By Conservative HQ. No institution that is sick can cure itself, and the Catholic Church is grievously ill. Like any patient, the institutional Church must be a willing participant in the cure. But it will be up to the Catholic laity to administer the necessary fixes.
We join others who have already made the call for Pope Francis to resign, and ask you to do the same by clicking and signing this petition, which will be widely circulated to thousands of Catholic leaders including clergy, laity, and the media. While the Pope’s failures have been many, the flashpoint may be that he chose to ignore the warning issued by Apostolic Nuncio Carlo Maria Viganò about the pattern of sexual abuse under Archbishop McCarrick of Washington, D.C. Pope Benedict had demoted McCarrick. Ignoring the warning, Pope Francis chose to promote and insulate McCarrick, leaving the inescapable conclusion that the current Pope’s resignation is the only acceptable beginning of both the legal and spiritual remedies.
The bigger picture, however, is that the Church needs a change that will exert energy about God’s law and the core, natural human institution, the family. Pope Francis is compromised, and does not have the credibility to lead in this reform and transition.
Like a past, strong, and credible CEO coming out of retirement to salvage the reputation of the entity, Pope Benedict is the natural replacement for Pope Francis during a period of transition.
Changing the head of the Catholic Church is far from the only steps that need to be taken. If the remedy is left to the current hierarchy within the Church, no credible, meaningful, and lasting reforms will be undertaken or, if enacted, won’t succeed. The “deep state,” so to speak, within the Catholic Church is insulated and will fight to preserve itself at the expense of curing the homosexual sex abuse that has incubated within the Church under the current hierarchy. (Read more from “Pope Francis: Resign, and Let Pope Benedict Return From Retirement” HERE)
Pope Francis ‘Serene’ Despite Calls for Resignation
By New York Post. Pope Francis is “serene” despite calls for him to resign over allegations that he covered up for a US cardinal accused of sexual misconduct, the Vatican’s secretary of state said Thursday.
“From what I saw – I haven’t seen him today, but I have seen him in these days; I was with him during the trip to Ireland and after – he seems serene,” Cardinal Pietro Parolin said in an interview with Vatican Insider, the online supplement to Italian newspaper La Stampa.
An 11-page letter by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano has created “much bitterness and worry” within the Vatican, Parolin said – but the pontiff “has the ability to take a very serene approach.”
The inflammatory statement made by Vigano Saturday accused Pope Francis – and other high-ranking church officials – of failing to act on accusations of sexual abuse by ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Vigano claims he told Pope Francis that McCarrick was a “serial predator” back in 2013. (Read more from “Pope Francis ‘Serene’ Despite Calls for Resignation” HERE)