We are living in an age of enlightenment, folks, and it’s high time that we come to terms with it.
While “blame” may not be the best word here, we certainly owe this coming omnipotence to the internet, and how much smaller it has made our world. In an instant, we can share a photo, video, story, confession, testimonial, or opinion that could go “viral”. We have the power to now share our ideas with the rest of the world in real time. Tools such as Twitter, for all of the trouble they’ve fallen into recently, are still incredibly powerful, and were on the fast track to giving the power back to the people…before they were corrupted by the liberal-globalist corporate cabal.
An unfortunate part of this newfound ability to spread a message at the speed of type is that we’re going learn a whole lot of things that we probably didn’t want to know. Or, at least, we will be confronted with realities that are uncomfortable and disturbing.
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In this vein, the Catholic Church comes to mind, especially after the recent revelations about the extent to which a pedosexual culture has been cultivated within the clergy.
The question that no one wants to ask is: Is the Catholic Church openly harboring pedophiles, or are they creating them outright? Given the systemic nature of the issue, there are no other options to ponder.
Now, new information is coming to light that could implicate the Pope himself in the scandal.
A former Vatican ambassador to the U.S. said Sunday that he told Pope Francis in 2013 about allegations of sexual abuse against a prominent priest — and that Francis took no action. Now he is calling for Francis to step down.
Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano made the claims in a lengthy statement that concludes with a call for Francis’ resignation: “In this extremely dramatic moment for the universal Church, he must acknowledge his mistakes and, in keeping with the proclaimed principle of zero tolerance, Pope Francis must be the first to set a good example to Cardinals and Bishops who covered up McCarrick’s abuses and resign along with all of them,” he writes.
CBS News spoke on a video call with Vigano, who confirmed he wrote the statement and said he was speaking out now “to combat the grave situation in the church, to protect the church and also to stop future abuse.” He told CBS News producer Anna Matranga that he had no agenda and was stating facts.
Curious how “stop future abuse” is third on Vigano’s priority list, isn’t it?
Vigano, who retired in 2016 at age 75, described an exchange with Francis on June 23, 2013, shortly after he became pope. It involved Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington, D.C., who resigned last month over claims he sexually abused seminary students and an altar boy.
Vigano writes that he told Francis about the allegations: “Holy Father, I don’t know if you know Cardinal McCarrick, but if you ask the Congregation for Bishops there is a dossier this thick about him. He corrupted generations of seminarians and priests and Pope Benedict ordered him to withdraw to a life of prayer and penance.”
Given how fast word travels these days, it seems that even the Catholic Church can no longer hide its sins for a sufficient amount of time to cover them up.
Welcome to the new world, folks, where the evil in men can no longer be obscured by even the holiest of charades.