Irrational Indignation. On the very day the abusive abuse report commissioned by Munich Archdiocese was published by the law firm Westpfahl Spilker Wastl (WSW), a wave of indignation washed over the memory of Benedict XVI in Germany. At prime time, the verdict on Benedict XVI was pronounced in the public media: Guilty.
No Evidence. Guido Horst notices in Die-Tagespost.de that there is no evidence at all against Ratzinger. He stresses that the verdict was not pronounced by a court but by a law firm. Lawyers are not known for being friends with the truth. According to Horst, if Westpfahl Spilker Wastl law firm had been a normal court, the "accused" Benedict XVI would have been acquitted for lack of evidence.
The Goal. Horst expresses what is evident: This smear-campaign is not about Benedict’s actions but about his legacy which stands in the way of the German bishops who plan to build another church based on a failed Protestant model. Quote, “A man like Ratzinger is disturbing. On Thursday, the media apparatus destroyed him with the help of zealous theologians.”
Timing. One thing is interesting. The abusive abuse inquisitors admitted that the peak of the alleged assaults, mostly against young males, in Munich Archdiocese was in the 1960s and 1970s. In other words: It was the time after Vatican II which went along with a moral, dogmatic, and liturgical collapse and which is presented as a “great renewal” when most of the crimes supposedly happened. This was also the time when left-wing groups, like the Green Party which is now part of the German government, openly attempted to “legalise” paedophilia.
Ratzinger’s Guilt. Guelfo Rosa writes on RadioSpada.org that Ratzinger must be condemned for the disastrous state he left the universal Church in, for his contradictory teaching, for renewing the apostasy of Assisi. He kept silent when he should have defended tradition. But to put an old man through the meat grinder because of ancient claims rehashed by an intemperate and hypocritical media frenzy is no heroic act.