Monday, November 12, 2018

Pp. Peronista Needs Time To Bury the Bodies

What's interesting is how ham-handed this move is.  Peronista-handed, actually....

...In the opening minutes of their meeting, the bishops heard a surprising report: Pope Francis had asked them not to vote on any of their proposals.

The pope does not want U.S. bishops to act to address bishops’ accountability on sexual abuse until he leads a worldwide meeting in February of church leaders, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, told the gathered bishops as the meeting opened Monday morning.

“At the insistence of the Holy See, we will not be voting on the two action items,” DiNardo said....
It's time-consuming to shred or burn all the documentary evidence in the Vatican's archives and its diplomatic outpost cabinets and safes.

And it's tone-deaf, a mark of a dictatorial temperament.  Pp. Franny could have allowed the US Bishops to pass all the "reform" resolutions they want, and then just sat on them in Rome until after the February meeting of the Central Committee.

Instead, he telegraphs culpability.  And all these years we thought Jesuits were smart cookies.  Ha!

1 comment:

GOR said...

This is typical Vatican - and Italian - strategy: delay, delay, delay, until people have forgotten what it was about anyway. In line with the pope's strategy of "not saying one word" about...Archbishop Vigano's testimony (you could compose a thesaurus on the words he "didn't say" in his daily diatribes, er, 'homilies'...

Unfortunately for the current Papal regime, Americans are not put off that easily. We're taking names and keeping count. Keep this up and see how "Peter's Pence" and other collections take a dive and dry up.

This pontificate will be compared to - and may even exceed - the Borgia depredations.