The primary purpose of any institution is self preservation, and the Roman Catholic Church is nothing if not a survivor. It has endured longer than most European Kingdoms, Principalities, Dictatorships, Democracies, and Nation-States.
The RCC endured Protestant Reformations, Anti-Catholic Inquisitions, and ongoing exposure of sexual, financial, and doctrinal scandals dating back before the Fuedal Ages.
Now, in the era of Western Domination that pushes Social Liberalism (freedom to consume, engage in any type of sexual expression you want, open access to abortion, legalization of drugs, ect.), and Economic Austerity (Neo-Feudalism) the RCC is once again transforming itself to remain powerful and wealthy.
The RCC is seeking to align itself with power. Just as it was aligned with Kings, then abandoned the Kings to join the Mercantile class that replaced them. In recent history it aligned with Governments when they were the dominate power, but now Multinational corporations are the seat of power in the world, so the RCC is getting with their program.
Multinational Corporations, unlike governments don’t give a damn about how you live, who you have sex with, or if you are patriotic and loyal to any state, they just want us to consume. So now the RCC will stop pushing rules that make the masses good followers of the state, obedient citizens, it’s going liberal, its pushing personal freedom and liberty (to consume).
I wish I could go into more detail. The RCC is a shrew institution and is very worthy of study. I hope Africans will see through the hustle, because we are of the fastest growing segment of the RCC, but it’s likely we will not.
Study Systems and Institutions, their History and Methodology, we need to master such things if we are to be liberated and secure. Forward.