Is the Church Corrupt?
IS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IS FULL OF HYPOCRITES; IT'S AN INSTITUTION THAT IS CORRUPT AND HAS CHANGED ITS TEACHINGS.
The Church contains saints and sinners (including hypocrites); because it is composed of fallible, flawed and weak-willed humans it necessarily has always had some measure of corruption but the Church is AT THE SAME TIME a divinely instituted organization which cannot teach error in spite of not always having members, even popes, who practiced what they preached. It is a marvelous fact, worthy of record, that in the entire history of the Church, from the 1st century to this century, no example can be produced to show that any Pope or general council ever revoked a decree of faith or morals enacted by any preceding Pope or council. Some people contend that certain popes fell into heresy, but in every case brought forward the conditions required for an infallible decision were never present.
CATHOLICISM IS TOO DIFFICULT. IT'S A BELIEF SYSTEM OF HIGH IDEALS THAT ARE BEYOND MOST ORDINARY PEOPLE.
Not true. The Catholic Church's official list of saints is testimony to a huge variety of people living at different places and times in history who simply co-operated with the grace God gave them in their lives. God denies the grace necessary for salvation to no-one (1 Timothy 2: 4). The only reason why you are not a saint is because you don't want to be, not because you can't. "The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried."
Chesterton, What's Wrong With The World
* Please note that this text should be read in the context of the whole work and in recognition of the appropriate paragraphs of the Catechism of the Catholic Church highlighted in the index.