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The Crafty Steward?
One last bit about Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò. I’m sure by this time tomorrow a lot will have shaken out from his accused, his supporters and skeptics. Tonight, it looks not unlike this parable from Luke 16:1-9:
It’s inevitable that however this turns out, the retired nuncio will have a smaller or greater number of allies. Smaller, if this all turns out to be overblown or a hoax, as has been floated tonight.
Way too many questions about supposed bishop behavior while Archbishop Viganò was in the nuncio’s seat 2011-16. His “exile” by Pope Benedict. His attempt to quash the abuse investigation in Minnesota. His opposition to Amoris. He has resentments, as it’s been reported.
One concern: remembering how a false accusation against Cardinal Bernardin in 1994 put a damper on suspicions of bishops for almost a decade, I would hope that if this “testimony” turns out mostly empty, it doesn’t halt the scrutiny on bishops.
I suspect there are cliques in the upper reaches of the Church. Perhaps not the lavender mafia as reported. Maybe there are smaller versions of lavender mafias afoot. Probably black and lace mafias. Seminary friends. Some less than innocent. Some just cliques.
Anyway, probably more later.
About catholicsensibilityTodd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.