As most people know by now, Pope Francis has appointed Spokane's Bishop Blase Cupich as Archbishop of Chicago to succeed the ailing Cardinal George. This appointment, particularly on the heels of the de facto sacking of Cardinal Burke to the hinterlands, causes much consternation to faithful Catholics.
It was exactly three years ago when Cupich forbade his Spokane priests to participate in the 40 Days for Life Campaign. I wrote rather extensively about that disgrace. Moreover, when the Messiah Most Miserable polluted the once-holy grounds of Notre Dame University, he did not join the protests of other US bishops against that debacle.
My friend at Les Femmes reported on what some progressive rags are saying about Cupich. They are ecstatic. Given what I wrote above, their glee (from their perspective) has basis. Now we read how the gay rag, the Advocate, chortles over this appointment. Ladies and gentlemen, they advocate mortal sin to the detriment of their immortal souls. Why do you think they gloat? Because they believe that they have in Cupich someone who won't trouble their consciences with the truth!
There also seems to have been some considerable - how do I say it? - political maneuverings within the Vatican to secure this appointment. Rorate Caeli believes that Cardinal Oullet and the Congregation for Bishops were sidestepped by Pope Francis at the suggestion of the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States. Missing from the Congregation of Bishops, of course, is Cardinal Burke - removed by the Pope and replaced by Cardinal Wuerl. Rocco Palmo of Whispers in the Loggia has key points to ponder (his post is long, but work your way through it). He seems to think that Cardinal O'Malley and Cardinal Wuerl gave support to Cupich's nomination (I can see them also lobbying to keep Cardinal Burke away from that see).
There have been way too many ominous signs from the Vatican to ignore. The enemy lies within and his minions wear clerical garb. While we know that the gates of hell will not prevail against the Church, in this struggle the forces of hell can wreak much havoc and cause the eternal damnation of countless souls. Pray your Rosaries and beg God's mercy on His wounded Church.
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