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Despite Serious Allegations, Archbishop Francis Chullikatt Remains an Apostolic Nuncio

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An archbishop who served as the Holy See’s permanent observer to the United Nations is accused of financial and professional misconduct, including the use of Vatican staff and influence to assist and support financially a woman with whom he is alledged to have had a romantic relationship. Sources say that although Vatican officials were informed […]

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Saving Andrew Cuomo’s Soul

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Bishops may not wish to be ‘politicians or culture warriors,’ but they are required to speak with clarity on what is and is not acceptable for a Catholic to do, say and believe. Sixty years ago, John F. Kennedy insisted that his Catholicism was a private matter, and a generation of politicians followed suit. New York […]

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‘Unfathomable’ Wuerl Forgot Allegations

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The man who made a 2004 accusation of misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick said Wednesday he is in disbelief after Cardinal Donald Wuerl told him he forgot about the allegation sometime after becoming Washington’s archbishop in 2006. In a January 15 letter, Wuerl wrote to Washington, DC priests saying that “when I was asked if […]

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Wuerl Knew of McCarrick Abuse Allegations in 2004

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Recall that Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò called Wuerl a ‘shameless liar’ in his testimony back in August 2018 – now this from CNA: An allegation of misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick was reported to Cardinal Donald Wuerl in 2004, despite Wuerl’s insistence he knew nothing about McCarrick’s alleged sexual misconduct until 2018. Wuerl forwarded the report […]

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Here’s Why You Should Care That McCarrick Won’t Get a Full Trial

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Six months after the Archdiocese of New York first announced it had received a “credible” accusation of sexual abuse against then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the disgraced former archbishop of Washington could soon find himself dismissed from the clergy altogether. But instead of conducting a full-blown trial, complete with procedural niceties and room for legal back-and-forth between prosecution and […]

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The Non-Trial of Theodore McCarrick

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The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is expected to formally assess the evidence and defense within the next week and reach a final determination. While recent media reports suggest that a trial of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick is underway, Vatican sources have told CNA that his case is not being handled by a full […]