“I believe that this petition is legitimate; there are those who want to deny the statistical truth that the vast majority of abuses committed by priests are homosexual acts. One cannot escape this reality.”
(Maike Hickson – LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Gerhard Müller – the former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith – commented on a recently launched campaign to Stop homosexual networks in the Catholic Church as organized by the Swiss organization Pro Ecclesia and LifeSiteNews, calling it “legitimate.”
“One cannot escape this reality” of the fact that “the vast majority of abuses committed by priests are homosexual acts,” he said in a recent interview.
Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, one of the dubia Cardinals, writing to LifeSiteNews, also lent his support to the campaign. “Of course, I support your initiative!” he said, adding: “Jesus Himself says: ‘The truth will make you free!’”
The campaign, launched Jan. 16, asks the heads of the bishops’ conferences worldwide — who will be meeting in Rome next month with Pope Francis — to take the necessary steps to stop homosexual networks in the Catholic Church, especially the networks that are connected with the clerical abuse crisis and that have recently come to light. The petition has of this writing been signed by 7,500 people.