Don’t let the fact that these aren’t your institutions convince you to look away from the scandal. The only way to recognize them at home is to see them plain from a distance.
The contest of which statement, the Pope’s “no comment” or Cupich’s “bigger agenda” is the more tone deaf is a matter of personal perspective. What is becoming increasingly clear is the Vatican has no idea how to handle this present crisis it finds itself in.
The Roman Catholic Church does not need reforming. It needs a reckoning. And it must start at the top. Pope Francis should lead by example, take responsibility, and resign. Now.