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By Jonathan B. Coe, Crisis Magazine, March 26, 2019

In a recent essay in this magazine, I gave a basic, and somewhat oversimplified, taxonomy of priests and prelates in the Church. In this article, that has been slightly revised and expanded:

Type A are the Zeitgeist Puppets. In America, Cupich and Martin come to mind; across the Atlantic on the continent, no one fit the bill like the recently deceased Cardinal Godfried Danneels of Belgium, who put Cupich and Martin to shame and never met a tenet of Modernism he didn’t like.

He encouraged King Bauddouin of Belgium to sign a bill legalizing abortion in 1990 and refused to remove sexually explicit materials related to sex education in Belgium Catholic schools. He also said that the legalization of same-sex “marriage” in his native country was a “positive development.”

After his retirement, he was entangled in a major scandal in which he covered up for a protégé bishop, who admitted sexually abusing a minor (his own nephew). This was all caught on an audio recording where Danneels told the victim to keep quiet and not create trouble for his uncle, Bishop Roger Vanheluwe, who was soon to retire. Taking a page from the “blaming the victim” manual, Danneels told the victim to “ask forgiveness.”…. Read entire article: crisismagazine.com/2019/getting-redpilled-on-bishop-barron