She is my Father’s house, she is a den of thieves, she is Christ’s Bride, she is corrupt enterprise, she’s built on the rock, she’s fractured by heresies, in her is Light, in her is Darkness, it is the age of information, it is the age of ignorance, it is the era of connection, it is the era of dissidence, it is the summer of evangelization, it is the winter of apostasy, we have everything before us, we have nothing before us—in short, the Church is more Picasso than van Gogh.
Pedophiles parade as priests. False teachers masquerade as preachers. Pastors auctioneer salvation at altar calls. Christians re-package daytime TV as Gospel. Leaders demand a loyalty that teeters on idolatry. Polity weakens and accountability softens. Autonomy intensifies and egos inflate.