Pope Francis, Vatican bureaucracy, McCarrick, and the Wales clergy sexual abuse report

How long has Pope Francis been in office? Pope Francis pledges to end sexual abuse after McCarrick report, so screamed one headline. Am I dreaming or have we heard about the pope’s concern before. I vaguely recollect him putting together a commission for this issue. Wasn’t it dissolved because it couldn’t get its changes implemented because Vatican bureaucracy blocked them. Am I remembering that correctly?

Nothing has been done for how long? It is very interesting to me that a report on clergy sexual abuse in Wales came out on the same day as the McCarrick report excoriating the Church, (and rightfully so), and naming the pope as an enabler by blocking investigations, stonewalling, and not doing anything of substance to punish perpetrators. It is also telling that the McCarrick report, put together by Pope Francis’s personal lawyer, exonerates Pope Francis from all wrong doing. (Of course it does.) It all smacks of that do nothing policy, Bishops policing themselves…bishop and personal attorney are interchangeable here

So it seems that nothing will ever get done amidst the lies, cover-up’s and whitewashing that the men in power hoist onto a cynical public.

How long has Pope Francis been in office? Pope Francis pledges to end sexual abuse after McCarrick report, so screamed one headline. Am I dreaming or have we heard about the pope’s concern before. I vaguely recollect him putting together a commission for this issue. Wasn’t it dissolved because it couldn’t get its changes implemented because Vatican bureaucracy blocked them. Am I remembering that correctly?

Nothing has been done for how long? It is very interesting to me that a report on clergy sexual abuse in Wales came out on the same day as the McCarrick report excoriating the Church, (and rightfully so), and naming the pope as an enabler by blocking investigations, stonewalling, and not doing anything of substance to punish perpetrators. It is also telling that the McCarrick report, put together by Pope Francis’s personal lawyer, exonerates Pope Francis from all wrong doing. (Of course it does.) It all smacks of that do nothing policy, Bishops policing themselves…bishop and personal attorney are interchangeable here

So it seems that nothing will ever get done amidst the lies, cover-up’s and whitewashing that the men in power hoist onto a cynical public.

About follow1in3

I am a Roman Catholic priest ordained for the Diocese of Wilmington, DE who is also a victim of clergy sexual abuse. I am often angered by the insensitiviy and hostility of other clergy, the hierarchy and the so-called people-of-God. If clergy, bishops included, really and truly understood abuse, (any kind of abuse), I would not feel the need to blog on occasion. It is very frustraing.
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