Take one of the most powerful institutions in history and change it so radically, in all the wrong ways, that in the span of 50 years, it will be a shell of its former self…

In the tumultuous 1960s, the world was on fire as secularism and moral relativism were in vogue. Rather than fighting those concepts, the church went in the opposite direction. Vatican II allowed Catholics to be “Catholic” in any way they wanted, playing into the hands of the Woodstock culture. Unwittingly, that carte-blanche decree served as a launching point for the now-dominant “do whatever makes you feel good” mentality.

In an instant, what made Roman Catholicism the world’s dominant force vanished. To many, the “rock” upon which St. Peter built the church no longer seemed solid, but more “flexible.”

Read more on Newsmax.com: Catholic Schools Suffer From Vatican II
Editor’s note: Let no man deceive you by any means: for unless there come a revolt first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition Who opposeth and is lifted up above all that is called God or that is worshipped, so that he sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself as if he were God.
Remember you not that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now you know what withholdeth, that he may be revealed in his time.
For the mystery of iniquity already worketh: only that he who now holdeth do hold, until he be taken out of the way.
And then that wicked one shall be revealed: whom the Lord Jesus shall kill with the spirit of his mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: him Whose coming is according to the working of Satan, in all power and signs and lying wonders: And in all seduction of iniquity to them that perish: because they receive not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. (2:10)
Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying: (2:11) That all may be judged who have not believed the truth but have consented to iniquity.   (2 Thessalonians 2:3-12)
Related notes from the Haydock Bible commentary

Unfortunately, there is no app for courage or conscience.

Before a person can stand up to evil, he must first acknowledge that it exists.  But surveys of college students reveal how deeply our culture and institutions indoctrinate our children with moral relativism.  Most grow up believing that tolerance and diversity, and individual choice and privacy, are our highest ideals.

Tolerance and diversity are valuable.  But they are no substitute for authentic virtue.  And they rarely inspire people to risk their well-being to help those in need.

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Seen on the web, regarding marriage …

… the downward spiral to the present state of affairs of moral relativism ( which sees nothing wrong with divorce, same sex unions, etc.) began with Martin Luther, which began what I call the ”great divorce.”

Once you separate yourself from Peter you have lost the foundation for all morality. No, I don’t think the war is lost, but it will take a miracle of grace to put it all back together.

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