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Offline Mercurius1

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Future of Roman Catholicism?
« on: February 25, 2019, 04:02:49 PM »
Given what has been going on in the RCC as of late, I was curious on what the future holds for the RCC.

This was my background before I became Orthodox, and seeing Rome from the outside looking in, I'm not very confident in a good future for them. I don't say that to be spiteful of my old faith, but, more-so of an observation

Taking whether or not you agree with Roman Catholicism out of the equation, what are your thoughts?

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Re: Future of Roman Catholicism?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2019, 05:15:49 PM »
I used to be Roman Catholic and I don't know.
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Re: Future of Roman Catholicism?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2019, 05:37:42 PM »
Even without the scandal currently catching so much attention, the RCC will take the same kind of hit in the western world that other denominations have. It will remain somewhat entrenched in the places where it has a presence in the global South, though it will shed some there as well. Even among the faithful who remain in the west there will be a high level of distrust of the hierarchy.

I see some kind of schism forming between "traditionalists" and modernists/the normal people who stay in the coming decades, though I can't say if it will be any more meaningful in the long run than the SSPX was in its time. Probably even less so.
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Re: Future of Roman Catholicism?
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2019, 08:45:52 PM »
I personally plan to deal with it by thanking God every day that I'm not a terrible sinner, like all those other Catholics.  ;)
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Re: Future of Roman Catholicism?
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2019, 09:34:21 PM »
I personally plan to deal with it by thanking God every day that I'm not a terrible sinner, like all those other Catholics.  ;)

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Re: Future of Roman Catholicism?
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2019, 09:55:34 PM »
The Roman Catholic Church has been here for 2,000 years. They will survive this.
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Re: Future of Roman Catholicism?
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2019, 10:48:27 PM »
I think RC will prosper until the Last Judgment.
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