Statement from Bishop Thomas Olmsted Regarding Archbishop Viganò’s Recent Testimony
“I have known Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò for 39 years. We became colleagues in the Secretariat of State of the Holy See in August 1979, where he had been serving prior to my entrance into this work in service to the ministry of Pope John Paul II.
Although I have no knowledge of the information that he reveals in his written testimony of August 22, 2018, so I cannot personally verify its truthfulness, I have always known and respected him as a man of truthfulness, faith and integrity. St. Paul says of priests: “This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Now it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy” (1 Cor 4:1-2). That is how I have consistently found Archbishop Viganò.
For this reason, I ask that Archbishop Viganò’s testimony be taken seriously by all, and that every claim that he makes be investigated thoroughly. Many innocent people have been seriously harmed by clerics like Archbishop McCarrick; whoever has covered up these shameful acts must be brought to the light of day.”
+Thomas J. Olmsted
Bishop of Phoenix
how many new threads with news reports makes the definition of agenda posting
One problem with this forum setup and its lack of proactive moderation is that there is no policing of things like multiple topics. It’s not just this one. I have noticed that this forum regularly has multiple threads about the same story, sometimes with the same link. It gets pretty confusing. If I was benevolent dictator, there would just be a Viganò testimony catch all thread. But I’m not.