This is HUGE!
First real resignation of a Catholic Cardinal in 90-years.
The FIRST Cardinal to resign in the now 20-year(+) Sex Abuse scandal.
A major turning point for the Catholic Church. A coming of age so to speak. The Church and a pope finally taking some meaningful action against pedophile priests.
For a cardinal to resign (from the ‘College of Cardinals’) a pope must accept the resignation.
Popes are reluctant to do so because it makes Cardinals appear human! Popes want to convey the image that Cardinals, like Popes, are beyond reproach and cannot be judged on Earth. Well, this has, AT LAST (at last) broken the pattern. For that we need to thank Pope Francis. For once he has played the ‘White Man’ after he looked a fool in the way he handled O’Brien.
Pope John Paul II, Benedict XVI & Francis allowed two prior scumbags Bernard (bloody) Law (the Outlaw) and Keith “I Lied” O’Brien to remain as cardinals despite their blatant abuse — O’Brien, like McCarrick accused of having his own way with young men. Disgusting.
This is good. A real turning point.
McCarrick will never stand trial. He is 89 and they will let him die … That is their way.
But, this is a good day. Rejoice.