Forgive the abruptness, but the reason I left the wasteland of the phenomenon in the West called "Protestantism" was that I yearned for epistemological certainty. Or, the words of a fellow convert, Arnold Lunn, "I was tired of being my own pope."
The question came down to: Who are you going to trust to tell the truth? Someone within this cultural "hall of (smoke and) mirrors," or someone who, historically, with credentials that hail from beyond human funny business?
The honorable Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi need to realize that if something walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it probably IS a duck. That is, if they want to step away from the teachings of the Catholic Church it is within the purview of their free will, being as they are made imago dei. But they are NOT being Catholic, by definition.
In fact, they are being Protestants. They see the individual conscience as a final arbiter of truth, and this is, in fact, heresy.