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Archbishop Blase Cardinal Cupich preaches at Mass on Laetare Sunday 2021 at Saint John Vianney College Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota (his alma mater). 14 March 2021, Own work, Author MTF-GR. Wikimedia

By Andrea Widburg, American Thinker, Aug. 18, 2023

I’m not a Catholic, but I have an abiding respect for Catholicism’s role in bringing down the paganism that dominated Europe before the Church took over. At least one Catholic cardinal, though, seems to have forgotten that time. How else can we explain Cardinal Blase Cupich’s decision to participate in a Wiccan-organized conference to “enrich” his faith?

Before the Jews, the world was entirely pagan. People across the known world worshipped a panoply of gods tied to the visible and invisible phenomena of the earth. The gods didn’t provide an overarching morality. Instead, they were capricious beings that constantly needed to be placated, and they especially liked blood, whether animal or human. The stories of the Roman gods are a soap opera of vanity, matricide, patricide, incest, insanity, and random violence. …

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