Even a reporter for Crux condemns the Vatican for its love of talking so much and saying so little.
There are two must read stories. It is a head scratcher. Pope Francis’ shows us how the sex abuse scandal in the 1970’s went out of control. Keep in mind, Pope Francis projects onto others “backwardism” when in fact he is the backward one, in a state of arrested development, as it regards the faux euphoria of the 1970’s.
That euphoria, a pernicious form of original sin, thought that the Church could solve all problems through dialogue, rehabilitation and reintegration of the worst of sinners. Thus, love of sinners and criminals eclipsed the pain of victims and the victims were thrown under the bus in favor of perps.
I can’t speak for the worldwide Church, but in the USA, priests who committed sexual crimes, some to gross to describe, were sent to cushy treatment facilities around the country which treated priests with these problems. There was no sense of following civil law or informing Catholic clergy and laity, that these miscreants existed, what they did and how effective their so-called rehabilitation was.
The theology that supported this ludicrous situation is based upon the Church, meaning the baptized people of God can usher in the eschaton here and now by our own merits and all that we do. Heaven on earth by our own good works. We can heal the world and every individual in it.
Pope Francis seems to embrace this ideology as it concerns sexual abuse.
Read these two articles and thank God that Cardinal Ladaria is saying NO MORE!
(The) scene this week, after the largely self-inflicted double whammy that hit Pope Francis and the Vatican in the form of developments in two gruesome abuse and cover-up stories. Both set in relief the ironic reality of the Vatican’s addiction to talk, which is at once too much and too little to control the spiraling narrative of disastrous failure to deal effectively with entrenched problems.
The first was the frankly bizarre statement that came on Monday from the Diocese of Rome regarding its “investigation” into Rome’s – better known as the base of operations for the disgraced former celebrity Jesuit, Marko Rupnik, credibly accused of serial sexual, psychological, and spiritual abuse perpetrated against nearly twenty women over three decades – which drew a clean bill of health from the probe.
Read the whole article at Crux: