The news greets us today that Pope Francis has quickly accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert Finn. The bishop plead guilty a couple of years ago for not reporting a suspected child-abusing priest quickly enough. That priest was sentenced to 50 years for possession of child pornography. As disgusting as that is, I did not hear that the priest was an actual practicing pedophile. Bishop Finn had waited six months to report his suspicions that the priest could be a child abuser.
When I had heard of that incident, I wondered about the problems with the case. The priest was not charged with any sexual crimes against a child. Bishop Finn had not covered up actual abuse by the priest. The charge against him was a misdemeanor, a low level crime, where he did not comply with a state law requiring prompt reporting of the suspicion of child abuse. His “crime” was that he took too long.
The real problem with Bishop Finn was that he was a true Catholic bishop, a man who spoke the Truth in season and out of season. He welcomed an order of real nuns. He was a vocal opponent of homosexual “marriages” condoned by the state. He offered the extraordinary form of the Mass. He took a guilty plea to spare the Church from a protracted spectacle. Now, more than two years later, he has offered his resignation, which was readily “accepted” by Pope Francis.
A different sort of bishop has been installed a month ago in Chile. Juan Barros is a homosexual who enjoyed having his genitals tickled by another priest, a priest who is the most despicable and notorious homosexual pedophile and pederast in that nation’s history. This newly imposed bishop watched the priest molest young teens and then actively destroyed the letters sent to complain about the priest. When Pope Francis appointed this cretin as bishop, many members of the diocese protested, joined in by many members of the national legislature, and asked that Pope Francis rescind this appointment of a man clearly unworthy to be a priest, let alone a Catholic bishop. The response of the pope is that there is no “objective” reason why Barros should not be a bishop. Of course, Barros refuses to resign.
So, Pope Francis quickly and readily accepts the “resignation” of a bishop who is faithful and who’s crime consisted of not telling the state about a priest who had child pornography for a period of time deemed to have been too long before he reported the priest. In contrast, Pope Francis has no “objective” reason to rescind the appointment of a homosexual priest who not only engaged in disgusting acts in front of teens with another priest, but also sat and watched the other priest sexually molest teens, getting his jollies by his voyeurism. Moreover, Pope Francis has no qualms about the fact that this bishop actively thwarted the attempts to inform his superior about the disgusting pederast and pedophile priest boyfriend of his. Despite the fact that Barros was a criminal accomplice to crimes against children, crimes which have actually harmed physically and spiritually many young men, and a faggot himself, Pope Francis appointed him as a bishop.
This is our Church. This is our pope. This is blatant evil.