Jack Phillips has already been to the Supreme Court once, successfully defending his right to decline to bake a cake celebrating a same-sex union. Now he faces another lawsuit, this time for refusing to celebrate a 'gender transition.'
At a time when Catholics are leaving the Church by the thousands, and young people especially are deserting the faith, traditionalist parishes are seeing explosive growth, marked in particular by an influx of young families. So why would any Catholic prelate, intent on evangelization, want to interfere with the growth of traditional Catholicism?
The proponents of inauthentic 'dialogue' argue that instead of upholding the perennial teaching of the Church, instead of fulfilling the clear demands of canon law, pastors should engage in quiet, personal conversations with those prominent Catholics who support the slaughter of the unborn.
'I tremble that if I do not forthrightly challenge Catholics under my pastoral care who advocate for abortion, both they and I will have to answer to God for innocent blood,' writes Archbishop Cordileone.
Ten days later after the police disrupted a Good Friday liturgy in a Catholic church in London, two police officials were invited guests at the church addressing a docile congregation along with the local bishop.
While the latest ugly headlines relate to the same old scandal - the one that erupted in October 2019 when Vatican prosecutors raided the offices of the Secretariat of State - we now know that Vatican officials have gone to great lengths to conceal the truth.