From Christopher Lamb in The Tablet

In the current issue of The Tablet Christopher Lamb does a critique of the CDF, highlighting how they are selective in who they target.  He particularly mentions various senior clerics and catholics in the U.S. who publicly contradict and defy Church Teaching (William Barr on the death penalty, e.g.) and Vigano attacking Francis. And the CDF remain silent; they have nothing to say. Then Lamb concludes:

“The doctrine office also committed time and resources to an opaque, and highly questionable, investigation of Irish priest Fr Tony Flannery, 73, ordering him to sign a series of “fidelity oaths”.If the CDF is serious about defending doctrine in 2021, perhaps it should be less selective in its interventions.”

I don’t often get annoyed with the Church (a futile exercise!!), but sometimes when I read of the carry-on of senior clerics, and the ability of the CDF to look the other way, I do think of the demands they have made of me, and I conclude, rightly or wrongly, that there is something very sick about it.