As though we don’t live in times that are stressful enough, it seems our Church leaders are making things unbearable for a large number of Catholics, from Pope Francis insensitivity and animus toward Catholics who merely want a more traditional Church and liturgy to the sex abuse scandal that first began to be reported by the National Catholic Reporter in 1983. And now news of which is so common every Catholic priest, bishop, (cardinal) and even the pope are suspected of immoral illicit sex be it disordered or not but always a mortal sin.
And now social media devices that we all have track our every movement and place we go and apps facilitate this. But there are cameras too everywhere and many have been caught with their pants down through camera surveillance.
America Magzine questions journalistic integrity in that Pillar, a new Catholic news gathering company, used its investigative reporting to discover or target a priest high up in the bishops’ conference.
America says this kind of reporting is unethical as is generalizing that a priest who is homosexually active and perphaps promiscuously so could also be a threat the minors in the Church. Is that fair to homosexuals to indicate that adult illicit homosexual relationships can lead to the abuse of minor teenage boys and children?
Pillar is being pilloried by the progressive Catholic press. The conservative press went after the National Catholic Reporter in the 80’s saying their reporting on abusive priests was painting a too broad of a stroke that implied all priests were suspected of this crime.
Should priests who are committing sexual mortal sins that endanger their eternal salvation and compromise their ministry to the laity be outed? Has Catholic news gone off the rails with too many sordid details and conjecture of what else might be true?
And has the Catholic lobby of clergy and laity who want complete acceptance of homosexual sexual activity as well as other LGBTQetc ideologies become blind to sexual mortal sins and the damnation these can bring upon the perpetrator and the scandal caused the “little ones?”