And behold two blind men sitting by the way side, heard that Jesus passed by, and they cried out, saying: O Lord, thou son of David, have mercy on us. And the multitude rebuked them that they should hold their peace. But they cried out the more, saying: O Lord, thou son of David, have mercy on us. And Jesus stood, and called them, and said: What will ye that I do to you? They say to him: Lord, that our eyes be opened. And Jesus having compassion on them, touched their eyes. And immediately they saw, and followed him.There is something very strange going on with the revelation that Monsignor Battista Ricca has a scandalous homosexual past. None of the "mainstream" media in the United States has reported on this story. The New York Times, the Washington Post and Time magazine have not devoted one line to this story. Even the Huffington Post is absolutely silent....
-- Mathew 20:30-34
Needless to say that these news organizations and their "religion" editors hardly let a day go by without reminding us of the decades old sexual scandals in the Church regarding "pedophile" priests. I put the word pedophile in quotes because for the most part the scandals involved homosexual relationships with adolescent young men rather than children.
The mainstream Catholic news organizations have also mostly ignored the story. The one exception is an article at the Catholic News Agency website which surprisingly has not been removed.
Even among Catholic bloggers, the story has not received much coverage. The exception seems to be the websites of more traditional Catholics.
The general lack of coverage seems to be due to the recognition that this scandal has the potential to entangle Pope Francis himself. It could hardly be because of the credibility of the story. The journalist that has revealed this is Sandro Magister who is probably the most respected person covering the Vatican.
The strategy on the part of US news organizations seems to be to ignore it and wait for the story to die. Already there have been reports that Ricca has quietly resigned. But before that there was a denial by a Vatican spokesman who was also alleged to have said that Pope Francis was insisting on keeping Ricca in his position at the Vatican Bank. (For more information I recommend visiting the Rorate Caeli website.)
If Ricca resigns now while the Pope is attending World Youth Day in Brazil that would probably not get much media attention.
Still, one can be sure that the US mainstream media has the story of the Ricca scandal in their files. And the first time that Pope Francis does something to disturb their secular humanist agenda they will quickly pull it out and throw it in his face. This is journalistic blackmail of course.
For now the liberal/humanist/atheist mainstream media seems to be happy with Pope Francis. As long as he focuses on "social justice" issues they will be his ally. Time magazine even put him on the cover as "The People's Pope".
If you didn't see Pope Francis on the Time cover, that's probably because you live in the United States.