You can easily determine whether the CC has morphed at all. It is a provable statement. All you have to do is read and prove it to.Mike, I think in some ways the catholic doctrine has morphed into something other than the intended concept God first designed. I also believe it is why many protestants have left the cc. If it is like you say that the cc is the early church and yet they have created horrible acts on humanity and have leaders who sin against God with alter boys-where do they get the doctrine to support that?
You need to know that those things do not get swept under the rug with christians in other denominations. If the pope and his hierarchy would start by openly condemning those sort of things I might give them a passing grade. We are not blind!
He are telling untruths and spreading misinformation by saying the the Popes have not commented or done anything about it pedophilia. All you have to do is read before you make comments that make you look like you have no knowledge on the subject.
When are you leaving the Baptist Church which full of pedophiles. This is from a Baptist newspaper. I wouldn't let my grand kids get close to a Baptist minister. Do you let yours? According to you all are guilty if one is.
Form the Associated Baptist Press, January 13, 2013
Clergy sex abuse and ‘the silence of the many’
The unmistakable message of silence and do-nothingness is that, among Baptists, clergy sex abuse is typically treated as “no big deal.”
n countless stories of Baptist clergy sex abuse, we have seen the sad truth of King’s words made manifest. Even with childhood histories of horrific abuse – of having been molested, raped and sodomized by Baptist preachers – many have said that the worst of their experience came when they tried to tell about the abuse within the faith community.
That was when they faced “the silence of the many.”
That was when the relational fabric of community, and often even of family, was torn asunder.
That was when faith itself was deemed a fraud.
Church after church has stood, not in solidarity with those who have been abused by clergy, but rather, with the accused minister-molesters. Often, the churches have stood with the ministers even when they admit their soul-murdering deeds, and sometimes even when they have been criminally convicted.
Church leaders have quietly allowed accused preacher-predators – even those with multiple accusations -- to hop to new churches – and to do so repeatedly.
Denominational leaders have sat back and claimed powerlessness. Simultaneously, they have stayed silent about Baptist pastors, including some high-profile pastors, who kept quiet about abuse allegations involving ministerial staff.
The unmistakable message of so much silence and do-nothingness is that, among Baptists, clergy sex abuse is typically treated as “no big deal.”
No one in Baptistland wants to hear the voices of those who were sexually abused by Baptist clergy. Indeed, in the Southern Baptist Convention, there does not even exist a basic structure to support the compassionate hearing of such wounded people. Instead, they are told that they must take their allegations to the church of the accused minister. This is like telling bloody sheep that, if they want help, they must go to the den of the wolf who savaged them. It is a system that does not work.