If you are a Catholic layman, then you may wish to sign this letter. Personally, I still believe he should resign.
Dear Holy Father and Bishops of the United States:
As Catholic laymen, we are faithful husbands, fathers,
business leaders, lawyers, tradesmen, medical doctors, professors,
teachers, artists, and leaders of Catholic lay apostolates. But most
fundamentally, we are men in love with Christ and His Church, and it is
for this reason that we beseech you to purge the corruption which has so
grotesquely disfigured the face of Christ’s Bride. The present scandals
have placed our wives, sisters, brothers, and children in danger.
Therefore, echoing the words St. Catherine of Siena addressed to Pope
Gregory XI, we beseech you to “sleep no longer, and raise the standard
[of Christ] courageously.” The Church needs purification, and by virtue
of your offices as our shepherds, no one is more qualified to bring
about this purification than yourselves. We beg you to do so without a
Taking courage from St. Paul, and knowing that “Where sin
increased, grace abounded all the more” (Rm 5:20), we are appalled by
the recent abuses. We have read of the allegations against Archbishop
Theodore McCarrick; the grand jury report regarding the Church in
Pennsylvania; the horrific abuse in Honduras and Chile; and the rampant
reports of clerical homosexual activity, pedophilia, and ephebophilia
throughout the global presbytery. Most recently, we have read Archbishop
Carlo Maria Viganò’s testimony alleging that bishops in senior
leadership positions within both the Holy See and the United States have
covered up sexual abuse, evidencing widespread and systemic corruption
throughout the Church’s hierarchy.
Holy Father, we come to you for answers. You personally
have been faced with allegations. These allegations have been leveled by
a high-ranking church official, Archbishop Viganò. Further, many
bishops in the United States have publicly stated that they believe
these allegations should be investigated. We implore you to address
them. Specifically, we request that you answer the questions posed by
our sisters in their letter to you, issued on August 30, 2018.
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