Today, Tracy, Fathanee and I talked about Catholicism in Guatemala. I feel that Catholicism is drastically misrepresented and misunderstood by Protestants. For one thing, Protestants still try to dissociate themselves too much from Catholicism, yet Catholicism is a denomination WITHIN Christianity, NOT a separate religion! Protestants seem quick to forget that it came from Catholicism and thus is guilty of much of the sins that the Catholic church has committed over the centuries.
The intentions of the Protestant Reformation were excellent, to reform the Catholic church of its corruption, but the much later result of the Reformation by Protestant churches of this century separating themselves completely from any form or Tradition is a substantial (and catastrophic) loss.