Cardinal “Nighty-night Baby” Tobin is taking a leaf from his master’s book and attempting to brazen it out:
The Archdiocese of Newark and Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R. express shock, sadness and consternation at the wide-ranging array of allegations published by the former apostolic nuncio to the United States of America, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, which cannot be understood as contributing to the healing of survivors of sexual abuse.
The factual errors, innuendo and fearful ideology of the “testimony” serve to strengthen our conviction to move ahead resolutely in protecting the young and vulnerable from any sort of abuse, while guaranteeing a safe and respectful environment where all are welcome and breaking down the structures and cultures that enable abuse.
Together with Pope Francis, we are confident that scrutiny of the claims of the former nuncio will help to establish the truth.
I love the phrase “fearful ideology”. Of course this is a non-response response since none of the allegations are actually responded to. Pope Francis and his merry band of miscreants really do believe that the Catholic laity consists of moronic sheep.