Why does the Catholic Church–and they’re not the only ones who do this–sometimes act like it disapproves of Catholic teachings?
Ireland recently voted to end pro-life protection for unborn babies and legalize abortion. If you voted for this wicked measure, a priest in Dublin told his congregation, you need to come to confession and repent. So the diocese yanked him out of his parish and assigned him to another post where he won’t be allowed to preach (http://www.lifenews.com/2018/07/18/catholic-priest-punished-after-he-told-pro-abortion-catholics-to-go-to-confession/).
Don’t sneer at Ireland. Here in America, Catholic colleges and looniversities routinely flout church teaching and get away with it. Are the bishops all in hibernation? What would it take to wake them up?
Some years ago Cardinal Raymond Burke, who withheld communion from Catholic politicians (Democrats all) who vote for abortion, was transferred out of his diocese, then kicked upstairs to the Vatican, and then kicked back downstairs again: I’ve lost track of where he is now. Cardinal Burke’s trouble is, he just won’t shut up. Something gave him the idea that a Catholic clergyman ought to stand for Catholic doctrine. The church acts like people who do that are a problem.
There are plenty of Protestant denominations who do the same–enough to make me doubt the Christianity of the institutional church.
When the Son of Man returns, will He find faith on the earth?
Depends on where you look, Lord. Depends on where you look.