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* is the tide beginning to turn? … pedophile enabler Cardinal Hoyos removed from DC Latin Mass

Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 22, 2010

Cardinal Hojos ... pedophile enabler

A controversial Vatican official — now caught in the ash cloud of anger over the global sexual abuse scandal — will not celebrate high Latin Mass at the nation’s largest Catholic shrine after all.

Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos, 80, who once ran the Vatican’s Congregation for the Clergy, was going to be the star celebrant at the first Latin Mass to be offered in half a century at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Thousands of worshipers are expected at the service Saturday at the massive basilica in Northwest Washington.

But Cardinal Hoyos was exposed last week for lauding — in a 2001 letter — French Bishop Pierre Pican of Bayeux-Lisieux for refusing to denounce a priest that the bishop knew was a pedophile.

Today, the sponsors of the event, The Paulus Institute, which promotes the use of the Latin Mass, announced that Hoyos would not participate after all.

Read the entire article at … http://content.usatoday.com/communities/Religion/post/2010/04/scandal-sex-abuse-catholic-vatican-washington/1

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