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Why I Stay

Why Stay? Am I really a Catholic because bishops and priests are holy, better than me, and the pope is infallible? Please. I would have left a long time ago if that was my criterion. Who put these people on a pedestal, saying they are better than the "laity?" The Vatican did that over time. They became princes of the church and the pope a kind of king. Well, we got rid of royalty a long time ago except in some symbolic sense such as the Queen of England. When people decided that their Royalty was not so royal, wise, knowing, and caring, the people did not leave the country or decide not to be French, English, or Italian. So I am first of all Catholic and it does not depend on the hol