The Church had the Priest crisis of 2002 partly because of lack of transparency.
Now we have a Bishop crisis of 2018 (with Cardinal McCarrick and all Bishops who knew).
Much of the root of the problem has been a lack of transparency.
This is an older article from the Washington Post (from 2015) but an extremely TIMELY article as well.
Pope Francis has been calling for TRANSPARENCY for quite some time.
A lot of people on CAF here have been complaining about the calls for transparency in dealing with the McCarrick crisis.
They forget that these marching orders of transparency come from the Pope himself and have been re-affirmed by our Holy Father as recently as sevreral days ago (which I will ALSO include links to in posts on this thread below).
Let’s take the call from Pope Francis for transparency in Ecclesial matters seriously.
And while we are prayerfully waiting upon the Holy Spirit, let’s refrain from impugning our Holy Father or any of our Bishops (including Archbishop Vigano).
Pope Francis wants ‘absolute transparency’ as he pushes Vatican reform
By David Gibson | Religion News Service Washington Post
February 12, 2015
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called for a Vatican that operates with “absolute transparency” as he gathered more than 165 cardinals in Rome for high-level meetings aimed at tackling one of the toughest challenges of his reformist papacy: overhauling the dysfunctional bureaucracy of the Roman Curia.
The goal, Francis told a lecture hall filled with the “princes of the church,” is to encourage “greater harmony” among the different church offices in a bid to foster “absolute transparency that builds authentic … collegiality.”
“Reform is not an end in itself, but a means of bearing a powerful Christian witness,” Francis said.
That was a nod to the scandals that overshadowed the waning years of Benedict XVI’s papacy and undermined the Vatican’s credibility with the public and the dismayed churchmen who had to deal with the fallout. . . .