PopeWatch: Defining Deviancy Down

PopeWatch sometimes suspects the current pontificate is being stage managed by a former writer for Monty Python:


ROME – When Pope Francis decided in 2017 to bring an Argentine bishop to Rome and give him a job in the Vatican, the prelate had been accused of “strange behavior” but not of criminal sexual conduct, Crux has learned.

The first formal allegations against Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta, formerly of the northern Argentine diocese of Oran, came in 2015 when a diocesan secretary found pornographic pictures on the prelate’s phone.

The images included gay porn featuring young men, but not minors, as well as images of Zanchetta touching himself. They were allegedly sent to unknown third parties.



“The pope acted as he should have acted at the time … he saw that there was a man who was not suitable for ministry but who wasn’t a criminal, and took him to Rome,” one source said.

This was alluding to the the fact that after Zanchetta resigned from the diocese in 2017, Francis appointed him to the Vatican’s Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (APSA), which serves as a central bank for the Vatican and oversees its financial holdings.

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  1. Pope Francis has a penchant for protecting perverts. He surrounds himself with them. I’m sure they are very obedient to the Pope’s wishes—if not to God’s.

  2. We are going to have to realize sooner or later that the “newly enlightened Francis Catholic’s” do not believe a wrong was committed. It’s only those people who are “victims of their own rigid ideology” that “cling to tradition and dogma” and “will not embrace the spirit of Vatican II” who are offended by a simple act. A good portion of our clergy, especially the hierarchy, are in need of a long & pray-filled sabbatical. Don’t expect it to happen anytime soon.

  3. The Vatican thinks the faithful are gullible rubes because many of the faithful are in fact gullible rubes.

    One of the silver linings of this dark cloud of a pontificate is it is becoming harder for ostriches to keep their heads in the sand.

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