Dog and Pony Abuse Summit has ended and the best summation of it is in a tweet by Edward Pentin:
African bishop at
#VaticanSummit on clerical sex abuse: “We’ve been ordered not to speak to the press because the Vatican wants to keep us on message. Everything has to go through the meeting’s media office. Homosexual issue hasn’t been mentioned at all in order to stay focused”
PopeWatch assumes that the Pope could care less about how faithful Catholics view this sham Summit, but he probably cares greatly how the mainstream media reported the Summit, and most of the coverage is fairly negative. PopeWatch was started to collect information about the Pope and one thing PopeWatch has learned about this Pope is that when he cares not a whit about an issue he will give only rhetoric. This has been his strategy in regard to abortion, and PopeWatch believes we are seeing the same policy in regard to clergy sexual abuse. Why? Because if the Pope were serious about the issue he would have to confront his chief ally, the Lavender Mafia, and that will not happen no matter what.