What you want from the moral leader of a billion Catholics when asked if he knew of abuse by a top cardinal is a “neither confirm nor deny” statement.
And what you want from one of his highest-ranking American prelates when asked if the Pope should be a bit more forthcoming is a pitiful attempt to change the subject. The Woke Pope is woke about every subject except one, it seems:
"The Pope has a bigger agenda. He's got to get on with other things, of talking about the environment and protecting migrants and carrying on the work of the church. We're not going to go down a rabbit hole on this." - Cardinal Cupich YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME
The quote is accurate — see for yourself — but incomplete. Cupich went on to add when asked why he thought the Pope was taking such intense fire that his critics don’t like him … “because he’s a Latino.” If only he were a white European plausibly accused of turning a blind eye to molestation, this wouldn’t be happening.
Wait, the Pope is a white European by ancestry, born of two Italian immigrants in Argentina. Even the demagogic identity-politics defenses of him by his deputies are based on lies.Something's terribly wrong when not only is a high-ranking clergyman attempting to deflect examination of the Pope's role, but doing so with environmental hooey and identity politics.
The big question, of course, concerns what God is up to here. How does spiritual warfare on an institutional level serve His end?
What is his plan for the continuing safeguarding of the indestructible truth?