Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

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  1. Resignation is a merciful way. Defrock. laicize, excommunicate for the scandal to little children is still easier than the millstone about the neck into the depths of the sea.

  2. Again, When a person consents to commit a deadly mortal sin, he excommunicates himself. It remains to the Church to make the sinner’s excommunication permanent. There are no child abusers in the Catholic Church. They have all excommunicated themselves.

  3. I’m sorry but much of the abuse happened under St John Pauls leadership- who I love dearly as my last chemo treatment was on his feast day. This current crisis is a reminder to us faithful of how weak we are as human beings. How much we need God. How easily we can fall into sin. Pope Francis should not resign. As flawed as he is, he needs our prayers. He isn’t the most intellectual man, but needs our support. Let’s not turn on one another, as the world has turned on us already. There is no satisfaction in temporary justice. And be comforted knowing God is not fooled- every man will have his day before him. Put it all in God’s hands. We are in the biggest trial of the Church’s history right now.

  4. He needs to reconstitute the Inquisition for all clerics. Abusers would be sentenced to life imprisonment (no parole) on bread and water. I volunteer.

    We know he will not resign.

    He has a higher calling: to save Gaea and her diverse peoples/genders from climate change, death penalty, homophobia, Islamophobia, white males, the NRA, Western Civilization, free markets, Trump, . . .

    Prediction: In two weeks PF will get the media “off his back.” He will excommunicate Trump.


  5. I’m sorry but much of the abuse happened under St John Pauls leadership- who I love dearly as my last chemo treatment was on his feast day. This current crisis is a reminder to us faithful of how weak we are as human beings. How much we need God. How easily we can fall into sin. Pope Francis should not resign. As flawed as he is, he needs our prayers. He isn’t the most intellectual man, but needs our support. Let’s not turn on one another, as the world has turned on us already. There is no satisfaction in temporary justice. And be comforted knowing God is not fooled- every man will have his day before him. Put it all in God’s hands. We are in the biggest trial of the Church’s history right now.”

    It is very hard & painful to accept what the pope has actually done & is doing. Voris has stated exactly what the pope has done & is currently doing. So you think we should just hold our hands & pray while such evil is allowed to continue, the innocent are prayed upon using the funds of the faithful, and such abominations are deliberately hidden & supported? I can only assume that you have not kept abreast of what is actually taking place or you would not excuse it. It is very difficult to accept as it is so painful & almost unbelievable. But Christians were never called to be neutral in the face of such evil.

  6. The Christian Teacher. You misunderstood me. I realise it is still happening. Today. But, I don’t think the current Pope has any power to do anything. I actually believe if he takes a hard line like Pope Benedict did then they will probably pop him. Why do you think Benedict resigned? And what does resigning achieve? Yes as Catholics we need the power of prayer in an impossible situation. We have to look at the slither of positivity in it all- as disgusted as we are and ashamed and angry and appalled and embarrassed, I count my blessings that the truth is coming out. And more will come. And it will be long and excruciating and demoralising. A true test of Faith.

    I just think Voris pops his head up ocacssionally for self-promotion. I don’t take much notice of anything he says. If he was so “militant” perhaps he can be useful and become a Swiss guard or something. A dog with a mighty bark, but no bite. Resign he says. Meh.

  7. “I just think Voris pops his head up ocacssionally for self-promotion. I don’t take much notice of anything he says. If he was so “militant” perhaps he can be useful and become a Swiss guard or something. A dog with a mighty bark, but no bite. Resign he says. Meh.”

    I absolutely agree that Pope Francis should resign after defrocking every corrupt priest in power at the Vatican. What is your recommendation to solve this problem?

    Also, Voris keeps up with everything in the Catholic world on a day by day basis. So he isn’t just popping up. And he is not the only one in the Catholic realm calling for PF to resign.

    By the way, I am praying that God will purify the Catholic Church no matter the cost.

  8. …then they will probably pop him (Pope Francis).
    Ezabelle

    Ooh! The mysterious hidden conspiratorial “they”.

    It’s not that I don’t get it, it’s that I’m not buying it.

    P.S. Michael Voris can no more become a Swiss Guard than you can, Ezabelle. But he does serve the Body of Christ in his own way.

  9. “Defrocking” is a Protestant term and leads to thinking of the sacraments as Protestants do.

    “Words mean things.”–Rush Limbaugh, US radio commentator

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