Here is a spectacular example of “fundamental osculation” from the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter).
Keep in mind an old principle: Everything before “but” is B as in B, S as in S.
Editorial: US bishops, please suppress the cult of St. John Paul II
In many, many ways, Pope John Paul II was an admirable man. The last decades of the 20th century were enriched immeasurably by his deft use of papal statecraft in raising up the voices of oppressed peoples across Eastern Europe, in his various efforts toward inter-religious dialogue, and by his personal witness to the dignity of aging.
Over the last few years we have seen a systematic attack on the teaching legacy of John Paul II. The deeply flawed McCarrick Report is another shot at that legacy.
As the Vatican’s devastating report shows clearly, the late pope’s decision to appoint McCarrick as Washington’s archbishop in 2000 came despite severe warnings from his highest-level advisors on both sides of the Atlantic.
Here’s the problem. The report, while partially informative, is still flawed in that it doesn’t give us enough information on who was giving whom information and what John Paul was being told.
So, what does this swamp of pseudo-Catholic wokeness want?
CANCEL John Paul!
There is no way anymore to escape the truth. John Paul, in many ways an admirable man, was willfully blind to the abuse of children and young people.
Suppressing the late pontiff’s cult would not mean telling people they need to throw away their relics or their medals — people could still practice private devotion to him. But [there it is again] for abuse victims, their advocates and many others, John Paul’s memory is no longer a blessing. It should not be celebrated in public.
Liberals. The first thing they want to do is stomp the life out of their enemies – and Fishwrap is the enemy of all things John Paul – and then apply their cancel culture tactics, otherwise know as damnatio memoriae.
I have never been convinced by the hand-wringing of the Fishwrap about abuse of minors. This issue is just a club with which they can trash those whom they desire to repress for the sake of tearing down structures and rebuilding in their own image. It’s convenient.