by Katie Grimes, E&E Legal Senior Media Fellow
As Appearing in Flash Report
Is the Rot Unraveling in the Catholic Church? It appears this may be the case. But Pope Francis refuses to address this rot signifying that he is no leader.
Evil thrives in an environment of permissiveness and appeasement, as we have witnessed in Catholic parishes and dioceses throughout America. However, good priests and bishops who tried to expose the rot were cast aside, accused of mental instability and ruined, and/or laicized.In Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment in 2015, he very powerfully and emotionally attacks western nations for excessive consumption, which he then says is causing global warming. Imagine for a moment as you read the encyclical, the Pope instead spoke about clergy homosexuality and corruption, in place of climate change.Pope Francis’ quotes from his 2015 encyclical:
“We must not forget the grave social consequences of climate change.” He should have said, “We must not forget the grave social consequences of “predatory priests and clergy homosexuality.“
The Pope spoke of mistreating “our common home,” but not about the mistreatment of our children and young men. “Never have we so hurt and mistreated our common home as we have in the last 200 years,” he said, when he should have said, “Never have we so hurt and mistreated ‘our boys and young seminarians’ as we have in the last 200 years.”
Pope Francis spoke of “The exploitation of the planet,” but not the exploitation of boys and young men by predatory priests and bishops.
In this quote, remember that Pope Francis is speaking of climate change, and not about the boys and young men preyed upon by corrupt priests and bishops: “Will our generation be remembered for having generously shouldered its grave responsibilities?”
And remember when Pope Francis blasted the ‘Perverse Attitudes’ of climate change deniers? (He sounded more like Gov. Jerry Brown than a Vicar of Christ). Climate change is “one of the most worrying phenomena our humanity is experiencing,” Pope Francis wrote in a 2017 letter sent to world leaders gathered for the United Nations’ annual climate change conference. What a shame he did not address the “perverse attitudes” of predatory priests and bishops.