Former Vatican Official Accuses Pope Francis of Knowingly Reinstating Abusive Cardinal


Breitbart: In a bombshell report, the Vatican’s former ambassador to the United States has accused Pope Francis of reinstating Cardinal Theodore McCarrick to a position of prominence despite knowing of McCarrick’s sexual abuse of priests, seminarians, and laypeople, including minors.

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò released an 11-page affidavit on Saturday alleging that Pope Benedict had imposed “canonical sanctions” on Cardinal McCarrick in 2009-2010 forbidding him from traveling, celebrating Mass in public, or participating in public meetings, but that Pope Francis later lifted these sanctions and made McCarrick a close personal advisor.

Presenting himself as a whistleblower, Viganò declares that bishops “must have the courage to tear down the culture of secrecy and publicly confess the truths we have kept hidden.” more …

Opinion: It was quite a weekend. Late Saturday came the announcement of the passing of Vietnam war hero US Senator John McCain. Sunday morning news broke that a high-ranking Catholic Archbishop had warned Pope Francis in 2013 that Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who had been sentenced to a life of penance by former Pope Benedict, had a thick file of prior abuse.

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viga and a growing chorus of Catholic voices are calling for Francis to resign.

Sunday afternoon very bizarre news broke (here) about a mass grave containing the remains of up to 800 babies and children at a former Catholic home for unmarried mothers in Tuam, Co Galway Ireland run by nuns from the Bon Secours order.

Hundreds of people taking part in a vigil have called for the remains of “hundreds of babies” to be exhumed from the site (here)

It that’s not enough, a mass (video game) shooting left 3 dead and 11 injured at a gun-free entertainment area in Jacksonville, Florida (here).

All that and I kept my promise to Editor to take a day of rest.

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