Monsignor Rossi, Wuerl’s Gay Mafioso at the Basilica

The other day I received a call from a former Catholic University of America student who recounted episodes of sexual harassment that he suffered at the hands of Monsignor Walter Rossi, the Gay Mafioso whom pederast Cardinal Theodore McCarrick appointed to run the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in 2005. Rossi succeeded another accused gay harasser, (then monsignor, later bishop) Michael Bransfield who is currently under investigation for preying upon men.

So in Rossi’s rise we see another case of gay predators promoting and protecting each other. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, one of the premier enablers of the Gay Mafia, naturally approved of McCarrick’s choice and has emboldened Rossi in his appalling directorship of the Basilica. Rossi, I learned recently, keeps a gay love nest in Fort Lauderdale, according to a source close to the bishops. “He shares a posh condo on the beach in Fort Lauderdale with a priest from Scranton,” this source said. Sure enough, that checks out if you type Walter Rossi’s name into Fort Lauderdale’s property records.

Listed as living at 3750 Galt Ocean Drive in Fort Lauderdale, Florida are “Walter R. Rossi” and “Andrew Hvozdovic.” Google the latter’s name and an Andrew Hvozdovic pops up as a pastor at a Catholic parish in the diocese of Scranton.

The mailing address for the owners is: “2305 Queens Chapel Rd Hyattsville MD 20782.” That address corresponds to the mansion, close to Wuerl’s chancery, where Rossi lives when he is working at the Basilica. I’m told Rossi lives at the mansion with other senior staffers from the Basilica.

He is far less fastidious about his body. According to Catholic University alumni, Rossi would proposition them. “He insinuated that he would be up for a threesome,” recalled one CUA graduate, who had a gay roommate with whom Rossi was overly familiar. “It was gay sexual harassment.”

“Rossi had an affair with Matthew Riedlinger,” says a Church insider. “Riedlinger was an Ohio seminarian whom Rossi got moved to the diocese of Trenton. Rossi leaned on McCarrick to move his lover there.” But around 2013 Riedlinger got into trouble for attempting to sext underage children during a sting operation, which had been organized by a Catholic University graduate angry at Riedlinger’s sexual advances upon him. The New Jersey Star-Ledger reported on the scandal: “[Riedlinger] is a priest of the Diocese of Trenton, and while exchanging more than 1,200 text messages over four weeks last year, he thought he was talking to a 16-year-old boy.”

“Riedlinger since then has left the priesthood and married some dude,” says the insider. “But Rossi tried to protect him.” Rossi, according to this source, got Trenton Bishop David O’Connell to try and cover up Riedlinger’s scandal. O’Connell, a former president of Catholic University, “comes out of the gay cesspool at Catholic U and would do whatever Rossi and McCarrick wanted,” says this source.

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