From James M. Thunder at The Spectator:
While the Roman Church is burning… burning mad.
There is a church in Rome called the Church of Domine Quo Vadis (Latin for “Lord, where are You going?”). It is situated on the spot where the apocryphal Acts of Peter described a meeting occurred between St. Peter and Jesus. Peter was fleeing Rome and Nero’s persecution. On his way, Peter saw Jesus walking in the opposite direction. Peter asked Him, “Domine, quo vadis?” Jesus responded, “I am going to Rome to be crucified again.” Shamed, Peter returned to Rome and was crucified, upside down.
Pope Francis, too, has abandoned his post… except he hasn’t done by leaving Rome. Instead, he has dawdled, fiddled, and worse. He must address Archbishop Viganò’s allegations about his personal conduct. And then he must take up the sins of the victims and the perpetrators, and, with the help of bishops, priests, religious, and laity, energetically, and with a sense of urgency, clean house. … More.
Reality check: Odd that Francis is committed to social justice for everyone and everything except people harmed and wronged by the institutional Church. But, come to think of it, that makes him an exemplary progressive.
See also: Catholic Church sex scandal gets complicated One can only hope there are enough high-ranking clerics who are not implicated to make an investigation feasible.