sep 072018
 


Fr. Dwight Longenecker er en (gift) katolsk prest i USA som skriver en hel del (jeg lurer ofte på hvordan han får tid til det, siden har er sogneprest i en aktiv menighet) og jeg leser hans (oftest) interessante artikler ganske ofte. Han skrev nylig en artikkel han kalte: TEN REASONS WHY POPE FRANCIS’ SILENCE IS A DISASTER. Han åpner artikkel slik:

I was amazed to read the Pope Francis’ supporters, Fr Spadaro and Cardinal Napier have been comparing the Pope’s silence on the Vigano accusations to Our Lord’s silence before Pilate. … There are so many problems with this that it is hard to know where to start.

Og han fortsetter slik med første og andre grunn:

First of all, when you or the person you support is under fire for something of which that person may be guilty it is not a good idea to play the victim….not even a little bit. But to compare the person under fire to Jesus at his trial? No. Just don’t go there. Playing the victim card doesn’t work anymore. It’s a worn out ploy. After the blizzard of snowflakes and faux victims we can see through that trick now.

Secondly, if the person in question is a privileged person don’t play the victim card at all. Would you pity Donald Trump or Hilary Clinton if they played the victim card? No. If a person is a powerful and privileged person and you play the victim card it is a big own goal. The pope is one of the most powerful people in the world. He’s right up there with the Queen of England as an international leader and he is therefore on the top of the heap. When the big guys play the victim card it is not only ridiculous, it is a gross insult to all the true victims in the world. …

Janne Haaland Matlary skriver også om dette i dag i Dagens Næringsliv, med følgende ingress: Et råd til paven: gi fullt innsyn i sakene om seksuelle forbrytelser. Jeg leste artikkelen tidligere i dag, men man må ha abonnement for å lese den på nettet.

OPPDATERT 10. september: Nå er denne artikkelen lagt ut på katolsk.no.

  One Response to “Ti grunner for at pave Frans bør uttale seg om “Viganò-saken””

  1. Matlarys kommentar er publisert på Katolsk.no. Et steg i riktig retning.

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