“Vigano has given names, dates, and specifics. If he’s lying, then these Vatican officials should say so, and point out the lies. If not, it is fair to assume that Vigano has once again exposed how the Vatican under Francis works. It would appear that there is no lie they won’t tell to protect the Pope’s progressive, “who am I to judge?” bona fides.
Again: this is all checkable. If journalists in Rome want to know the answer, that is.”
“Archbishop Viganò wrote in solidarity with men and women of good will who are sick of the hypocrisy of the episcopate. Bishops lecture us constantly about solidarity—often equating it with the “preferential option for the poor” and social justice programs—but it often seems that they are not in solidarity with us.
When we speak out, we do not have the voice of an archbishop. We can’t rattle the branches in Rome on which the rotten fruit sits.
But Archbishop Viganò—in solidarity with all those whose righteous anger, frustration, and pain have been minimized—provided a voice.”