Vatican Cringe-a-thon Sex Abuse Summit Ends February 25, 2019

Feb 25, 2019 by

by Mark Lambert:

Finally the torturous sex abuse summit in Rome has drawn to a close. Torturous because it has been so incredibly cringe-worthy to see the Cardinals and Bishops Pope Francis has chosen to lead this summit trot out errors, buzzwords and meaningless platitudes on a world stage. And no one is buying what they are selling.

Key moments of cringe for me were Archbishop Scicluna, who has already shown himself to be the Pope’s useful idiot, stating the direct opposite to the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

[…]  Then there was the unsurprising news that notorious English language media attaché of the Holy See Press Office Fr Thomas Rosica, who is consistently deeply problematic (see here, here, here, etc, etc) was exposed as having engaged in prolific ‘cut and paste’ plagiarism for over a decade.

Ultimately there were no real surprises in terms of content, information, style or conclusion. I have to say I was surprised by the usually pro-Francis Crux reporter Ines San Martin who asked the most pertinent question of the week:

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See also: The corruption of the Vatican’s gay elite has been exposed, by Andrew Sullivan, Intelligencer

‘Pope is the sole legislator’ – real lives, real cover-ups overshadow global abuse summit, by Terry Mattingly, Get Religion

 

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