Skip to comments.Two Key Papal Allies Give Contrasting Responses to Vigaṇ’s Testimony
Posted on 09/11/2018 4:49:04 PM PDT by marshmallow
Cardinals Wuerl and Cupich have offered notably different reactions
Since Pope Franciss election, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops has increasingly reflected the Pontiffs own priorities. But this may change after the testimony of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò. The former US nuncio claimed that Benedict XVI attempted to quietly remove Theodore McCarrick from public ministry after hearing reports that he preyed on seminarians and young priests. Viganò accused Francis of rehabilitating McCarrick upon succeeding Benedict and, despite being aware of accusations against him, making McCarrick a kingmaker for appointing American bishops.
Among those McCarrick supported, Viganò claims, was Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago. Cupich was plucked from relative obscurity and appointed to a major diocese. A small but influential Francis party emerged in the US bishops conference: a group of liberal prelates who owed their advancement to the Holy Father.
But the Francis party also includes several senior bishops promoted during previous papacies. McCarrick, appointed Archbishop of Washington by John Paul II, is one. So is Cardinal Donald Wuerl, whom Benedict chose to succeed McCarrick in 2010.
Viganò accuses Wuerl and Cupich of knowing about McCarricks predatory behaviour but refusing to intervene and, in Wuerls case, even protecting him from scrutiny. They deny the allegations. But their contrasting responses to the former nuncios letter suggest the Francis party may no longer be as united as it once was.
For his part, Wuerl denied any knowledge of his predecessors misdeeds. On August 26, his spokesman told the Catholic Herald that Cardinal Wuerl did not receive any documentation or information during his time in Washington regarding any actions taken against Archbishop McCarrick.
Wuerl struck a more conciliatory note on August 30, when he published a letter asking Washingtons priests for forgiveness for my errors in judgment, for my inadequacies, and also for your.......
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And what no one is discussing: The gay friendly catholic church in State College, which might be why when Sandusky was found raping a young teenager in the shower, no one thought it was wrong.
and this story is horrific: but since it is Huffpost, I don't know if anyone posted it.
Young teenager abused by stranger, and become addicted to gay sex.
and my granddaughter, after watching the so called "gay romance" film "call me by my name" pointed out how the kid was groomed and then raped even though he told the guy to stop. Ironically, the MSM didn't notice that part.
I think this could become a real internal “every man for himself” bloodbath. If so, expect Francis to start tossing friends and foes alike under the bus. It’s how socialists roll.
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