I am going to say something now that will cause cynical clerics and others to mock me and laugh at me.
The primary reason there is corruption and filth in the Church is because Satan is in control of many cardinals, bishops, priests and religious!
What other PRIMARY reason could these be for:
1. Priests having sex on altars?
2. Priests involved in the dark occult?
3. Priests having ravenous sex in saunas?
4. Priests abusing children and adults?
5. Priests not believing or praying?
6. Abbots and monks turning monasteries into houses of debauchery?
7. Abbots having anal sex in monasteries with priests and others on retreats.
8. Priests publishing semi naked pictures of themselves with clerical collars hanging from their erect penises?
Sadly the new Roman Empire, which is the Church, is far more debauched than the original empire.
And here I distinguish between the Body of Christ and the human institution.
I think it was Pope Paul VI who said: “The smoke of Satan has entered the Church”.
When I was growing up the Devil was all we ever heard about.
Now he is never mentioned.
Satan does his best work when people are unaware of him.
Of course there ate secondary reasons gor vorruption and cover up.
Passing of money from hand to hand.
But is all begins with Old Nick and the abandonment of faith and prayer.
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