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NB Viganò is still in hiding. From whom? What is his fear?

publish a fourth document by His Excellency Carlo Maria Viganò, dated Sunday January 13th, released on the occasion of the feast of the Baptism of the Lord and of St. Hilary of Poitiers, the indomitable French bishop who, together with Saint Athanasius, kept the faith during the 4th century Aryan heresy. The document is an open letter to Cardinal McCarrick to urge him to repent.” https://www.patreon.com/posts/letter-from-to-23968442

“Second, the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report was not about the bishops’ progress in getting a handle on the noxious culture and nefarious dealings of clerical and hierarchical leadership over the past 15 years. It was about their failures—which were not mere failures of oversight, but included active coverup and enabling—for which only a few Catholic clerics have ever been charged and no bishop in Pennsylvania past or present has faced meaningful consequences.”

“The Report is perhaps “begrudging” in that last regard, as Steinfels says. Then again, “There is no reason, of course, why a grand jury has to take such diocesan testimony at face value,” he also writes. To do their job, the grand jury didn’t need to mention this progress at all, and shouldn’t be faulted for not doing so.

If reportage of the story of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report contributed to the reinforcement of public perception of the abuse crisis “as deeply entrenched, largely unabated, and uniquely Catholic,” and to that public perception being “now so embedded in the media as to make it resistant to evidence to the contrary,” there’s a reason—and it isn’t hasty or irresponsible reporting.”


Bishop Strickland had the courage to pray with moms & dads assembled over the massive massive crisis. Most of the other bishops hired extra security. Human walls.

“With Cardinal Raymond Burke, Strickland has stood out among American prelates by his willingness to accept criticism of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) for its inadequate response to the McCarrick scandal. In November 2018, he was the one bishop who left the USCCB annual meeting to speak and pray with Catholic demonstrators.” https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/bishop-strickland-seconds-vigano-in-asking-cardinal-mccarrick-to-repent

Restrictions are meaningless. Why is that?

“A 2010 videotaped deposition in a lawsuit involving Michael Baker, a priest of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles who admitted to Mahony that he molested boys, a lawyer asked Cardinal Mahony why he never notified police about Baker’s admission. “Wouldn’t that be the right thing to do?” the lawyer asked. Mahony answered: “Well today it would…But back then that isn’t the way these matters were approached.” After Mahony knew of Baker’s past abuse of minors, Mahony returned him to active ministry, where Baker abused more boys.”

Repugnant. “The memory lapse, however, fails to explain why shortly after he learned of a sexual misconduct allegation against McCarrick in 2004, Wuerl continued to honor him publicly and allow him complete access to seminarians, even granting him permission to live at a seminary.” https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/wuerls-memory-lapse-fails-to-explain-long-history-of-honoring-mccarrick

“Nevertheless, the degree of complicity of so many in the hierarchy is truly frightening, and dealing effectively with the whole mindset of excusing, lying, and covering up will be acutely painful. Only with iron determination from a Pope, and the unwavering support of the laity and a cadre of good priests and bishops for firm and painful action, is success even imaginable. It is clear that these necessary conditions are not yet met.” https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/the-question-remains-can-we-believe-our-bishops

Why throw the kids under the bus? Who gave the order for this response? Where does the USCCB $$ come from? Who controls it? These answers reveal the automatic response that was given. No inquiry. No discernment. Pile on.

“A spokesman for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops gave a thinly veiled criticism of the high schoolers on Twitter, writing, “The Pro-Life movement is not merely a political movement and should never be reduced to raw partisan activism. It is an invitation to treat one another, born and unborn, as children of God. Ugly examples to the contrary are unacceptable to the authentic pro-life generation.”

“The disclosure is the first confirmation by Church authorities that Wuerl was aware of allegations against McCarrick before the Archdiocese of New York announced in June 2018 a credible allegation of sexual abuse of a minor made against McCarrick.

The news raises questions about 2018 statements from Wuerl that denied he had even heard “rumors” about his predecessor as Archbishop of Washington.”


How to deal with liars? Watch their actions not their lips. ““I myself brought up the subject with Cardinal Wuerl on several occasions, and I certainly didn’t need to go into detail because it was immediately clear to me that he was fully aware of it,” Viganò wrote. Cardinal Wuerl’s “recent statements that he knew nothing about it … are absolutely laughable. He lies shamelessly.” https://www.breitbart.com/faith/2019/01/11/despite-denials-cardinal-wuerl-knew-of-mccarrick-abuse-in-2004/

Really, the Olympics? Parishioner’s donations a work.

“On Thursday, a new athletic team entered the fold: The Vatican’s “Holy See.” The team was launched with the approval of Italy’s Olympic committee, CONI, and it has big aspirations. The Holy See will feature up to 60 track athletes, including everyone from nuns to maintenance workers.”

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