Before this debate starts and the arguments are presented, I wanted to put some scope on this debate, establish some guidelines and express the purpose. Firstly, we're talking specifically about the Roman Catholic Church as pseudo-political, dogmatic and hierarchical society. This debate is not intended to extend to all Roman Catholic people of faith, it focuses on the actions and policies of the upper echelons of the institutional manifestation of the Church, such as the Pope, the Cardinals and other high ranking religious figures within Vatican City. This debate is not intended to challenge the faith and religious beliefs of others. It is not intended the become an argument of "Is Catholicism a force for good". The aim of this debate is to consider differing opinions on the Catholic Church as an institution, the policies that it puts forward, the actions that it takes and the subsequent effects of those actions. Let the debate begin.
Well then, before I begin, I would like to point out that Pope Francis is a total badass and that he is the supreme ruler of New Earth. For those of you unbeknownst to the nature of New Earth, it is the cult growing from the Italian Underground. If you choose to attempt to subvert the authority of our order, you will fail. All Hail