Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Opus 2020-292: Should-a-Beens: Is the Pope a Catholic?

Most of us can remember when this question was a reminder that someone had asked a stupid question.  There were some things that we considered as certain as death and taxes.  Now the question of the Catholicism of the Pope is open to question.

I am not a Catholic so my opinion is unimportant, but over the last few years I have made inquiry of people who were devout in the faith.  They are having the same doubts.  He seems to feel that Muslims are brothers in Christ and that godless socialism is the way to go.  There are times when he seems to be as good a Catholic as Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi.  On reflection, I think he is.

The church of Jesus Christ needs revival.  The leadership in Protestant denominations have long been siding with the devil.  There has always been an element in the Catholic church that was rotten and now it seems that the rot has Peter Principled the oldest denomination.

Now we can be even more inclusive when we pray for revival.  My opinion is that the current disintegration of the United States is taking place because the pulpits of American have abandoned their calling to preach against sin.  Politics can take us nowhere if the hearts of the people are not right with God.  It is always right to recall the words that are often quoted and always ignored,

(2Ch 7:14 KJV) If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Never quote this without that phrase, “turn from their wicked ways”.

homo unius libri


  1. I don't think he's Christian, let alone Catholic.

  2. You are right. The Pope is nothing like what I have learned in my 76 years about being Catholic. I was baptized in the Lutheran faith and have lived that faith . I've had many friends who are Catholic and what I have read/learned about that religion during the past 30 years is appalling...Pope Francis, today, evidently holds no true beliefs of Catholicism that I witnessed growing up. There is a great battle now in America for religious freedom, our Constitutional Rights to worship freely........Pope Francis is trying to change that...I pray he does not succeed.

    1. A lot of Catholics are with you.

      Grace and peace


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