God Wants a Repentant Church, Not a Relevant Church
On 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 Viganò’s testimony on the McCarrick sexual