Actor slams Pope over child abuse scandal
(Daily Wire) On Saturday, actress Patricia Heaton, an outspoken Christian conservative, responded to a tweet from journalist and founder of Catholic Voices, Austen Ivereigh: Or @Pontifex could just release all the records himself and save everyone a lot of unnecessary time and trouble, right?
Stop trying to paint obfuscation and coverup as some kind of heroic act. https://t.co/0aBwd5geTb — Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton)
September 1, 2018 Soon after Heaton’s tweet, Ivereigh responded with the following: I think you may be confusing the pope with the CEO of a corporation who has justify himself to shareholders.
The Holy See is a sovereign state; it doesn’t “release records”. Nor does the pope respond to lobbies or pressure groups. Keeping some things private is not “covering up”. — Austen Ivereigh (@austeni) September 1, 2018 cardinal mccarrick and pope francis are at the center of the pedophile cover up scandal © press Cardinal McCarrick and Pope Francis are at the center of the pedophile cover-up scandal.
This prompted Heaton to fire back with a series of tweets: Your arrogance is quite bold. The laity is the church. They have sacrificed finances to give their children a catholic education, have tithed, followed church tradition, looked for guidance. To have any moral authority, @Pontifex must release any reports of abuse. Period. https://t.co/6yjcSIO8es — Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) September 1, 2018
My grandmother had 15 children – Catholic Mother of the Year. My father sent all 5 of us to catholic school on a reporter’s low salary and faithfully tithed to parish, Boystown and Maryknoll Missions. My sister is a Nashville Dominican. Transparency now. — Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton)
September 1, 2018 I don’t care if every previous Pope is exposed. My allegiance is not to any man or institution, but only to Christ crucified and risen, who warned that it would be better to drown with a millstone around your neck than to cause his little ones to stumble. — Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton)
September 1, 2018 Then on Sunday, Heaton continued by citing a verse from the book of James: “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their affliction and to keep oneself unstained by the world.” James 1:18 — Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) September 2, 2018 The Daily Wire reached out to Heaton for further comment, but as of publication, we have received no reply.