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August 28, 2018

Cardinal Cupich of Chicago: Pope Should Not Waste His Breath on Petty Matters Like Rampant Sexual Abuse of Children, But Speak to His "Bigger Agenda" of Climate Change and Illegal Immigrant Rights

"We cannot be distracted at this moment."

"The pope knows we have a bigger agenda. We have to speak about the environment, about the poor, we have to reach out to people who are marginalized in society. We cannot be distracted at this moment," Cupich said.

Ah well, you know, cardinals have all sorts of fields of responsibility. Maybe this cardinal is assigned to the important issues of climate change and illegal immigrant rights, and so naturally is less concerned about the protection of children.

As president of the Committee on Protection of Young Children and Young People, outspoken about the need for reform in the church --- addressing sex abuse, shining a light on it, protecting people from becoming victims and comforting those who fell prey, Cupich says he had no knowledge of McCarrick's behavior, which is now documented to be the source of church payoffs and complaints dating back to the 1980s, including allegations he took seminarians to a beach house for sex.

Oh well. I tried, Cupich.

This is about one inch away from the Bablyon Bee's satirical headline: Pope Says He Will Address Sex Abuse Scandal Once He's Finished Talking About Climate Change.

And this headline's in play now, too: Pope Starting to Suspect He Might Be the Anti-Christ.


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