Saturday, November 14, 2015

Wherein Fr. Z. takes Card. Danneels to the woodshed

Fr. John  Zuhlsdorf, "Wherein Card. Danneels makes excuses" (Fr. Z's Blog, November 13, 2015):
Retired Belgian Godfried Cardinal Danneels – who protected a child abuser priest – was invited to the last Synod on the Family despite the fact that he was over 80. HERE That was a surprise, both because of the scandal Danneels was involved in and because of his age. Because of his age because the Cardinal Bishop of Hong Kong (who is standing up to homosexualists), younger than Danneels, was told that he was too old to participate.  Double standard?  You decide.
Danneels was also apparently involved in a group that – contrary to the rules that John Paul II established for conclaves and which Danneels and the others swore oaths to obey – conspired with a group to influence the election.  HERENow Danneels is in the spotlight again, for these comments. From Catholic World News:
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