Pope Francis Says Accused Pastors Are Like Jesus on ‘Good Friday’

Pope Francis Says Accused Pastors Are Like Jesus on ‘Good Friday’, by Thomas Williams.

Bishops who are accused should remain silent like Jesus on Good Friday when the crowds called out for his crucifixion, Pope Francis said Tuesday. …

Last week, Francis compared Vatican whistleblower Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò to Satan, the “Great Accuser,” after Viganò released an 11-page document filled with allegations of the mishandling of serial homosexual abuser Cardinal Theodore McCarrick by high-ranking prelates, including the pope himself. …

The pope’s reference to the silence of Jesus before his accusers Tuesday reflects his own option to deny comments to reporters seeking to know whether any of the allegations are true. …

Since that time, a number of bishops have criticized the pope’s “no comment” media strategy, insisting the allegations are very serious and that Francis has the duty to clarify the facts to provide the “accountability” for which he himself has called.

This Pope’s a real doozy. He appears to be under the undue influence of the Marxists and homosexual cliques in his Church, as he makes a lot of breaks with traditional church practice. Is the Pope Catholic? Maybe not this one.

Reader Charles:

I always suspected that Pope Francis was an adherent of liberation theology. I read a book called The KGB years ago where it was noted that liberation theology was an invention of the KGB. The Pope definitely leans left. That explains why recently the NYT praised him on climate change and migrant policy. Name another time when the NYT has praised a Pope. Liberals hate Christians.

This statement by the Pope finishes any support I might have had for him.  He is blind to the truth. It would seem the Pope cannot accept what has happened in the child abuse scandal.  Things are not likely to get fixed.

UPDATE: Record $27.5 million settlement in NY Catholic child sex abuse case with four men, by AFP.

The sum breaks down to $6.87 million for each of the victims, who were between the ages of eight and 12 at the time.

“This is the largest settlement ever involving individual victims,” said attorney Ben Rubinowitz. …

News of the settlement came as several US states, worried by a report in August detailing decades of sexual abuse involving more than 300 Catholic priests in Pennsylvania, are looking into historic abuse cases in their own jurisdictions.

The Church was also rocked by the resignation in July of US Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, an influential ex-bishop of Washington.

He was accused of sexually abusing a teenager while working as a priest in New York in the early 1970s.

hat-tip Charles