I feel that if we punish and or bash our Catholic Churches in the name of doctrine, protection, or beliefs, then we will grow further from God . It’s a tight rope to walk, we’re not always going to get it right but that’s what striving for Grace is all about. The narrow path or tension on our rope is meant for balance.
Let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. - Hebrews 10:22