|You know the reform measure we were going to|
vote on? Uh...we aren't. Sex abuse isn't so urgent
all according to the pope Y'all can take a nap.
What a way to open a meeting!
All the work going into the Fall Bishops' Assembly to address the sex abuse crisis is being tabled because the Vatican sent a message yesterday: Nothing doing! Don't you dare vote on those reform measures that were supposed to constitute the AGENDA for the week.
And doesn't it just warm your heart to know that Cardinal Blase Cupich popped up before Cardinal DiNardo even finished speaking to proclaim his support for the pope and assure everyone that His Holiness is taking the abuse crisis seriously.
Excuse me for laughing but this is the pope who is, himself, implicated in the cover-up of sex abuse in Argentina and one who has continually smothered the truth in ambiguity and confusion. Oh he throws a rhetorical bone proclaiming orthodoxy now and then while pulling the rug out from under the truth on a regular basis.
As for Cupich...Hey, Chicago is a bastion of homosexual sex abuse, even at the cathedral! And Cupich is a propagandist for homosexuality and those who promote it like Fr. James Martin, whom he calls the leading evangelizer of youth. (God help us!)
If all of this sounds like business as usual, maybe it is. Remember, the bishops started talking about clergy sex abuse in 2002 at the Dallas meeting, dusted off their hands, and proclaimed the problem solved. So why are we here 16 years later with the problem as big and evil as ever?
One answer: There's a well-tested tactic to defuse a situation and disappear it. DELAY, DELAY, DELAY! Maybe everyone will get bored and go back to sleep. The wagons are circled as usual; the smelly sheep held at bay, God's in his heaven, all's right with the world.
Except it isn't!
And the laity should be outraged by this latest development which I expect will be a big subject at tomorrow's rally in Baltimore.
So what exactly are the bishops going to talk about this week? The weather? The big bad flock of sheep meeting nearby to pray and call for reform? The menus at local bars and restaurants? I'll be in Baltimore, but nowhere near the bishops. The one time I tried to get press credentials representing The Wanderer a number of years ago, the press office said yes and then pulled them when I went to pick them up. No meeting for you!
Frankly, I was not surprised. The bishops' bureaucracy is committed to the Democrat Death Peddlers. This time of year the Campaign for Human Development collection reminds us of it. The bishops spend our money to promote moral evil and then spend more of it to pay off lawsuits for the bishops and priests in their ranks who commit it. Hey, who are you to judge, just pony up the funds to pay off the victims!
Lord Jesus, come!