Reports that Pope Francis is planning to appoint the very liberal Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta to serve as the next archbishop of Washington, D.C., are giving many conservative Catholics heartburn.
Gregory, who would become the seventh archbishop of Washington, is expected to succeed Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who resigned in disgrace last October in the wake of last year’s Pennsylvania grand jury report on sexual abuse in the clergy. In the grand jury's report, Wuerl was accused of helping to cover up the crimes of predatory priests while serving as the bishop of Pittsburgh.
Wilton Gregory is a liberal politician in shepherd's clothing. He's the fruit of the poison tree. The fruit that he produces will likewise be poisonous.
Gregory also worked closely with McCarrick when he was president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops from 2001–2004. During the presidential election year of 2004, McCarrick and Gregory withheld a powerful memorandum that was sent to the U.S. bishops by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The memo was intended to be read at an upcoming bishops' conference in the United States.
That would be known sodomite predator McCarrick.
In the memo -- which was leaked to the Italian magazine EsspressOnline a week after the conference -- the future Pope Benedict XVI clearly and precisely instructed the bishops to deny Eucharistic Communion to politicians who publicly support and campaign for abortion. Some of the passages appeared to have been drafted specifically with then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry in mind. Throughout his long senatorial career, Kerry had always vocally supported and voted in favor of abortion rights.
But McCarrick and Gregory decided to toss that memo in the circular file, because they care more about liberal politics than the souls of church members. They also care a lot more about having gay sex than about saving souls, but that's par for the course these days with the crowd of bishops who came into seminary in the 70's.
The Catholic Church will continue to disintegrate until these heretics and sodomites are dead and out of power. That could take decades, because once Gregory is Cardinal of Washington D.C., he gets to appoint bishops all over America. And again, his fruit will be poisonous.
St. Thomas Aquinas, pray for us.