Our Western elites helped lay the kindling for the fire that’s now raging. But they won’t pay the price. That’s for the people of Ukraine to pay, in dead friends, in lost homes, in desperate flights to refugee camps in foreign countries.
The McCarrick scandal is an international scandal, involving a secret deal between the Vatican and America’s foremost adversary, China, which may include something very much like a gag order against public criticism of its abuses by American clergy.
St. John has always been my model for what Church leaders should look like. Whatever their personal weaknesses, they must not flee the cross. But one thing Bishop Barron isn’t, is a reflection of John as apostle.