From LifeSiteNews. I'll have more to say on this later when time allows, and will add to this post. Suffice it now to say that I'm not the least bit surprised.
As promised, I will add my two cents worth now that I have some time. As a reminder, I have lived in the Archdiocese of Washington since early childhood - about 54 years. That means I endured the reign of Cardinal McCarrick and his ever-increasing progressive pandering. At one time, faithful Catholics could make their displeasure known via the Catholic Standard's "letters to the editor". Once McCarrick made known his disdain for Canon 915, the Standard ceased their "letters to the editor" because they were hearing from thousands of faithful Catholics (including me). To date the Standard has not resumed that feature. Hence I started the site restore-dc-catholicism.com website and a few years later, this blog, to give some voice to faithful Catholics and to help coordinate some activism to clean up the Church. When McCarrick had retired and Wuerl succeeded him, we had hopes for some improvement. We know what became of those hopes.
In his retirement, McCarrick had not kept any silence. Put the word "McCarrick" in the search box in the top left to see how he, in his retirement, continued to trash the credibility of the Church. We haven't heard from him too much lately and I assume he's just slowing down due to his advanced age. So much for this background.
Let's look closely at his statement as quoted by LifeSiteNews. As he commented on the report of the allegation, he said. "while I have absolutely no recollection of this reported abuse". That's quite the Freudian slip. If someone were to allege that I had robbed a bank, murdered a person, committed arson, etc, my statement wouldn't indicate that "I have no recollection" for I know damned well that I didn't commit those crimes, I'd denounce the allegation vehemently and I'd take the person who made the allegations to court for slander, defamation of character, you name it. Now McCarrick has alwasy been quite slippery with his words. Might he have meant that he had no recollection of that particular incident simply because there were so many over the years that he lost track of them all?
It's no secret that Pope Francis himself is quite sympathetic to sodomites. The interim relatio at the 2014 Extraordinary Synod on the Family made that painfully obvious, as did other incidents detailed in various blogposts. So why, oh why, did McCarrick get sacked? Did he somehow run afoul of that Bergoglio-led mafia in the Vatican? Maybe, but maybe not. We faithful Catholics have been turning up the heat on the Vatican for some time. Maybe they decided to toss to us a little bone. The Cardinal has been removed from public ministry. So what? Just how much "public ministry" is an 87-year-old doing anyway? Perhaps he's being secretly rewarded for being a "fall-guy".
It's difficult to guess the motives behind the removal of McCarrick from ministry. Suffice it to say that the Vatican is most likely operating from less-than-honorable motives. At least some sort of justice has been served, even if only meagerly. Let us pray for more cleansing of the Church's clergy.
“What can I do to help resolve the crisis in the Church?” “Pray and act.” By action, make known your dissatisfaction to the American bishops, to the Holy See, and to your fellow Catholics. Prayer is all-powerful. God wants us to pray to Him for the graces we need to remedy the evils we find in the Church today. Our prayers remind us that we are totally dependent upon God, and that God wants us to exercise our love for Him in the sweet duty of seeking His help. We must also act to stir the shepherds of the Church to recognize the serious problems we face and to do whatever is necessary to resolve these problems.
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