If PopeWatch had to choose the perfect symbol of this pontificate, Cardinal Cupich would be chosen:
In a television interview with NBC News, Cardinal Cupich commented on a recent 11-page statement by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, former papal nuncio to the United States, that alleges a series of misdeeds by high-ranking Catholic prelates, including Pope Francis himself.
“The pope has a bigger agenda. He’s gotta get on with other things, of talking about the environment and protecting migrants and carrying on the work of the Church,” Cardinal Cupich said.
“We’re not going to go down a rabbit hole on this,” he added.
Who knew that Cardinal Cupich reads The Babylon Bee for talking points?
Go here to read the rest. Got it Cardinal. In your eyes the Pope’s left wing agenda is more important than whether he turned a blind eye to McCarrick pressuring seminarians for sexual favors. Later in the interview Cupich attempted to play the race card contending that the Pope’s critics don’t like him because he is a Latino. Where to begin? The Pope has critics around the globe. Latino is an American term rarely used in Latin America. The Pope is 100% Italian in blood, so arguing this is about race is ludicrous. Finally, only a completely delusional individual like Cupich could possibly contend that the critics of the Pope are motivated by racial or national animus. The Pope appoints left wing fools to misgovern mother Church would be typical of actual criticism directed towards the Pope rather than the complete bovine droppings that Cupich is attempting to peddle.
As if further evidence were needed as to how far to the left the Pope is:
In yet one more sign of his growing confidence in the archbishop of Chicago, Pope Francis appointed Blase Cupich to the Vatican Congregation for Bishops, the office that proposes candidates for the episcopacy. Continue Reading
Oakes Spalding at Mahound’s Paradise brings us the latest folly from Chicago’s Archbishop Blase Cupich’s apparently endless cornucopia of idiocy:
Yesterday, Archbishop Blase Cupich wrote a letter to ANGLO–the Archdiocesan Gay and Lesbian Outreach at Our Lady of Mount Carmel–referencing the Orlando terrorist attack (full text below). He did not mention Islam, radical Islam, ISIS or even the words “terrorist” or “terrorism.” Rather, he called it a “senseless, horrific and preventable tragedy.” However, in just four short paragraphs he did find space to explicitly mention or allude to at least ten of his pet political causes:
- Lesbian and gay rights
- Hate (in general)
- Intolerance (in general)
- Allowing hate and intolerance to flourish (perhaps by voting for Trump or whatever)
- The culture of violence
- Gun control
- Mental Illness (as far as I know he is the first to try this angle)
- The duty of a compassionate society to provide adequate social services, among other things to prevent tragedies like this
- Solidarity and peace
- Changing our nation and our world for the better
“I stand with you,” claimed the Archbishop to the gay community. I disagree. Cupich stands for no one but himself. If he really stood with gays, he wouldn’t be in effect collaborating with an ideology that wants to kill them. And he wouldn’t be making political speeches over their corpses.
The man is a complete embarrassment–not merely as a bishop, but as a human being. Continue Reading