Daily Archives: August 23, 2018
I didn’t have a single abusive priest or nun in 12 years of Catholic education. This horror has ownership, and the deed’s many names include Wuerl. And with Monday’s “everybody is to blame” mea non-culpa from Pope Francis, his name is on it too. Wuerl needs to resign. And the church [sic] would be better off with two retired popes and a new man absolutely dedicated to supporting the reformers, not suppressing them.
But the issue I would like to comment on today is not the details about Cardinal (for how long?) Wuerl and Pope Francis’ at the very least least stellar incompetence and stupidity.
It is the fact that five and a half years into this disgraceful Pontificate, the stupidity of the man has managed to turn against him the very icons of the secular culture whose approval he always sought. The man is the Anti-Midas: if he touches gold, it becomes shit.
The man is so stupid that he had the gall to denounce a culture of abuse and coverup in Chile, after being very publicly a part of the culture of coverup until weeks before his denunciation, and not after months of ferocious criticism. It is not only that his hypocrisy is mind-boggling; it is that his incompetence, and the incompetence of the people around him, makes a Banana Republic seem Switzerland.
When the scandal exploded, Francis did what he always does when events overcome the ability of his little brain to function: he shut up. Then he decided to still say nothing, but left the Vatican PR office to pen the most unbelievable press release, centred around the concept that only a minority of the claims were after 2002 and the Church is doing her job all right on the whole, thank you very much.
When the outrage was heard on Mars, and the fact that the Pope was still shutting up was angrily noted on Saturn, he released the Manifesto of the Banana Republic of Francislandia; which, not entirely surprisingly, stated that the remedy for Church abuse is “more solidarity”. It is like a Marxist seamless garment theory: however shitty we are, the cure for that is Socialism.
Hey, there is too much war and Capitalism in the world. This is why our priests are bad.
A snippet, chosen at random, if you don’t believe me:
Together with those efforts, every one of the baptized should feel involved in the ecclesial and social change that we so greatly need. This change calls for a personal and communal conversion that makes us see things as the Lord does. For as Saint John Paul II liked to say: “If we have truly started out anew from the contemplation of Christ, we must learn to see him especially in the faces of those with whom he wished to be identified” (Novo Millennio Ineunte, 49). To see things as the Lord does, to be where the Lord wants us to be, to experience a conversion of heart in his presence. To do so, prayer and penance will help. I invite the entire holy faithful People of God to a penitential exercise of prayer and fasting, following the Lord’s command. This can awaken our conscience and arouse our solidarity and commitment to a culture of care that says “never again” to every form of abuse.
You couldn’t make this up.
And so it happens that even the Washington Post has decided to publish an article stating that it would actually be wise if the man were to step aside; and no, such articles are never published by mistake, and they never are the opinion of one man. This is a clear editorial policy and signals that Francis has just flown out of the window at WaPo.
How the dumb have fallen. But also: how dumb did they have to be, in order to be ditched by people who would want nothing more than the continuation of Francis’ policy of destruction of everything Catholic around him.
The Dictator of the Free State of Bananas has become Pope, and it appears the homo mafia who put him there aren’t much smarter than he is, either.