“A national discussion was triggered after a petition addressed to the U.S. papal nuncio was launched last week asking him to stop the appointment of Fr. James Martin, S.J. as archbishop of Philadelphia.
The petition was begun by Donna Bethell, a Catholic attorney and former U.S. Department of Energy undersecretary who recently stepped down as chairman of Christendom College’s board of directors…
When pressed by LifeSiteNews to disclose the identity of the person who told her Martin was being vetted by the Vatican for the position of Philadelphia prelate, Bethell explained that he must remain anonymous because of his position.
‘His source is Jesuits and what he heard is that Archbishop Pierre is seeking references for Fr. Martin for Archbishop of Philadelphia,’ Bethell told LifeSiteNews. ‘As you know, this is a normal step in the development of candidates.’
‘But the history of this pontificate is that normal processes are often short-circuited, so this appointment could occur at any time,’ she added. ‘That is why I chose to go public now with what little I know. Once an appointment is made it is too late to stop it.’…
We already have two liberal, pro-LGBT cardinals in the U.S.: Chicago’s Cardinal Blase Cupich and Newark’s Cardinal Joseph Tobin.
All three — Cupich, Tobin, and McElroy — have endorsed Fr. Martin’s work.
Adding Martin as archbishop of Philadelphia or Atlanta would establish a powerful cabal to force the normalization of homosexuality and transgenderism within the Catholic Church in the United States.”