The story Moynihan wrote, covering the breaking news claiming high-placed corruption and blackmail, was essentially based on hearsay.
In other words, this article contains no sourced evidence whatsoever, except for the (alleged) statement of “a man close to the man who drafted the Report” that “everything centers on the non-observance of the 6th and 7th commandments.”
That sentence is the only “semi-sourced” sentence in the entire article.
Everything else is assertion.
A potentially explosive report has linked the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI to the discovery of a network of gay prelates in the Vatican, some of whom – the report said – were being blackmailed by outsiders. - Hearsay
So anyway. Yesterday, I was reading - just for recreation - I know! How nuts is that? I was reading, searching a few sites for messages from private revelations concerning popes and the 'end of the era' prophecies. Seems to me the private revelation circuit and the rumor mill pretty much run along the same lines.
Anyway, I must say how surprised I was to discover so many similarities between Medjugorje and Garanbandal - and discovered that Garabandal actually got picked up by Veronica Leukin of Bayside. I did not know that before. The tie in between Veronica and Garabandal? Poor Joey Lomangino, now in his mid 80's I think. He is supposed to get his sight back after the miracle takes place in Spain, which will only happen after the warning and the chastisement - I think.
I get the sequence of events screwed up when it comes to foretold events. It is hard to keep track - even for the seers. Especially since so much other stuff is usually included or involved with these 'cults'. Which is why I have a hard time believing claims made by these people; like the seer from Medjugorje who says Our Lady's messages are written on invisible parchment. Likewise, all of those secrets which hold simple souls in suspense, year after year after year, waiting for the secrets to unfold. Garabandal has an intricate timetable for events and dates to announce them - so people can get there to see the miracle as it happens. It. Is. So. Odd.
I'll stick with John Allen and Rocco Palmo for my Vati-news leaks from now on - and of course the Vatican press office. As for private revelations - I'll stick with those which are approved.
As for the faith - I am Roman Catholic.