Like many Catholics, Patricia Heaton finds herself shocked and outraged by the recent news of sexual abuse in the Church. The abuse has been wide-ranging and includes any number of cover-ups. The faithful expected to see leadership from the Pope.
Who offered his thoughts and prayers.
I ask our Blessed Mother to intercede for the healing of the survivors of abuse and to confirm every member of our Christian family in the resolve never again to permit these situations to occur.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) August 26, 2018
Hmm, I’m a lapsed Catholic at best. Basically, Christmas and Easter. But I don’t think I’m out of line when I say the Pope should spend less time playing social justice warrior (see Dear Pope Francis: The Faith Needs You, The Planet…Not so Much and Pope Francis Says You’re Not a Christian If… You Own a Gun?), and more time rooting out corruption. Protecting children should be up there too. Agree?
We don’t want to mock “thought and prayers” like the left does, but this rampant abuse situation calls for more than just “thoughts and prayers.” We’re a bit past that point.
Enter Patricia Heaton.
Shame on you @Pontifex. Take responsibility for the corruption you and the hierarchy perpetrated and covered. Stop putting this abomination on the faithful. Your obfuscation is despicable. https://t.co/eKhqR0bitz
— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) August 27, 2018
Hell yeah, sister.
“Thoughts and prayers” are all well and good, but when you’re the head of the largest Christian religion in the world, maybe some action is a better solution to the terrible actions which have been ongoing in the church of which you head.
Heads need to roll. People need to be held accountable to more than just virtue signaling tweets.