Are Pope Francis or those who Control him to Blame for the McCarrick Scandal & possibly for Pope Benedict's Resignation?
Pro-gay journalist Michael Sean Winters wrote that "[b]ecause their longtime nemesis Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been accused of unspeakable crimes and because they think they can use this crisis to attack Pope Francis. It is deplorable."[ https://www.ncronline.org/news/accountability/distinctly-catholic/conservatives-distort-mccarrick-scandal-attack-francis ] Winters by deplorable means that those who attack Francis because of the McCarrick scandal are deserving of strong condemnation. This is the opposite of the truth. The McCarrick scandal is the responsibility of Francis and those who control him. W ikiwand.com reported that Pope Benedict XVI put McCarrick "out to pasture," more than likely, for the same reason he fired Cardinal Angelo Sodano from the position of Secretary of State for scandal. But, Francis has ultimately the sole responsibility for putting the scandalous McCarrick (and Sodano) "back in the mix" as Wikiwand.com rev