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Homoclericalism is the common theme running through the current scandal found in the 300-page dossier that names members of the gay lobby, in the 2002 clerical sex abuse scandal and the recent scandal involving former Cdl. Theodore McCarrick — which Abp. Carlo Maria Viganò clarified goes all the way to Pope Francis.
Pope Francis met with representatives of the U.S. bishops on Thursday headed by Cdl. Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston who, last month, advocated, as president of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops, for an investigation into the "many questions surrounding Archbishop McCarrick."
The cardinal added, "The recent letter of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò brings particular focus and urgency to this examination. The questions raised deserve answers that are conclusive and based on evidence."
The outcome of that meeting hasn't been fully reported, but looking at the man in charge, it seems doubtful that a full investigation would be authorized. One reason for this doubt is that the subject of the investigation is Pope Francis himself. In his testimony, Abp. Viganò recounts
telling the Pope about McCarrick's homosexual predation of seminarians.
"He corrupted generations of seminarians and priests and Pope Benedict ordered him to withdraw to a life of prayer and penance," Viganò wrote.
Pope Francis, however, ignored Viganò's testimony and rehabilitated McCarrick.
Watch the panel discuss the outing of the homosexual network in Friday's Download—Leaked Vatican Dossier
. This week's topics on The Download
include tone-deaf bishops and the hunt for Viganò, among others.
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