an era in his time. With technological advances war has changed. Is the current Chinese virus a formof global war? Notice how quickly the virus stopped after the collapse of the temporary hospitals and protestors have disappeared.Could escapees be the unknowing spreaders of the virus as teay escaped to other parts of the world?

stephen root March 30, 2020 at 2:23 PM

Raymond Arroyo is a breath of fresh air. I like his pieces on Fox news. He is doing God’s work and God is blessing him for it. Please continue to be a shining light, we need more Catholics like you….

D. Esparza April 30, 2020 at 6:40 AM

Mother Angelica must be turning in her grave, so to speak. I quit watching Raymond arroyo several years a go because he turned what should be a news broadcast into a political commentary/opinion hack piece. What comes out of his mouth and his haughty attitude are not examples of a true Christian. He fits well with the Alt-right truth challenged conspiracy theorists of Fox so called news channel. It is a disappointment that he still has a connection to EWTN.

STEVE RAY HERE: D. Esparza, saddened to hear your words. I think most of the people visiting my sites would disagree strongly with you. I think Raymond is brilliant, marvelous and right spot on. Mother Angelica would be more than pleased with him and chime it with his opinions. He was her favorite and he is the biographer on her life which suggests he understands her better than anyone. Bravo EWTN! Bravo Raymond!!

R Chaput May 4, 2020 at 6:47 PM

You all are missing the point of the Holy Father. One above comment actually defined the work "rigid" for the Holy Father without seeking clarification of point being made. Why on God's green earth would EWTN (a catholic network) which I assume has been approved by the succession of US bishops get close to any division of the Holy Father. My observation is similar to D. Esparza. On other issue, priest are forbidden to engage in local, or federal partisan politics – why in the world would EWTN be exempt from this Catholic succession.

STEVE RAY HERE: First, EWTN has some support from some bishops but is opposed and disliked by many others. The Catholic Church has not, nor do they, officially approve and endorse such private enterprises. Priests may be kept from partisan politics, but EWTN is an independent venture, NOT under the authority of bishops — and at this point I am glad they are not. They can speak the truth and point out errors, advise wisely on politics, etc. God bless them!!!

Bill912 May 8, 2020 at 4:39 PM

D. Esparza: Can you give us some examples of what you are talking about?

Joseph K McLaughlin May 12, 2020 at 12:10 AM

Let’s make one thing perfectly clear. This is Mother’s network. Every brick, every prayer book, every camera. It ascends to its huge influence through pure orthodoxy, and what’s wrong with strict adherence to 2000 years of dogma?
Pope Francis comes from a socialist culture. I think that he has a true vocation but it is many times lost in his confusing secular message, heavily influenced by socialism. Thank God his actions have been tempered by The Holy Spirit, and the results so far have not resulted in an attempt to change Christ’s teaching “from the chair”.
With regard to his blatant bias against Americans: Doesn’t fit with his proclamations of love for humanity. Last time I looked, American citizens are still part of the human race, even those that may have more financial resources than his Holiness’ average fellow countrymen.

R Chaput May 13, 2020 at 12:10 PM

You all are missing the point of the Holy Father. One above comment actually defined the work “rigid” for the Holy Father without seeking clarification of point being made. Why on God’s green earth would EWTN (a catholic network) which I assume has been approved by the succession of US bishops get close to any division of the Holy Father. My observation is similar to D. Esparza. On other issue, priest are forbidden to engage in local, or federal partisan politics – why in the world would EWTN be exempt from this Catholic succession.

STEVE RAY HERE: first, we are quite aware of what the Pope means by “Rigid“ which is exactly why we react to it. He’s referring to Young Priest and others who are staunchly holding to the faith of our fathers, the teachings and pronouncements of the councils and who wanna dress and act like real priests.

Second, I’m not sure what country you live in, but you need to know that EWTN is not a “church entity“; rather, it is a private enterprise owned and run by lay people with episcopal advisors. There is no bishop who owes or controls it Since it is a privately run operation, Not an organization or wing of the church..

I should really do their homework before they speak and things of which they have knowledge.

Raymond who is teaching and conducting himself and his show exactly the way Mother Angelica would approve. He is her most true disciple, biographer of her plife, with her from the beginning. She’s smiling down from heaven I’m quite sure.

Joe Hall May 21, 2020 at 5:48 PM

Hi Steve, when I first saw this news story about a year ago I thought Lifesite news was reading too much into Spadaro’s retweet. Tony Annett said to put EWTN under interdict. It seemed to me the part of the tweet that Spadaro was retweeting was: “Make no mistake, these attacks on @antoniospadaro and @CardinalBCupich represent ‘total war’ on the papacy of Pope Francis”. It didn’t seem to me that Spadaro was necessarily agreeing with all of the tweet. “Total war” may be a bit inflammatory, but it’s hard not to draw the conclusion that attacking men picked by Pope Francis is not an attack on the Pope. I pretty much agree with that part of the tweet. Ave Maria. Joe

Bill912 May 22, 2020 at 11:58 AM

Joe Hall: By “attacking” do you mean “criticizing”?

Arlene May 22, 2020 at 6:22 PM

I fully support Raymond Arroyo and I feel that we REALLY get the true news on his program. Mother Angelica would NEVER get rid of Raymond’s program so hopefully EWTN will fully support him. Love the Papal Posse.

Joe Hall May 26, 2020 at 5:02 PM

Bill912, I agree with you there is legitimate discussion of issues in the clip. This is necessary as Christians move forward to understand and integrate Pope Francis’ thought in our practice of the faith. But I feel some of the criticism does degrade into attacks on Spadaro’s and Cupich integrity. About Spadaro: “His words don’t express the truth…”, “He doesn’t know what he’s talking about…”, “It’s very offensive to someone to say…”.
And on Cupich, the mocking laughing about Cupich’s “new momentum” at 28:35 was very disrespectful and moving beyond criticism. Probably the worst part of the clip is the complete lack of an interviewee who can defend Spadaro and Pope Francis. It feels like watching a CNN segment about Trump. Peace.

Joe M. June 5, 2020 at 1:29 PM

Viewed last nights' broadcast, (6/04/20), where Raymond indicated he saw nothing wrong in Donald Trump visiting St. John's Episcopal Church in DC, earlier this week. He failed to mention that in order to do so Trump had by-standers Tear-Gassed…I doubt the photo-op was worth doing harm to others. I also doubt Trump practices any religion. We should be careful about propping up someone who is most likely an atheist. Also thought is was sad to hear Raymond's guest (Robert Royal) referring to the gentleman murdered by Minneapolis Police as George "Flynn". His last name is FLOYD! Since the broadcast the show has wiped cleaned Royal's miss-stated surname. He is now heard to say simple "George". Finally, I never stop being amazed by the ease with which Raymond gleefully criticized our American Episcopal leadership. Last night his target was His Excellency, Archbishop Wilton Daniel Gregory of Washington D.C.. They are a disgrace to Catholicism! We don't need another Fox News!

STEVE RAY HERE: Wow, a lot of anger and confusion here Joe. I think it was great to have the president visit the church and I agree with Arroyo and the guests completely. Misstating a name is easy to do on radio under pressure, so that is no big deal, it is expected at times. I do radio a lot and make little mistakes too. The archbishop of Washington NEEDS to be reproved as does the Episcopal bishopress. Take a deep breath my friend and turn off CNN.

Joe M. June 5, 2020 at 2:32 PM

Really Mr. Ray, sarcasm is your response…So disappointing.
Peace be with you brother!

STEVE RAY HERE: Sarcasm? This is my last response Joe, but you may want to look in the mirror. You know my stance on things in this matter. Yet you come on my blog and you post inflammatory things and expect me just to smile and agree with you? You were the instigator here of any issues. So if you don’t want someone to come back at you, then post your commentS somewhere else.

Joe M. June 5, 2020 at 3:24 PM

Mr. Ray, there appear to be others who made comments that were not 100% in agreement with your agenda, and so I felt at ease posting my own comments/observations. I am sorry that you took such umbrage ay my thoughts. I assumed you'd be more open to that sort of discourse. Apparently, I was wrong.

Yours in Christ.

STEVE RAY HERE: I get lots of emails and comments that are written just to poke and irritate. Some of the more egregious ones I just delete others like yours are marginal. However if you read back over your comments, don’t tell me you’re just sharing your opinion but you were doing so and then antagonistic away perfectly clear on my position and knowing it wasn’t for discussion. But be happy I allow Gerry post and didn’t delete it right off. In the future, if you really wanna have a nice discussion, tone down your rhetoric And be more courteous knowing you’re on someone else’s website and have some respect. And this IS my last response.

elizabeth millar June 5, 2020 at 5:33 PM

sent a message, where is it?

STEVE RAY HERE: When did you send it and was it courteous? Sometimes people come to spout off and be rude or to propose ridiculous far left liberal ideas. Those kind of comments never see the light of day. So, let me know when you sent it and we can try again.

Bill912 June 5, 2020 at 8:59 PM

Joe M.: If you will check the facts, you will find out that no one was tear-gassed; flash-bang grenades were used. As a retired police sergeant, I assure you that they only make a bright light and a lot of noise.

"We should be careful about propping up someone who is most likely an atheist." How long have you had the ability to read souls?

STEVE RAY HERE: Thanks for the facts Bill! So many people jump to conclusions, assume things about teargas and police brutality, and run with the narrative the Liberals push on a gullible public. I find it’s sickening. Thanks for the facts!

Julie L August 4, 2020 at 10:38 PM

Just saw this! Hi Steve! I have admired you for years. I worked with LCM and AI for many years too.
Love your early Holy Land series. A friend I know joined a pilgrimage to the HL with you. I was blessed to go with another group.
I know Raymond from VA. He and his family are good solid decent honest Catholics. Too bad people don’t
appreciate straight talk and honest observation.
Arguing is fruitless.
I am a cradle Catholic and really love the faithful dedication and deep understanding of our faith especially by concerts like you!
The Papal Posse is honest and it is refreshing to hear honest intelligent free discussion from them.
This is freedom! The hierarchy and Vatican are disgusting me…sadly. They are obviously hiding, covering up, and twisting truth. Protecting their sins!
I have never heard one of them (except for a couple courageous awesome priests) apologize or repent out loud to we the faithful. They are prideful and defensive and lacking heartfelt compassion.
Have you heard of dear Fr. Hollowell who is actually experiencing redemptive suffering for these sinners?
Many brave truthful unafraid clergy like Fr. Altman, are speaking out. Not just people on Raymond’s show. But in homilies and can be seen on you tube.
I am grateful for all of them and for you and Raymond and his ‘posse’. If I was not a cradle Catholic I am not sure if I would stay Catholic.
But I am Catholic for the Real Presence and Eucharist. I love our Mother Mary and the richness of our faith.
I love scripture and have studied it for years and often too from Evangelical Christians.
We MUST allow ALL Catholics to express their ideas and be vocal.
I have not much respect for the Vatican and the secrecy and corruption found within it.
I am nauseous knowing about McCarrick and those like him. No one has addressed the issue publically! It
is not going away. All those abusers need to be jailed!!!!’
The poor victims are still suffering.
Well that is it and THANK YOU Steve.
God bless you! May God have mercy AND justice on all.

schlothauer loretta August 16, 2020 at 10:36 PM

I am a convert of 20 years and need help discerning if I should stay Catholic due to the teachings of Pope Francis. In his Laudatory Si, he said abortion is a personal matter not a religious matter, that is not what my Bible says. He has lots of One World Order leanings that will be horrible for all people not in power or that are wanting to worship God. Listen to the last meeting in Davios Switzerland where he sent his right hand man to work with George Soros and other Marxist terrorists (my word). Trump was the only one speaking for freedom for all. This frightens me he would chime in with such known corrupt people. Check out who the Pope’s climate change scientist is, an atheist from Germany? Who do we trust? I trust what God says in the Bible. The Pope is just like the rest of us he has to follow The 10 Commandments, the moral law until Jesus returns for us. A position does not give automatic salvation if we are leading other people astray from God’s teachings, in my opinion.

STEVE RAY HERE: You just remember that the church is about Jesus Christ, not about the pope. We’ve had good popEd and bad popes but the church always marches on. We’ve had good times and bad times in the church and there has never been a golden age. Every generation has problems in the church that seem insurmountable but the church continues to March through history.

I also see the problems and it is very infuriating but don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. I would suggest that you listen to my talk that I gave “How can a John Paul II Catholic Survive in a Pope Francis World”. You can get this talk at my store http://www.Steveraysstore.com.

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