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By Jonathan B. Coe, Crisis Magazine, August 19, 2019

Jonathan B. CoeOn a regular basis the faithful Catholic laity find themselves disconcerted and even outraged when priests and prelates display an inverted moral calculus. For example, as William Kilpatrick writes in a recent essay in this magazine, the Vatican has become a kind of sanctuary city for credibly accused homosexual predators while Pope Francis laments the presence of plastic in our oceans and excoriates those in the U.S. who want to build a wall to secure our borders.

The heterodox Cardinal Cupich, the de facto leading prelate in the U.S., follows suit. He hastily dismissed Archbishop Vigano’s testimony on the McCarrick sexual abuse cover-up and viewed it as a distracting “rabbit hole” that Francis shouldn’t pursue because he had better things to do in addressing immigration and climate change.

The evidence that many priests and prelates are immature and poorly formed is that they don’t know the difference between good and evil: “But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their faculties trained by practice to distinguish good from evil” (Heb. 5:14). ….

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