Friday, 10 April 2015

What Cardinals get up to...

Cardinal Bird. Never been told off by one of these.

We saw the reported intervention of Cardinal Daneels trying to get the King of the Belgians to sign the abortion law, here. We should not be so surprised. He is of course the same chap who tried to get an abuse victim to keep quiet, link here.

If we are supposedly trying not only to do the right thing but be seen to do the right thing, then why exactly is this man still around? Why has he not been shoved off into a monastery somewhere, or as we have with Cardinal O'Brien, why has he not given up his trappings of Cardinal hood? Am I missing something?

Cardinalfish. Never told a King to sign an abortion act.
And then we have the story of the Vatican (Pope Francis) blocking the proposed French Ambassador for being gay. Story here.

What's the link between the two? Well the report says

Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois of Paris reportedly interceded personally with the Pope to back his nomination. La Croix newspaper said Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the former Vatican foreign minister who is currently president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, also supports the appointment.

So we have Cardinals asking Kings to sign abortion laws and Cardinals asking Popes to recognise gay Ambassadors.

Arizona Cardinals. Never asked the Pope to have a gay Ambassador.
The next terrible thing is not only that these people do these things (completely against the plain teaching of the Church) but that once they have been caught out and exposed in the media, to the scandal of the laity and clergy alike, then nothing happens.

All I have to do is say the Pater Noster in Latin on a public Sunday Mass and I'm sure that my own Bishop, or the vast majority of Bishops of England and Wales, would have me in.

This lot? God knows.

Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened round his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.

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