Chronicle: What the Pope Knew - Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò
Steve Skojec was busy a couple of weeks ago, but he did make a post on August 20 in which he felt that this was the calm before the storm.
Well, yet another storm has broken - a Testimony by an Archbishop that the Pope knew about Cardinal Carrick and did ... wait for it ... nothing.
The irony is how swift Rome has been to stomp on Traditional Orders (FFI, Canons of St. John Cantius), but lead footed when it comes to homosexual predators within the hierarchy.
Here are some key links that have been tracking this aspect of the Crisis of the Church:
Lifesitenews: Cardinal Burke responds to former us nuncios letter
Lifesitenews: Texas bishop urges thorough investigation
Lifesitenews: Pope Francis "i-am-not-going-to-say-a-word-about-archbishop-viganos-statemen"
Lifesitenews: Cardinal Wuerl from denial to dead silence
Rorate Caeli: Explosive: Former Nuncio to the US - "Pope Francis knew it all. He must resign."
Rorate Caeli: Texas Bishop: "I find the Viganò allegations to be credible."
Rorate Caeli: OP-ED - "The McCarrick Affair: The Pope knew. Here is why he must resign."
1P5: Pope Refuses to Answer
For this last one I'm going to quote Steve Skojec:
It’s an act of hubris so stunning, I can’t say I’ve ever seen anything like it.Ok, I'll grant that this is perhaps the biggest act of hubris in the last while, however I would posit that deciding to make up a Mass is perhaps an even bigger act of hubris.
Confronted on the plane back from Ireland by a reporter from CBS News who wanted a simple true or false answer about whether the pope could confirm allegations that former apostolic nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò had personally told him about McCarrick’s sexual abuse in 2013, Francis dodges the question and redirects it back at the journalist in the most unconvincing, condescending way imaginable.I think that Pope Francis' reaction, based on past performance, was predictable.
“I will respond to your question,” says the pope in a video of the plane presser translated by LifeSiteNews. “But I would prefer that we first speak about the trip, and then other topics … This morning I read that statement. I read it, and I will say sincerely that I must tell you all this — you [CBS] and all of you who are interested: Read the statement carefully yourselves and make your own judgment. I am not going to say a word about this. I believe that the statement speaks for itself, and you all have sufficient journalistic ability to draw conclusions.”So his response is a non-response.
“It is an act of trust,” he continues. “When a little time goes by, and you have drawn conclusions, perhaps I will speak about it, but I would like your professional maturity to do this work. It will do you all good, really.”Ok, so I think that the Pope just got caught with his hands in the proverbial cookie jar.
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No, I mean really, did you expect something good to come from them on purpose?
It has been stated that the corruption in the Church goes all the way to the top of the hierarchy - the Pope.
Traditional Catholics have known this for decades as we've seen Modernist and Liberal agendas promoted to the detriment of the Faith.
So, please don't fall into the "ain't it awful" trap.
It is what it is - a crisis brought on by hubris - pride. That is the core issue with modernism and the liberals. They shirk off responsibility and say: I know better.
This latest episode changes nothing about the reality of this crisis, in the end it will be yet another footnote.
So, pray, do penance and be patient, that is how you will survive and how to help the Church.