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Years ago every family on every block went to church each and every week. Patiently and attentively parishioners sat and listened to their clergymen preach the word of God. The Roman Catholic church was the backbone in morality for the US for hundreds of years. However not in recent years. The church has come under attack by just about every group. Why? What changed? The answer is simple. Nothing. Catholicism antiquated itself. Not it's lessons or moral teachings, but by the church and it's representatives refusal to keep up with the times. Long gone is the overwhelming catholic guilt the church is infamous for. Long live the days of instant gratification and worshiping one's self as a hero.
The Catholic church and it's hierarchy have become known for poor judgement over the past decades. Certainly they'd like you to forget how for years they covered up priest molestation. They don't want you to recall in doing so they would merely reassign an accused priest to a new parish far away from any allegations. Unfortunately for them, we all remember and we will never forget. Our trust was compromised, our beliefs shaken.
Then in March of this year came Pope Francis. A new type of leader for the Catholic church. A man who recognizes his religion's need to come out of the 14th century and into the 21st. A leader who understands that far more can be accomplished by working together and using basic understanding rather then verbally assaulting a public figure or action. Pope Francis has been praised by most for his open mind and contagious spirit. He's been called a breath of fresh air. Even the churches biggest adversaries have been relevantly quiet when it comes to Pope Francis.
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