Yes, I borrowed that hashtag/term from Father Z. It’s a brilliant term that summarizes the issue in one word. And it’s true: the Church is engaging in a form sodoclericalism, or the practice of protecting priests who live the Bay Area Lifestyle at all costs. Coming from the same crowd that condemns what they call clericalism is pretty rich.
Cardinals Burke and Brandmuller release a joint statement that names the problem in no uncertain terms. Even better, its timing is perfect to compare to the statements made by establishment figures like Cupich, Tagle, and Marx on the nature of the crisis in the Church.