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Obviously not happy with his work as a priest of God and the need to live a lie any longer, Monsignor Charamsa decided that he would attempt to change the Church to suit his desires by creating a scene; neither a dignified nor a humble decision.
Even Jesus had a Judas.
Why do we expect to be spared embarrassments, wrongs and humiliations? This is nothing new in the life of the Church.
As Jesus was not silent at his betrayal asking: "Would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?" (Lk 24: 48), the Director of the Vatican Press Office cannot remain silent.
In response to Fr. Charamsa's statements, the Vatican Press Office issued a response, which included the following statement:
"Msgr. Charamsa will certainly be unable to continue to carry out his previous work in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Pontifical universities, while the other aspects of his situation shall remain the competence of his diocesan Ordinary." Read the Father Lombardi's full statement from Vatican Radio here.
Was this an attempt to embarrass the Church before the Synod?
Or, is it a chance for the Synod to pick up its cross and defend the entirety of the Truth?
This is an opportunity to show charity through obedience to the Truth. It would be irresponsible and against what the pope had just said about abuses for anyone to look the other way. There is no rethinking of any teaching -- the door has not and will never be opened to tolerance; the door is open to mercy and charity.
This behavior is wrong and an egregious offense against solemn vows which is always wrong. The Monsignor has succumbed to being misled by his passions; he will be mercifully corrected.