hats off to you sir as a fellow Catholic however the pope has not canceled Purgatory it's still in the dogma of the faith. I hope you find better information on your sources before you start threads about our religion is the greatest religion in the world the Pope Francis is doing everything he can to stop the spread of fake news and to proclaim the gospel and and he's doing a good job but it keeps getting misinterpreted because of people spreading this garbage
that's not limbo. limbo is the old word for purgatory, which still exists in catholic dogma. the official church position on infants was never given. no catholic claims to know what happens to souls when we die, but we do believe in heaven, hell, and purgatory. purgatory is brought up probably once a month at mass. most go to purgatory, even Catholics, where we have to pay for our sins, until we're allowed into heaven. purgatory is a place of torture and yes it is still believed in by the catholic faithful and affirmed by the pope.
why is it not surprising that a cradle catholic has no idea what his belief system is (op)?
but to have the hutzpa to recycle misinformed garbage and continue to believe it, wow.
the pope in special circumstances has allowed priests to serve without being celibate.
celibacy is central to the catholic faith in its position on priesthood. however, the church has always allowed men who were married to become priests. in instances where there are not enough priests there must be ways to have mass and carry out the sacraments. celibacy is important to francis and pope benedict. our priests are married to the church.
there was a time in the church when there were no celibate priests.
certain traditions do change.
Christ's position on divorce is clear.
pope francis instituted a year of mercy which helped usher in a year of remittance of sins by Christ,
the church does evolve as Christ speaks to us.
The Divine Mercy Apostolate is an example of a recent addition to the catholic church.
although Divine Mercy was always doctrinal and gospel truth, Jesus gave Saint Faustina a special directive to send souls to Our Lord of Divine Mercy before the apocalypse.
research the church. you'll find a lot of these "controversies" are bunk. there has never been a religion surrounded by so much misinformation.
nothing claimed in this thread by tangle is legitimate.