As of today, Archbishop Wilton Gregory is now a cardinal. As prince of the church, he will vote in the next papal enclave, if he hasn't attained the age of 80 years before then. I realize it is an unpleasant thought, but it is what it is.
The latest issue of the Catholic Standard is devoted to this coronation, crowing about the new cardinal. Of course they have to point out Gregory's race. So much for putting race behind us! In this issue appears an interview between Gregory and Mark Zimmerman, editor of the Standard. The article indicates that the interview is about Gregory's race as much as his achievements. When asked about the racial unrest and violence that plagued many Democrat-run cities this past summer, Gregory had this to say: Well first of all, I am sorry when those protests go violent or destructive, but I understand the frustration that energizes them.." Please take note of two things:
- Gregory did not condemn the violence directly as being inherently sinful, stating that the ends do not justify criminal means (the ends themselves, being Marxist-engineered, are debatable themselves). People were killed, including black police officers. I suppose Gregory doesn't think their black lives matter?
- Actually, the second point will require its own paragraph instead of a mere bullet point. So...