Is Catholicism a grouping of smaller "cults"? The language "our people" is exactly as misleading as from a politician or plutocrat. They are "servicing" the general population, and also their "cult". It's an open secret that they will kill their own. How very authoritarian.
Abuse of power. Is this caused by prohibiting wives, or is that another directive meant to cause suffering? Punishment as a central caveat is structured on abuse of power, not a cause. This is deliberate misuse of believers, most specifically. That betrayal continued and magnified is describing perhaps even a militarized effort to spread this abuse for decades. Organized, moneyed, holding the ear of the government, the peoples adoration and thus total legal power. Prosperity churches are a Religious Industrial Complex. Perhaps that is the wave of the future - QVC will sell indulgences hosted by medieval tax collector Joel Osteen and that Reverend Money skittering about answering "random" callers questions about the financial implant option that reverse-mortgage the equipment and medications for whichever organs are failing, providing shares of QVC cash to pay for your deeply horrific request be legally forgiven by God in exchange for cash. The longer you wait, the fewer organs, and thus options Christ may be able to sell. So act now!
Osteen: Ah dunno, bud. Does Christ have enough change to share a cup a joe with that little child? Callers! Lend me your ear and lend Christ your card. Slake that little girls thirst for 30% off pure Arabica, amen! Whadda ya say, Rev?
Money: I am a grotesque caricature of a preacher! Please God, can I get another 10% off?
Osteen: WHAT?! Money, Money, Money-man.. you are more than right. This is in reality a 50% reduced indulgence half-hour when including kidney, pancreas and nether cavity. [holds palm up to camera] someone has a death by stage 4 polyps in store, but also a good heart - throw the others in there and help slake the thirst of the believers. Help the coin fill the cup of Christ. There he is, Money. Let's toss him a coin.
Money: [jiggles comedically in pockets for change] Wait. Here's a Starbucks card.