Great story by Christopher Manion from last August painting the parallels between two sexual perverts.
There are several parallels, some of them ominous, between two recent scandals that have dominated both religious and secular headlines.
The powerful Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick passed out money, promotions, and power. The popular billionaire Jeffrey Epstein passed out lavish gifts, luxurious vacations, and, for those who wanted it, sex — lots of it.
On Sunday, April 3, 2005, the day after the death of Saint John Paul II, Theodore Cardinal McCarrick and at least a dozen other priests concelebrated the 10 a.m. Mass at Saint Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington. In attendance were, among other dignitaries, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy.
Cardinal McCarrick came out to the pews before Mass, fully vested except for his chasuble, and greeted Senator Kennedy warmly.
After the Mass, as the celebrants processed out, Senator Kennedy stood up and took Cardinal McCarrick’s arm. Beaming, they strolled arm in arm down the aisle towards the exit.
Read the rest at The Stream