Monday, August 20, 2018

The Homo Network

Dreher found Randy Engel's book on the homo network in the Catholic church.  Engel's book is very good, highly detailed, and well-researched--but it is not comprehensive.

Nevertheless, we have a picture of the 'genealogy' of Queer Church.

Start with Cd. Spellman of New York. Yup.  That guy.

Then there's Cardinal Wright...

...who moved on to become Bishop of Pittsburgh in 1959, and then migrated to Rome in 1969 to become a cardinal and the highest-ranking American in the Roman Curia. He participated in the conclave that elected Pope John Paul II, but because he was ill and confined to a wheelchair, his personal secretary, Monsignor Donald Wuerl, was allowed to accompany him into the conclave....

Gee.  Bp. Wuerl!  Hmmmmm.

Oh, it gets worse.

...Donald Wuerl became private secretary to Bishop Wright not long after his 1966 ordination. He moved into Wright’s residence in Pittsburgh, and of course followed him to Rome, after Wright was named Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy — that is, head of the Vatican’s apparatus for overseeing priests worldwide....

How very maaahhhvelous, dahling.

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