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Wuerl Denies Prior Denials Denied Knowledge of McCarrick Seminarian Abuse

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Just when you thought it could not get any crazier…. this from CNA: Cardinal Donald Wuerl told Washington, DC priests Saturday that he appropriately handled a 2004 allegation of misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. The cardinal also said that his recent denials of knowledge concerning McCarrick’s alleged misdeeds pertained only to the sexual abuse of minors. […]

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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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Authorities Raid Archdiocese of US Bishops’ Conference President

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Investigators have executed a search warrant on the chancery offices of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. A search warrant obtained by the district attorney’s office for Montgomery County was served Wednesday morning by officers from the Texas Rangers and Conroe Police Department. The district attorney’s office said Nov. 28 it is seeking documents related to the case […]

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What Rights Does a Pastor Have?

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While a priest’s ministry is dependent upon that of his bishop, and every priest promises respect and obedience to the bishop at ordination, it is a common mistake to think of a pastor as a kind of branch manager or tenant farmer of the bishop. The pastor’s canonical role is much different than that. Canon […]