Click here for a radio program on the recent “revelations” about our Holy Father in the <em>New York Times</em>. It pretty much destroys the spurious allegations that, as Archbishop of Munich and Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, Joseph Ratzinger tried to prevent prosecution of child molesting priests.
I noted in regard to the German case that reporters show an ignorance of how the Church operates in thinking that Archbishop Ratzinger “should have known” about the priest there–archbishops have a lot of roles and often delegate them.
Something even more stupid is at work in the <em>New York Times</em> piece and its copycats. The <em>Times</em>, that prestigious journal of plagiarism and extreme left-wing propaganda, focuses on how Archbishop Rembert G Weakland–who retired amid scandal, came out in his memoir last year as an active homosexual *while he was both a bishop and a member of the Benedictine Order*, and has long been known as a stalwart of heterodoxy–wrote a letter “to Cardinal Ratzinger” at the CDF and got a response back from “his secretary.”
It struck me that once again this shows how ignorant these reporters are. Bishop Tarcisio Bertone was not “Cardinal Ratzinger’s Secretary”; he was the Secretary to the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith. In other woords <strong>he was the guy who writes the letters, the second-in-command</strong>. It is noteworthy that Cardinal Bertone is now the Vatican Secretary of State.
This is not the equivalent of someone writing to President Barack Obama and getting a letter back from his personal secretary. This is the equivalent of someone writing a letter to Obama regarding US foreign policy and getting the response from Hillary Clinton.
Further, as they explain on this recording, the real culprit of all this is Rembert G Weakland, who took 20 years to even pursue a case against this Fr. Murphy character, and the Vatican only said to stop canonical proceedings when they determined that it was too impractical to try a case that old, and the guy was dying anyway.
Though it should give us pause that this deplorable man, Rembert Weakland, was one of the principal authors of the “New Mass.”
This is about a conspiracy of hypocrites, folks. What is a hypocrite? The Pharissees were hypocrites. Why? Because they found fault <strong>only to try and bring people down</strong>. They were not trying to make people better; just to bring them down. How could they condemn Jesus for dining with tax collectors and sinners when they were there at the banquet themselves? How could they condemn the woman caught “in the very act” of adultery unless, like the men in the case of Susanna in the book of Daniel, they were admitting that they were voyeurs?
The Pharisees tried to trip Jesus up because Jesus called people to a higher standard.
Today, the Catholic Church is the main voice for morality in the world. The various permutations of the Englightenment and Freemasonry have always seen the Catholic Church as their greatest enemy, going back to the French Revolution and before. The Communists have always targeted Catohlicism, specifically, above other religions.
Today, these people are the real hypocrites. All they want is complete moral license. They don’t care about the children who are being abused. They don’t care that the vast majority of child abuse cases come from “live in” “significant others” or stepparents in divorce situations. They don’t care that the rate of child abuse among public school teachers is several times that of Catholic priests–indeed, as part of recent budget cuts, the great state of South Carolina has cut previously required “safe environment” training for teachers.