On 29th August, I sent my mum a message:
“ I just read how Valli received the story from Viganò (*see link below) and I was left thinking about McCarrick and his wickedness-whose guilt is shared by all who covered it up or cowardly turn away. Apparently, very many bishops. It’s shocking and striking. It takes a brave soul to uncover the truth and stand against the lies and cover ups, the corruption, which is not just filth; it is utter evil. And all of this cover up done by ‘an elder’; a man respected for his position. You will see why I call McCarrick and his friends in high positions within the Catholic Church that, shortly,
This is what I opened on instead: Daniel 13: 50- 64
50 Then all the people returned in haste. To Daniel the elders said, “Come, sit with us and inform us, since God has given you the prestige of old age.” 51 But he replied, “Separate these two far from one another, and I will examine them.”
After they were separated from each other, he called one of them and said: “How you have grown evil with age!
Now have your past sins come to term:
53 passing unjust sentences,
condemning the innocent
and freeing the guilty,
although the Lord says,
‘The innocent and the just you shall not put to death.’
54 Now, then, if you were a witness, tell me under what tree you saw them together.” 55 “Under a mastic tree,”* he answered. “Your fine lie has cost you your head,” said Daniel; “for the angel of God has already received the sentence from God and shall split you in two.” 56 Putting him to one side, he ordered the other one to be brought.
“Offspring of Canaan, not of Judah,” Daniel said to him, “beauty has seduced you, lust has perverted your heart. 57 This is how you acted with the daughters of Israel, and in their fear they yielded to you; but a daughter of Judah did not tolerate your lawlessness. 58 Now, then, tell me under what tree you surprised them together.” 59 “Under an oak,” he said. “Your fine lie has cost you also your head,” said Daniel; “for the angel of God waits with a sword to cut you in two so as to destroy you both.”
50 The whole assembly cried aloud, blessing God who saves those who hope in him. 51They rose up against the two old men, for by their own words Daniel had convicted them of bearing false witness. They condemned them to the fate they had planned for their neighbor: 62 in accordance with the law of Moses they put them to death. Thus was innocent blood spared that day.
63 Hilkiah and his wife praised God for their daughter Susanna, with Joakim her husband and all her relatives, because she was found innocent of any shameful deed. 64 And from that day onward Daniel was greatly esteemed by the people.
And if you read back to the beginning of Daniel 13: 7-49. You will clearly see that symbolically it is about the rape and abuse of the innocents (represented by Susannah) by the church elders (representing McCarrick and his cronies) who conspire to abuse those innocents because of the shared lust in their hearts and to act in an evil, manipulative, coercive manner rather than remembering the demands of virtue (Godly commands and priestly vows) and turning their eyes to heaven. (Verse 9)
They use their position to assert their authority and lie to cover their wrongdoing. But God hears the cry of the accused, abused innocent who places their faith in Him and rouses the Holy Spirit -residing in a young boy (represented by Vigano)- which emboldens Daniel and grants him the necessary wisdom and courage to uncover their crime. He says “Go back to the scene of the trial: these men have given false evidence…” (Verse 49). And this is where Vigano has asked for the evidence to be examined: that there was support for this culture of abuse and rampant immorality including by the now head of the Church, ‘pope’ Francis, who knew of the details and acted in a way which enabled its continuation.
We need to stand with Daniel and clamour for the Truth, not accepting everything at face value without a fair examination of the facts. We need to decry evil and immorality in every form and cast it out from amongst us and from amidst our Church. When the truth is revealed we need to ensure true justice is served and praise God for delivering us from evil, as one whole assembly blessing God because He saves those who hope in Him. And we must never allow it to happen again. His Kingdom come +++