Staff is enjoying the Memorial Day Weekend May 24-27. Daily shows will resume on May 28.
I'm Michael Voris wrapping up our coverage of the bishops' sex abuse meeting here in Baltimore, or rather what was supposed to be a meeting about clerical sex abuse — which is mostly homosexual clergy sex abuse.
But it didn't exactly turn out that way once the gay mob in Rome abruptly ordered the U.S. bishops to cancel their planned vote on trying to get to the bottom of things. After that happened, not much else did.
There were speeches and grandstanding and controlling of events by Rome's waterboy, Cdl. Cupich, and as an aside, what a frightening thought that he may very well be voting on the next pope — him and quite a few others.
But some things did happen that were a cause for hope. A number of the less big-name bishops did speak out and assert Catholicism, which must have been shocking to some of their fellow prelates. Bishops Strickland of Tyler, Texas; Daly of Spokane, Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois; Cozzens of St. Paul and Minneapolis; and McKnight of Jefferson City were the few who publicly insisted on fidelity to the Church's teaching.
And thank God for them. Privately, a number of other bishops were also applauding them but, because they haven't quite gotten up the nerve yet, remained in the background. They need to change that — and fast.
But no doubt about it, the entire meeting was dominated by what Abp. Viganò correctly labeled the homosexual current so dominant in the hierarchy. Cupich has clearly emerged as the conductor of this gay orchestra, and the bishops here know it.
At one point, a vote was taken to recommend the Vatican make public the entire file of McCarrick. Cupich seized control and made known — for a bunch of politically motivated reasons dressed up to appear reasonable — that the bishops should vote down any such measure.
They dutifully compiled by a vote of roughly 130-80 — no transparency needed. When Cdl. O'Malley suggested what many consider to be a change in the definition of "vulnerable adults" when categorizing sex abuse victims, it was again Cupich who seized control and said things would be complicated involving priests having sex with adults if the adults were consenting.
Every time the man speaks, he sounds more like a corporate chieftain than a successor of the Apostles. The mystery is: has he been given complete freedom by Rome to control the conference the way he sees fit, or is he consulting every step of the way and checking in with Rome frequently?
At this rate, it is far less than the conference of U.S. bishops, it would be more accurate to describe it as the Cupich Conference and some other bishops just hanging out. Current president Daniel DiNardo has effectively been removed from any serious power or authority. That was evident by the smackdown he received from Francis in August when the Pope told him to take a hike when he asked for an investigation into the McCarrick affair.
Cupich is beyond doubt in control of the U.S. hierarchy, just as his successor Joseph Bernardin — also from Chicago — was in control. And he is in control because Rome — the homosexualist current in Rome — has anointed him to be so.
Cupich has been the one parading around the world announcing a revolution in the Church, a paradigm shift in the Church — all his words. For a papacy claiming to be so down with the idea of local control, it appears that's the desire — until it's not.
Cupich is Rome's man in America and the instrument by which Rome will control everything it can in the United States in the continuing effort to advance modernism.
James Martin will still romp around the nation declaring sodomy is a gift from God and all who oppose it are mean.
Thomas Rosica will go on saying which sites are the only approved sites in Catholic social media and all others are to be not trusted.
And Cupich will continue to assert his will, which is the will of the homosexual current, whenever he feels the need to flex his muscle.
In closing, we bumped into Cupich in the hotel lobby and asked him why he says active homosexual couples should be allowed to receive Holy Communion.
Here's a very brief clip of the end of our very brief visit.
I asked the question, and he scurried up the escalator.
Yep, got to get to that meeting — very important meeting, got to get to the meeting.
We asked another bishop if he believed what Cupich says about active homosexuals being able to receive Holy Communion, and he said no, he doesn't agree with that.
When we pressed him and said, "Well then, why don't you say something to Cupich and challenge him?" he answered back, "Well, he didn't ask me."
There are a few good men here. Their ranks need to swell and swell soon if there is any hope for the Church in America. U.S. Catholics have had enough wimps wearing miters.