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Editor’s note: LifeSiteNews has learned since publishing this video that the figure blessed by Cardinal Cupich was a lion, not a dragon. LifeSiteNews regrets the error

(LifeSiteNews) – Breaking news from Rome this morning. Pope Francis has named Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich to the Vatican’s Congregation of Divine Worship (CDW). This is the same homosexuality-promoting Cupich who is “famous” for giving Communion to pro-abortion politicians and homosexual couples.

The Congregation of Divine Worship is in charge of liturgy in the Church meaning the Mass or the Eucharist – known as the source and summit of the Church. Satan obviously knows where to strike. 

I want you to check out the full coverage at LifeSite by journalist Michael Haynes, but here are the highlights – or in this case, lowlights might be a better descriptor.  

The disaster of the Francis papacy seems to have taken a new turn this week with the quick succession of scandalous appointments. Last week we saw San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy appointed to the College of Cardinals, and just today we see Pope Francis appointing Blase Cupich to the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments.    

Usually, in the midst of that there would have been some orthodox-sounding story so as to soften the blow of the scandalous appointment. Now it seems it is no holds barred. 

To understand the gravity of the appointments, let’s focus on the liturgical approach of Cardinal Cupich.

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Bishop Robert McElroy (right) is to be made a cardinal in August, despite his inaction on allegations against notorious ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

We all have a responsibility to speak up when serious wrongs are being brought to our attention, but McElroy didn't.

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The Bishop of San Diego was told about serious sexual wrongdoing by McCarrick in 2016 when psychotherapist Richard Sipe, who had interviewed numerous victims of McCarrick, sent him a detailed letter, but McElroy sat on that information and is now being made a cardinal.

Appointing him to the College of Cardinals is not only an insult to those who suffered clerical sex-abuse, but also to those who are intent on ridding the Church of such evil.

This decision to make McElroy a cardinal must be reversed, and the only way to make that happen is with pressure from the laity.

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Sipe told McElory that numerous seminarians and priests reported sexual advances and activity by McCarrick in a letter that also detailed extensive abuse by other clerics.

"I have interviewed twelve seminarians and priests who attest to propositions, harassment, or sex with McCarrick," the psychotherapist told McElroy in the 2016 letter, adding: "None so far has found the ability to speak openly at the risk of reputation and retaliation."

McElroy, who claims there was no corroborating evidence, could have brought the allegations to the pope, or even to the Papal Nuncio, but instead ended the correspondence with Sipe, himself a clerical sex-abuse victim.

It would take another year for the truth about McCarrick to slowly emerge in public.

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Turning a blind eye to serious allegations of sexual wrongdoing is reprehensible in any context, but particularly when a bishop, a shepherd of souls, does so.  

He also supports giving Holy Communion to pro-abortion politicians, contrary to the Church's teaching, while he has concelebrated LGBT Masses as bishop and claimed Fr. James Martin's attempt to normalize the LGBT ideology is "fully consonant with Catholic teaching".

The sad truth is that McElroy is not fit to continue as a bishop, let alone become a cardinal.

Please SIGN and SHARE this petition to stop the rot that continues to tarnish Christ's Church. 

We must do what we can to clean up this mess now.

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First off, remember that he has been doing whatever he could to restrict the Traditional Latin Mass. Moreover, Cupich presided over a Mass in what looks like a school gymnasium, where at the beginning the people stand as a lion comes out and is blessed by Cupich. I’m not kidding. See for yourself in the video above. 

And if that is not enough: Watch this Mass, with Cardinal Cupich presiding, where right at the point where after consecration, the Body and Blood of Jesus is offered to God the Father, as the priest says ‘Through Him, with Him and in Him…” 

A few ladies dance in front of the altar with incense sticks, a bowl of flowers, and another bowl of something or other.

But let me give you a few more of the appointments and their significance from all of LifeSite’s coverage. 

  • Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle: Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, hailed as a possible future Pope and known for his promotion of LGBT ideology. 
  • Cardinal Kevin Farrell: Prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family, and Life, who opposed the Vatican’s ban on same-sex blessings and current papal Camerlengo. Farrell was a close colleague of ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick. 
  • Cardinal Cristóbal López Romero: Archbishop of Rabat (Morocco) and member of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue, who was praised by dissident Jesuit Father Thomas Reese for his ecumenical dialogue with Muslims in Morocco. 
  • Cardinal Mario Grech: Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops, responsible for the Synod on Synodality, and who has praised the German Synodal Way. 

But even beyond these cardinals there are bishops appointed to the CDW of grave concern. 

One of those I know of personally is Canadian bishop Douglas Crosby of Hamilton, Ontario. Bishop Crosby backed a move to fly gay “pride” flags at Catholic schools, and muzzled priests who spoke out in opposition. He even removed one priest from the diocese who spoke out against the pride flags flying at Catholic schools.

Crosby forced parishioners to wear masks in Church and ordered his priests to deny the faithful Holy Communion if they would not wear masks, also warning priests who refused the vaccine that he would restrict their ministries.

And while he forbade a speaker in his diocese speaking against graphic sex-education in schools, Bishop Crosby ignored the pleas of faithful Catholics to ban two former priests from speaking at a Catholic college in his diocese on homosexual issues.

Check out LifeSiteNews’ complete report on this story, by clicking here.

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He has spoken at conferences and retreats, and appeared on radio and television throughout North America, Europe and Asia. John-Henry founded the Rome Life Forum an annual strategy meeting for pro-life leaders worldwide. He co-founded Voice of the Family and serves on the executive of the Canadian National March for Life Committee, and the annual National Pro-Life Youth Conference.

He is a consultant to Canada’s largest pro-life organization Campaign Life Coalition, and serves on the executive of the Ontario branch of the organization.  He has run three times for political office in the province of Ontario representing the Family Coalition Party.

John-Henry earned an MA from the University of Toronto in School and Child Clinical Psychology and an Honours BA from York University in Psychology.