For a million reasons, Fernandez has to go. For the sake of the future of the church, I urge my fellow American Catholics to make their voices heard in this regard. Whether this entails a collective closing of the wallet or some other type of campaign, I will leave to more able activists. But we must not stand by and allow this type of deviancy free rein in our church. Never again — not now, not ever.
This week, Cardinal Victor Manuel Fernandez, the prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, came under fire over the discovery of a hardcore erotica book he authored in the late 1990s while serving as a priest in his native Argentina. Fernandez, who was handpicked by fellow Argentine Pope Francis for the lofty position in 2023, is commonly considered the second-most powerful figure in the Vatican and a potential papal successor.
To be clear, the book, titled Mystical Passion: Spirituality and Sensuality, is not the exquisitely sensual religious poetry of St. John of the Cross. It is pure smut. And perhaps worse for a man of Fernandez’s distinction, it’s second-rate smut: unimaginative, misogynistic, and downright creepy.
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