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Another Catholic Cardinal RENOUNCES His Cardinaliate — Not Just His ‘Day Job’.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE & read here. From: ncronline.org

Click to access my original post.

There is a LOT of confusion as to what this RESIGNATION entails BUT it is very clear that it is much more than his ‘Day Job‘, i.e., that of Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. Yes, he was in charge of making Saints & now it transpires he is NO Saint himself. Ironic. But, Church history is full of such ironies.

Fortunately, to all our relief, this resignation has NOTHING to do with SEX! It has to do with financial corruption — I think embezzlement. So, that is good, i.e., it not having to do with sex crimes.

I think he has totally resigned his cardinalate as did McCarrick in 2018 — the 1st such TRUE resignation in 90-years.

Others THINK (& hope) that he hasn’t gone the WHOLE hog & just relinquished his rights to be a cardinal elector — as did disgraced Scot Keith “I Lied” O’Brien in 2013 just ahead of the conclave. I don’t think so. I think 72-year old Giovanni Angelo Becciu is TOAST. Done. Gone.

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Godfried Danneels (85), Another Catholic Cardinal Implicated In Child Sex Crimes, Dies.

by Anura Guruge

Google for more.

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Theodore McCarrick has to resign his cardinalate and is later defrocked on February 16, 2019.

George Pell is languishing in prison as of February 28, 2019.

And now Godfried Danneels dies.

Slowly, but surely, cardinals heavily implicated in child sex abuse crimes are ‘going away’ permitting the Church to be cleansed — if that is ever going to be possible.

Godfried used to be a good apple. He sacrificed his credibility and reputation to minimize the, inexcusable, crime of child sex abuse. I used to like him. But, that was before his true colors — black as they were — came to light.

As far as I am concerned he can no longer cause more harm.

I somehow doubt that he would make it to heaven because that would be a travesty.

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So What Happens To Credibility Of The Bishops Consecrated By Now (Thankfully) DEFROCKED Theodore McCarrick?

by Anura Guruge

Google ‘defrocked’ for more.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. From Wikipedia.

Bishops, let alone Archbishops & ex-Cardinals, don’t get defrocked often. So, this issue that crossed my (ever fertile) mind doesn’t come up that often. What happens to the credibility of bishops who were LEGITIMIZED by Theodore McCarrick during his very long tenure as a bishop, archbishop and then cardinal.

‘Legitimized’ in this context referring to episcopal consecration — i.e., a bishop, per his standing as a bishop, elevating another to be a bishop.

This is the so called ‘Apostolic Succession‘. Each Catholic bishop is supposed to have a direct line to one or more of the original Apostles via this mechanism where a new bishop can only be established by an existing bishop … the theory being that the very first bishops were established by the original Apostles.

But, a bishop who gets defrocked could NEVER have been a worthy successor to the Apostles. He would have always been flawed. Otherwise he would not have got defrocked.

So, this would mean that McCarrick was a fraud when he was a bishop. Thus his consecrations have to be flawed if not bordering on fraud.

Think about it. I bet the bishops he consecrated are none too happy. You can bet on that.

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U.S. Theodore McCarrick — First Cardinal To Truly Resign In 90-Years!

by Anura Guruge

From “NPR”. Click image to access “NPR” original. Google “McCarrick” for more.

Click image to access my post from 2017.

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Edgar_McCarrick

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.

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by Anura Guruge