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Thank you for getting back to me with this reply. Although I appreciate all of it, two things in it stand out in particular:
ChurchMilitant - Crowd - Sin - Hierarchy - View
While the ChurchMilitant crowd does call out sin in the hierarchy, it fundamentally has a false view that the problem can be fixed by replacing everyone without conservative views or who is gay. So many of those implicated in the abuse crises as enabling abusers, like the Diocese of Lincoln or Cardinal Hoyos, were theologically Orthodox and defenders of the Latin Mass.CM and others in that crowd are, in their own way, covering up the problem by trying to pin everything on one side of the church.
Precisely. Recently, news broke that the Trad priest who happens to be Michael Voris’ priest not only was accused of abuse and removed from his duties but he was co-founder of a group that helped priests accused of abuse under the radar, including priests who had confessed to abuse. Instead of his customary railing at the evil corrupt Church of Damn Libruls, Voris’ response has been to do nothing but instruct Premium Subscribers that Fr. Perrone categorically denies the charges. How does Voris Just Know the priest is innocent? Well, he’s a Traditional priest, of course. One of Our Team. It is impossible that One of Us could be guilty. If that sounds like the entire basis of every clericalist coverup of every sexual assault in the Church since forever, that’s because it is. He’s Our Sort. His accusers are Them—out to bring Us, the Good Guys, down. And that is the massive hubris that underlies the Us vs. Them narrative upon which the entire project of the Greatest Catholics of All Time depends. They Just Know that God has anointed them to cleanse the Church of the Impure, including...
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