For any sentient Catholic who believes that the Lavender Mafia is not calling the shots in this pontificate:
A journalist considered one of Pope Francis’ “unofficial spokespeople” claimed in stunning remarks about Archbishop Theodore McCarrick’s alleged sexual abuse of seminarians that the root problem is not homosexuality but clericalism, and also asserted that “No, McCarrick did not have homosexual relations.”
In a September 14 article written for La Stampa’s Vatican Insider, Andrea Tornielli regrets that “for weeks, the political-media groups and journalists who collaborated with former nuncio Carlo Maria Viganò in writing, editing, and then spreading his ‘memorandum,’ including the sensational request for the resignation of the Pontiff, have insisted that the problem in the Church is not child abuse but homosexuality.”
“But is this really the case?” the Italian journalist asked. “Is the root, the origin of the problem of abuse really to be found in the homosexuality of priests?”
While Tornielli admits that statistics show “that a large part of the violence against children sees male adolescents as victims” and while he points to the existence of “gay lobbies,” he nevertheless doubts that it is “right to focus it all on homosexuality.”
“An unprejudiced look at McCarrick’s sad story shows exactly the opposite,” the journalist then states. In light of the testimonies of the former seminarians of the Diocese of Metuchen and Newark, says Tornielli, there can be seen “a different story.” “Even for McCarrick’s case, in fact, the problem is clericalism, the abuse of power and conscience, which comes before sexual abuse and is committed by people – priests or bishops – who can never be considered equal to their victims,” the papal confidant explained.
For one who is close to the Pope, “the McCarrick disaster … is an obvious case of psychological abuse, abuse of power and conscience and sexual abuse. It has been treated for too long only as a case of homosexual practice.” Further commenting on this matter, Tornielli said: “No, McCarrick did not have homosexual relations. He harassed and abused seminarians in the name of his episcopal power, making them understand that going to the beach house with him (…) was an obligatory step to be better known to him and to land a priestly ordination.”
Tornielli is not the only influential person under this current pontificate who tries to steer the discussion away from the obvious fact that the majority of clerical sexual abuse is homosexual abuse. In nearly the same fashion, Cardinal Reinhard Marx – a member of Pope Francis’ Council of Nine – had his vicar general declare that “There are now, repeatedly, those claims that the studies (on clerical abuse in Germany) have shown that the abuse victims are mostly boys and the offenders mostly men.” “I wish to give a warning,” Beer then added, “not to draw – because of this observation – a direct connection between homosexuality and abuse.” In Beer’s eyes, such an approach would “constitute an unbearable discrimination of persons with homosexual inclinations. I explicitly reject that and I ask us all, not to follow here such slogans.” Marx’ second hand also claimed that “all experts say that these abuse cases are less, or not at all, about homosexual deeds or homosexual relationships, but, rather, that they are about an expression of an immature sexuality.”
Go here to read the rest. Now who are you going to believe, the Pope’s spokesmen or your lying eyes? Theodore Dalrymple (Anthony Daniels ) explained in 2005 how these type of obvious lies serve a purpose:
Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.
Lies remain lies no matter what the title of the liar is.