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Ireland -Christianity: It’s too late. Not even Pope Francis can resurrect Catholic Ireland - by Fintan O’Toole

Note EU-Digest by the editor: Hopefully there will be protests in Ireland during the Pope's visit there, against the Catholic church hypocrisy around the world, surrounding past and ongoing sexual abuse scandals, including those against minors.

It is also remarkable, how little condemnation is coming from non-Catholic Christian denominations around the world against these deplorable acts by the Catholic Clergy.

It seems Protestants have forgotten Martin Luther's struggle, known as the Reformation, against the Catholic Church in the 1500's, which eventually led to a break with the Church in Rome. Thereby ignoring key ideas of the Reformation which were —a call to purify the church, and a belief that the Bible, not tradition, should be the sole source of spiritual authority. 

Maybe the Pope, Priests, Pastors and many of us as individual believers, should read Mathew 18-verse 10 again, to remind us how special children are, not only to us, but also to God : "See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven."

But were this article in the Guardian goes wrong, is to state that "it is too late for change". It is never too late to change.

Read more at It’s too late. Not even Pope Francis can resurrect Catholic Ireland | Fintan O’Toole | Opinion | The Guardian

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