Rollercoaster, conflicted, chaos producing, results in fear & political power. Intentionally done.
“The deeply disturbing roller-coaster ride of this pontificate should be adequate evidence for the cardinals to re-assert some of their role as co-governors of the Church.”
I have heard this sentiment many times.
“It is not lay Catholics who created an atmosphere in the Church, an entire culture of homosexual predation and cover-up.
And since you have both decided to enter the fray on this and deign from on high to tell us peasant Catholics what the appropriate response should be, here’s some questions for you:
When was the last time either one of you — prior to all this evil being exposed — were part of the solution?”
“This pope is expert at protecting bad bishops, and the badness of the bishops sometimes takes the form of molestation as in the case of McCarrick, or sometimes the form of being a colleague, in order to conceal the McCarrick molestations. Donald Wuerl knew well that McCarrick was preying upon seminarians, and he did nothing to protect the seminarians. Archbishop Viganò’s letter bears it out. Viganò has called Wuerl “a shameless liar.” The Pope is protecting countless cover-up artists within the episcopate.” https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/george-neumayr-cdl-wuerl-is-even-now-covering-up-for-a-priest-who-abused-te
Who else thought this was already the norm? Requiring at least one year of purity is “too strict”? – Fr. Regis Scanlonhttp://frregisscanlon.com/index.php/2018/08/10/requiring-at-least-one-year-of-purity-is-too-strict/
“Pope Francis will meet with USCCB President Cardinal Daniel DiNardo and other U.S. prelates to discuss the ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrickaspect of the Church’s sex abuse crisis Thursday, the Vatican has announced.
DiNardo made the request for a papal audience in August. “
“The Archbishop ended his talk with some hopeful remarks. “Even the satanic ‘9/11’ of the Universal Catholic Church can neither weaken nor destroy the truth about the origin of her foundation by the Risen Lord and Conqueror.” “That is why I honestly have to admit that I perceive this time of a great crisis – which is not anymore hidden to anyone – also as a time of grace” because “the truth will make us free, as Our Lord has assured us.”
Any prelate (& their collaborators)who thinks this massive, massive scandal will eventually blow over is seriously, seriously deluding themselves. Baton the hatches. You haven’t seen the storm hit, yet.
“Importantly, the research team states: “The study project did not have access to the original files of the Catholic Church. All archives and files of the dioceses had been investigated only by diocesan personnel or by law firms hired by the dioceses.”
That is to say, these diocesan employees first went through the files and filled out a questionnaire developed by the research team. As Finger points out, “none of the scientists ever had in their hands files from the Church’s archives. That is why this study is not really independent. “
What might Italy report? Bishops who allow the perception of a distant problem already addressed are liars.
“According to Spiegel, “there is no reason to believe that ‘the sexual abuse of minors by clergy of the Catholic Church is a past and now overcome topic’. The series of abuses continued until the end of the investigation period.”
The longer it takes to get on this list, the worse the bishop looks. That is the optics. https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/list-of-bishops-cardinals-who-support-investigating-viganos-claims-live-upd
How will the Pope meeting go? Was this a planned sabotage of Di Nardo? TX AG investigation needs to happen. Then DOJ.
“The group Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, has called for the Texas attorney general to investigate the Houston archdiocese and others for whether they covered up sexual abuse in their ranks.
“DiNardo needs to come clean on what he knows,” said Michael Norris, a member of SNAP.
Both victims say they were teenagers when LaRosa-Lopez tried to befriend them over a period before initiating physical contact.”
Read more here: https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/nation-world/article218269170.html#storylink=cpy
Retribution: Swift & Severe.
“We have no priests with us at the protests,” the protester lamented. They placed the blame squarely on Cdl. Tobin, saying it is because they are unable to speak in good conscience without retribution. ”