Throwing a Jackal to the Wolves

Some Catholics are celebrating the unprecedented laicization of Cardinal Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. Apparently they missed that McCarrick’s top proteges have ALL been elevated by Pope Francis to the most prominent positions: Blase Cupich as Cardinal Archbishop of Chicago and Francis’ favorite in the US, Donald Wuerl as Apostolic Administrator of Washington, DC, and just this week, Kevin Ferrell as Carmelengo. It’s almost as if Francis is trying to make a point.

P.S. McCarrick is still a Priest and Bishop. Laicization doesn’t take that away (you can’t ‘undo’ sacraments). He simply has no more clerical rights and privileges.

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