Saturday, February 16, 2019
Edit: defrocked doesn’t really mean much. I’d expect they’re suspending him a divinis, and so it’s a wonder, since that’s usually reserved for intransigents who believe that sodomy is a grave sin, like the late Bishop Rogelio Plan , who was shut out of his episcopal residence without warning and basically thrown on the street by the Gang of Mercy. He didn’t get a cushy retirement home in Kansas a reasonable drive from a large metropolitan area and a few blocks from a Catholic grade school like Uncle Ted.
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday.
McCarrick, 88, is the highest-ranking churchman to be laicized, as the process is called. It means he can no longer celebrate Mass or other sacraments, wear clerical vestments or be addressed by any religious title.
The scandal swirling around him was particularly damning to the church's reputation in the eyes of the faithful because it apparently was an open secret that he slept with adult seminarians. Francis removed McCarrick as a cardinal in July after a U.S. church investigation determined that an allegation he fondled a teenage altar boy in the 1970s was credible.
Monday, February 11, 2019
"The upper echelon is to fight the action for the 'left clergy'".
Friday, February 8, 2019
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
For the purposes of this exercise, he's singled out a traditional contemplative female order was suppressed by Benedict XVI. He excused his predecessor, as if to say, surely he did nothing wrong. He was a strong leader.
We'd already covered this, here, here, and the superior's comment here
One of the commenters said they went on to form a new Society, Sisters of the Morning Star, which was founded in 2014 and has 250 members worldwide.
Photo from article by Marian T. Horvath....
Sunday, January 27, 2019
"Cipriani has fallen".
It corresponds exactly to the description that he published yesterday.
"It is a diocesan priest of Lima, student of Gustavo Gutierrez and friend of the leadership at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.
And to sum up the other side of the coin, he is totally against the Cipriani line.
He is a priest who rebelled against the bishop during the 20 years of Cipriani in Lima. He never participated in retreats or priestly meetings with the Cardinal. He never participated in liturgical ceremonies with the Cardinal, such as Corpus Christi, Chrism Mass, etc. "
"What happened in Peru today is not describable. It's a shame. Never before would an unsuitable person obtain the seat of the primate of Peru. But you do not know where the greater blame lies, with the appointee or with the appointed."
"And Cipriani, an extraordinary archbishop whose immense work they want to destroy, knows that at the last moment one can not prevent the decreed death by shameful moaning, as some have said. Today it was shown that it was pointless. He will now die with dignity without lamenting the dagger that struck him down. That's the way it is with Opus Dei. Just like that."
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Trans: Tancred firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, January 25, 2019
"Warning to Benedict XVI. of a Kasper - Anti-Ratzinger pontificate in planning.”
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Part of doing Penance demands contrition. The once invulnerable McCarrick has not given any indication he is sorry for his sins.
Link to Motley Monk...