Cardinals attack pope, homosexual ‘plague’

This 14 August 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

Dioceses of Pennsylvania | Grand Jury Report on Catholic Church Priest Abuse Released

Pennsylvania officials have released a landmark grand jury report that identifies more than 300 “predator priests” who molested children in six dioceses. It also accuses church leaders of taking steps to cover up the abuse. The report emerged from one of the nation’s most exhaustive investigations of clergy sexual abuse. The report echoes the findings of many earlier church investigations around the country in its description of widespread sexual abuse by clergy and church officials’ concealment of it.

Read more here and here.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Cardinals duo on the eve of the abuse summit: homosexuality is the problem

Two prominent cardinals have fiercely criticized the Vatican and the pope in an open letter. The sexual abuse within the church, according to them, is because “the plague” of homosexuality increasingly determines the agenda within the Vatican.

According to the two ultra-conservative cardinals, the US American Raymond Burke and the German Walter Brandmüller, the pope wrongly proclaims that the abuse originates in clericalism, the way some members of the clergy place themselves as a superior group above the law.

The criticism comes on the eve of a big bishops’ meeting in the Vatican, which will begin tomorrow. There, at the request of Pope Francis, some 140 bishops from all over the world will come together to discuss the problem of child abuse within the Roman Catholic Church. On Sunday, Francis will close the meeting with a speech.

NOS Vatican correspondent Andrea Vreede says that according to Burke and Brandmüller the church is in a deep moral crisis and that the homosexuals in the church are mainly responsible for this. …

No, Your Eminence Burke and Your Eminence Brandmüller: not ‘the homosexuals in the church’ are the problem. It is the closet gay homophobes in the church, jointly with the heterosexual homophobes.

Burke and Brandmüller argue that the church has become rudderless because it does mot follow the right teaching. In 2016, together with two other cardinals, they fiercely criticized the pope for creating an opportunity for divorced Catholics who have remarried before the law to go to communion anyway.

From the BBC today:

Cardinal Burke has links to former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon, who will reportedly be in Rome during the summit.

Something strange is happening here. Under conservative predecessors of the present Pope Francis I, right-wingers like Burke, Brandmülller and Dutch cardinal Eijk used to say again and again: the Roman Catholic Church is not a democracy, but a hierarchy. The pope represents God on earth and has absolute power. Roma locuta, causa finita: once the great pontiff in Rome has spoken about some issue, then Roman Catholics lower in the pecking order should not dare to have views different from the pope’s. If there is any danger to the unity of the church, then it is 100% the fault of rank and file left-wingers; never ever of the right-wing pope.

However, now, presto! they suddenly attack Pope Francis

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