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.
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Been hearing about "Uncle Teddy's misadventures" for years now. Why did it take so long?ReplyDelete
Just what the Church needs: another HomoPrelateReplyDelete
McCarrick is only the tip of the iceberg. Hang on to your stomach contents people, and more importantly to the hem of the robe of Jesus, under the Mantle of Mary, I have the feeling that this sickening 'house of cards' is beginning to tumble down........for all to see.ReplyDelete
"It's no secret that Pope Francis himself is quite sympathetic to sodomites.".......That could be because Francis might be one of them! Birds of a feather flock together.ReplyDelete
Thank you for your service to Jesus Christ and to his church. You are doing your part and I thank you.ReplyDelete
Of course he has no recollection because there are just too many victims and partners. I say partners because while I have no doubt many victims were very young boys, 10 years old or thereabouts, some were older, as this victim. A 16 year old is capable of defending themselves from a predator, so it gets rather murky. Why did this victim never mention it to his parents, why was he still a member of that parish? These situations seem more corruption than abuse, it is corrupting to sexually molest a young man of 16, it is vile beyond words to sexually touch a child. God draws the line, I certainly can't, but these predators certainly are bold. Nonetheless, the responsibility is on the adult, certainly a priest. It is the most disgusting thing imaginable, a priest putting his hands on a boy or young man. He who represents God, what a horrific outrage. More than anything else he has insulted God, acted in his stead and yet done the unthinkable. Hell yawns before these perpetrators, and he in his old age! Does he fear God? He ought!
He has no doubt had hundreds of victim/partners over the years. This is a disordered obsession, there is never "one" victim. It is a sick, perverted distortion of love and control, played out again and again in the homosexuals mind. There is no cure, no treatment. There are no limits, it is sex with one and all, and the young, virile, handsome boys of 12, 13, 14, etc., are the honey to which these dastardly old farts are drawn. It has only evil results, confusing a boy or young man, the confusion can last a lifetime. They are creating new recruits, in the most satanic sense, because the victim often becomes the molester, as we have seen time and time again. So McCarrick molests a boy, the boy grows to teenage years and starts his career of molesting, and on and on it goes. But there is never "just one".
All victims need to come out, for the good of the church, whatever is left of it. It is already a hollowed out shell from these men, who are not only homosexuals, they are dissidents who harbor a hatred for all that is good and decent, that which they are now working so hard to wipe out so there is none to condemn their demonic behavior. They are Legion, only God can stop them.
Kathleen, you raise some excellent points that I will broach in my next post.Delete
Something tells me that Theodore Cowardinal McCarrick is about to have his #MeToo moment!ReplyDelete
I pray that you are correct. He is removed while the allegations are being investigated. Let us pray that this investigation is not some kangaroo court that will rubber-stamp exonerate him.Delete
Not going to happen. Too many "nephews" out there.Delete