Homosexuals and theological liberals very possibly now control the Roman Catholic "Church," something that has serious implications worldwide for the spread of Christ's true gospel. (Learn about the true gospel, and compare it to the teachings of Roman Catholicism, by clicking here.)
The Second Vatican Council of 1962-1965 opened the way for theological liberalism to infest Roman Catholicism. The leading Catholic Bible commentaries today reject the inerrancy of Scripture, and the authors of such works retain their employment in Catholic institutions. While Rome's addition of the Apocrypha to the Bible makes opposition to inerrancy almost a necessity, since the Apocrypha contains grievous and obvious factual errors, unlike the 66 canonical Books of Scripture, many Christians are unaware of the fact that the leadership of Roman Catholicism does not defend the verbal, plenary inspiration of Scripture. Nor does modern Roman Catholicism follow the Council of Trent and condemn every non-Catholic to hell--on the contrary, in this post-Vatican II world practically everyone is going to heaven (while Trent, somehow, is still an infallible Roman Catholic council).
In the United States, most Roman Catholics do not care about what the Roman Catholic Church teaches, but one should not assume that Catholics who do care will actually hold to the inerrancy of Scripture, or think that their religion is right while everyone else is lost. Such positions, while they are traditional Catholicism, are no longer the positions of the Roman Catholic religion. The one-world religion the Apostle John described as centered in Rome is not the hard-nosed Roman Catholicism of Trent that professed belief in an inerrant Bible and even exalted Latin over Greek and Hebrew. It is the ecumenical, non-judgmental Roman Catholicism that does not take a strong stand for just about anything. That is the way Catholicism is going, and that view is filtering down to the people in the pew.
Furthermore, since Roman Catholic clergy are allegedly "celibate," for decades sodomites who promise (wink and nod here) to be celibate have been allowed to become Catholic clergy. This has resulted in a huge number of Catholic clergy who are sodomites. The Roman Catholic "child abuse" scandal is mainly homosexual priests committing abominations with teenage boys--but it is called "child abuse" so that the pro-sodomy media does not need to point out the homosexual reality. Catholic sources estimate that the percentage of truly celibate priests is under 50%, and many of these non-celibate priests, bishops, archbishops, and so-on up the line are sodomites.
There is good evidence that the election of Pope Francis constituted a tipping point--the pro-sodomy faction in the Roman Catholic "church" now has a Pope that is on their side. Since the Pope appoints the cardinals who choose the next Pope, and Pope Francis has been busy appointing away, the very top of the Roman Catholic religion, the very top that controls everything else, now is likely in the control, not only of theological liberalism, but of the "gay lobby" that Pope Benedict XVI was unable or unwilling to purge from the Vatican, and which now is in control following the election of Pope Francis.
The control of Roman Catholicism, not only by theological liberals, but also by sodomites and the aiders and abetters of sodomy, will radically change the nature of Roman Catholicism in coming years, if Christ does not return first. Rome is a giant and unwieldy institution, and change takes time to trickle down, but it eventually does.
Even now, and all the more as time goes on, the Christian should NOT assume that the Roman Catholics to whom he speaks are confused about the gospel, but at least believe the Bible is the Word of God, the Lord Jesus Christ literally rose from the dead, Biblical moral prohibitions on things like sodomy are binding (Leviticus 18:22; Romans 1), etc. Some of them do, but many of them do not, and that percentage is highly likely to continue to increase. If a Christian gets to evangelize a Roman Catholic priest, he should, in addition to dealing with Rome's false gospel, deal with the immorality that a high percentage of priests are involved in. Furthermore, he should prepare for Rome to move ever-further into a non-judgmental, all-religions-are-true direction, and recognize that Rome's rejection of the Bible's teaching that bishops should marry (1 Timothy 3), Rome's rejection of the Bible's teaching that forbidding to marry is a doctrine of devils (1 Timothy 4:1-3), and Rome's permitting sodomites to enter a priesthood and a religious hierarchy is abominable--as, indeed, religious hierarchy and Rome's priesthood are on their own, even without regard to the abomination of sodomy. However, this last abomination has now so corrupted Roman Catholicism that the pro-sodomy "lavender mafia" now is in control of Rome's hierarchy--not according to a few wild-eyed conspiracy theorists, but according to sober historians and many Roman Catholic scholars and historians themselves (see, e. g., the links in this post).
If you are reading this and you are a Roman Catholic, please read "Bible Truths for Catholic Friends" here, so you may come to know and serve God and be certain to live with Him forever (1 John 5:13).
If you are reading this and you are involved in homosexuality, please read "Truth for Gay Friends" here. The Lord Jesus Christ loved you and died for your sins on the cross, and He will save you if you will repent.
The widespread practice of sodomy in Roman Catholicism lends yet one more justification for the Apostle John's inspired description of Catholicism as "Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth" (Revelation 17:5).