The Catholic Church does not and never have taught anything contrary to the word of God. The church has always been the protector, the guardian, the upholder of the truth for over 2000 years.
Unfortunately over the past few decades there have been some sinful and evil members of the church who created scandalous events that have hurt our church very deeply.
Although they were representatives of the church, they were not what the Catholic Church represents.
In their human weakness they allowed their personal selfishness to be their priority in life and not the church and her members.
As a faithful catholic it is very disturbing to be confronted almost on a daily basis from the secular media and from anti-catholic christians who are very shallow and hateful in their opinions.
Although I do agree that the perpetrators of these scandals should be brought out front and center, and should be dealt with appropriately for their actions to the full extent of the law.
It is the condemnation of the whole church for the actions of a few that hurt faithful Catholics and the good and holy clergy of our church. If those who hold anti-catholic sentiments were to take into account the demographics of the Catholic Church, with 1.2 billion followers and thousands of clergy throughout the world, the percentage of these sinful clergy is very small at about 1%.
Compare this to the 99% of our good and holy Sheppard’s of the church who dedicate their lives serving the church and her members, and the world in many charitable ways.
The church built us universities and hospitals to teach and care for our young and old. In every community throughout the world the church reaches out to those in need through their various outreach programs and missionary work.
If people took the time to investigate the history of Catholic church and all the great charitable and honorable work it has done for those in need and the world at large you would find no other organization that has accomplished more for mankind than the Catholic church.
Evil exists in the world and has infiltrated the church, but we have a promise from Jesus Christ “And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it.” The Holy Catholic and Apostolic church is the one true church established by Jesus Christ, and is under the protection of the Holy Spirit. The proof of this is that no single organization has ever survived intact throughout history for over 2000 years.
So please don’t judge a whole church for the disgusting and sinful acts of the small minority of diabolical infiltrators, they will get their judgement one way or the other, but I am sure we would like to see justice served here on earth first.