One look at these monstrous men is to know the endless pride in them. They are not sorry, these leaders of the lavender mafia. They are modernists, they do not fear the supernatural, they barely believe in it. They came into the Church and their touch was rot, evil, unapologetic, vile. They built a culture of lies, denial, conspiracy, they saw new seminarians as prey, young children as sexual objects. There is no word for this but evil.
And as much as they have been turning tradition on its head, the truth of tradition is not influenced by convincing wording, it is not undone by a vote of the majority, it is truth and it is unassailable forever. And these monsters will know this, because many seem too prideful to seek forgiveness, their eyes are steely walls, their souls hollow and maligned, twisting with the wind behind their emotionless facade. They have denied that their sins are sins for too long.
And they will know Hell. The unquenchable fire that Jesus Christ spoke about. The never-ending agony that turning from God and going in the other direction for a lifetime earns you. The justice that this world may never fully deliver, it will be delivered.
That voice in your head, dear bishop, honored cardinal, lifelong priest, you know who you are, and you know the voice, the one that told you that everything you did was fine and good. The one that whispered to you to perform the hideous acts you performed, to punish the innocent the way you did, to sin and convince yourself and others that it was not sin. That voice was not God, that voice was the very prince of darkness, or one of his minions, such as yourself, and he awaits you in the supernatural afterlife you never quite believed in.
You have a fleeting chance to find true remorse, to tell all of the truth and confess all of your sins. You are probably too prideful, and if so you will burn and your name will be counted among the most vile and putrid names of human history. But if you repent, turn on the other minions of darkness, cast a light on all of it, restore what you have torn down, believe what you have never really believed, and step down you may have hope.
But if you do not, you will burn in the fires of hell forever, and will have an eternity to learn the painful lesson that truth does exist, sin does corrupt, and judgment does come, whether you like it or not.