Pope recommends article that criticizes ‘neo-rigorist homo-sexophobic reaction’ to abuse scandal
April 03, 2019
CWN Editor's Note: During his recent in-fligh press conference, Pope Francis recommended “an article by Gianni Valente in Vatican Insider in which he talks about the Donatists.” A major theme of Valente’s article is his criticism of “cardinals and press agents enlisted full time to obsessively-compulsively sell the mantra for which the spread of sexual abuse is only a side and secondary effect of the homosexual invasion in the ranks of the clergy.” Valente does not spare Pope St. John Paul II: “During the long Wojtylian pontificate, the leaders of the Church had paid particular attention to reaffirming, even in the formation of priests, the rules and contents of Catholic sexual morals. Yet it was precisely in those seasons that the abuses that have come to light today were rampant.”The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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Posted by: Randal Mandock -
Apr. 03, 2019 12:23 PM ET USA
Just read the article. It comes across to me as a senseless string of blather neither edifying nor aimed at correction. Typical name-calling, finger-pointing diatribe that one would hope does not represent Pope Francis' thinking any more than certain episcopal appointments do. The only accusations left out of the article are the standard denunciations of why the Church thought necessary the inquisitions, crusades, Humani Vitae, and Veritatis Splendor. Motivations of the article's author?