….Finally, there are also those who cannot believe that the Pope is so tone deaf to the fallout of the Uncle Ted McCarrick scandal in the American Church that he would promote a prelate like McElroy who was a longtime associate and friend of McCarrick’s, benefited from McCarrick’s promotion of his ecclesiastical career, and who surely must have known something about Uncle Ted’s darker proclivities and yet said nothing. After all, the veteran expert on priestly sex abuse, the late Richard Sipe, had warned McElroy about McCarrick long ago with the latter, once again, doing nothing and giving Sipe the cold shoulder. However, Sipe was not without his own baggage in the form of a clear agenda, so the cold shoulder may have been McElroy’s way of saying that “advice” from such tendentious sources was not welcome. Or not.
Who really knows? And that is precisely the point. In an era where the Church’s credibility in the public arena has been fatally compromised by the rolling nightmare of the sex abuse scandals, Pope Francis should have perhaps taken this into deeper consideration before promoting McElroy, who was the face of obstruction (along with Cardinals Cupich and Tobin), to the efforts of the USCCB to pressure the Vatican for more transparency on the status of the McCarrick investigation.
Indeed, McElroy was one of the bishops who voted against a USCCB petition pressing the Vatican for more transparency and speed in the McCarrick investigation. I repeat: he voted against transparency. Which marks him off as either someone who is: A) personally compromised himself in the McCarrick situation and who is seeking to cover things up; B) uncaring toward the victims of abuse; C) a Pope Francis sycophant who was simply trying to shield the Pope from criticism; or D) all, or some combination, of the above.
All that said, I think there is a need to identify the root issue at stake in all of these concerns and criticisms. Beyond particular and proximate issues such as LBTQIAA+++ promotion, Eucharistic discipline, sex abuse scandals, and obstructionism, it is important to ask a simple question: why does Pope Francis like Bishop McElroy enough to make him a Cardinal? After all, the man has some serious baggage….
The above comes from a June 2 posting by Larry Chapp in Catholic World Report.
The Lavender Mafia is growing in power. Of course, they don’t want transparency, in sexual or other matters. Why else would the Pope’s promised “most transparent Vatican” in history still keep the China deal that McCarrick negotiated, after being brought out of “retirement,” a secret?
They operate in darkness. And, we know about darkness from Jesus, who teaches us “open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.” (Acts 26:18)
Pray for corrupt and corrupting clergy. And, pray for all the faithful, including clergy, who are walking in the Light.
What’s the No. 1 mistake made by those who say that heretics remain Catholics until warned and excommunicated?
Open heresy just is a state of non-membership; excommunication is a punishment added by law.
One who says that a heretic is a Catholic is himself rendered a heretic per the Church Herself.
“Why McElroy made cardinal given his McCarrick ties?”
Something to Ponder:
“in Spite of?”
Its Cardinal Blase Cupich’s doing.
I hate that pic. Please don’t post that again. It says it all. Worth more than 1,000 words, and everyone should have been able to tell what was going on.
I hate that darned filthy, evil photo, too. Burn it! And how many more petitions will I be asked to sign, requesting that Pope Francis not make McElroy a Cardinal, because McElroy champions the LGBT agenda, and as the San Diego Bishop, refused to see therapist Richard Sipe, denying Sipe’s reports of McCarrick’s sexual misconduct? Sipe had many psychotherapy clients who were victims of McCarrick– and were tragically betrayed by the Church.
Um, you can’t burn a digital photo. It’s a file.
Is McCarrick still alive?
Why McElroy made cardinal given his McCarrick ties? answer= Because the homo-heretics are currently running the Church. May Christ’s justice be swift.
Did you read about the Italian gay pride parade that featured a topless statue of the Blessed Virgin? Blasphemy.
The gays are sick in the head. They must be resisted and stopped.
The red hat is the reward for ignoring the evidence and aiding the cover-up. Note that McCarrick’s trial, scheduled for early 2022, has not yet taken place. He is still being sheltered from the consequences of his abuses.
Let’s hope he’s not somewhere near Rome biding his time for a ” presidential pardon” along with a last minute ‘special exception’ to the age limit so he can be considered for a potential come- from- behind dark horse run to take the triple crown
The rumor that Pope Francis is going to retire makes sense when one considers that he would be around to control the election of his successor.
Birds of a feather: Pope Francis, Cupich, Tobin, McElroy and quite a few others, including Dolan. Gomez still is being punished for his attempt to silence Roger the Dodger Mahony shortly after Gomez was appointed Archbishop, a move that Bergoglio reversed. How many US Archdioceses are not headed up by a Cardinal? Yet, the relatively small Diocese of San Diego, which is under the jurisdiction of Archbishop Gomez is about to have one.
Yes Xavier, it does seem that birds of a feather flock together. The choice of McElroy, and I know this sounds crazy, may indicate P. Francis’ desired successor, as the two seem to be of like mind. Yes, this is pure speculation, but in my poor mind not beyond the realm of (maybe a remote) possibility.
This article is a disgusting example of pure speculation and “yellow journalism.” It is shameful that CCD posts such rubbish.
“This article is a disgusting example of pure speculation and “yellow journalism.” It is shameful that CCD posts such rubbish.” For the record, the Dan who posted this is not the Dan who for years has posted at Cal Catholic. We are clearly birds of a very different feather, for I regard the choice of McElroy as one more disaster in a long series of disasters of this pontificate. If this new Dan posts as frequently as I have over the years, I may start using my surname so as to distinguish myself from the new Dan, or go from Dan to Daniel to accomplish the same.
Dan (the long-time poster), just add the initial of your last name so that we know it’s you.
Good idea. It is better not to put one’s full last name — unless one has full security.
Our Pope and prelates need to preach and teach Christian morality, and inculcate it in children and families. The darkened world of today, is desperate for moral and spiritual leadership. I just read that a middle school librarian in Loudoun Couuty, Virginia, was confronted regarding a book for middle schoolers in her library, on “sex work,” or prostitution. When confronted about the book, this librarian defended the book, stating that probably lots of students may be sex workers or may be interested in the field.
Our modern world is not very safe for families and children anymore. The LGBT agenda-is everywhere. Our Church needs to get busy with preaching, teaching, and restoring Christian morality– and insisting on it, everywhere.
Current statistics also state that in today’s Death Culture society, ten percent of all school-age children will suffer sexual molestation at the hands of a school teacher. May God help us.
Also, statistics state that one in every ten children in today’s Death Culture, will be sexually molested during childhood, before age 18. What can be done to save America’s innocent children– and put an end to these tragedies?
Many of the names in these articles were long in place before Pope Francis. The question for me is, who, back 20 or 30 years ago, behind the scenes, was calling forth these very corrupt people to be bishops?