The Ted McCarrick Rot Deepens

I don’t believe that the main reason that Christianity is collapsing in America is because of church scandals. It has much more to do with broader and deeper trends in modernity — with science, with capitalism, with technology, with the Sexual Revolution. But the churches have hurt themselves tremendously with their sex scandals. A Protestant … Read more

Cardinal O’Connor of New York Investigated McCarrick Claims in 1994

According to a former papal nuncio, the late Cardinal John O’Connor of New York carried out an investigation into Theodore McCarrick in 1994. Cardinal Agostino Cacciavillan, 93, told John Duncan of the Catholic News Servicethat when he was the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, he alerted O’Connor to information he received shortly before Pope St. John Paul … Read more

FACT: McCarrick Was Activated By Pope Francis

The long-delayed McCarrick Report confirms that Pope Francis knew about the sex abuse allegations against McCarrick and that the Vatican had taken steps, from 2006 on, to remove him from the public, telling him to move into a more remote residence and to hold back in his public appearances and travels. However, McCarrick’s status suddenly … Read more

Post Revisted: Powerful Perverts – Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and Jeffrey Epstein

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 … Read more

Bishop Strickland: Prelates Who Supported, Promoted ‘Evil’ McCarrick Must Be Held Accountable

Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, tweeted that prelates who “supported, promoted and are affiliated with “evil” disgraced ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick must be called to account for their actions. On Monday, tweeting in reference to a 2004 television interview in which McCarrick condemned sexual abuse, Bishop Strickland wrote: “This despicable video is from 2004. All … Read more

McCarrick Is Gone, But The Corrupt System That Created Him Remains

241 days after the news of Theodore McCarrick first broke last summer, Pope Francis has finally defrocked Theodore McCarrick.  It appears to be the first time that a cardinal or bishop in the United States has been defrocked, or laicized, from the Roman Catholic Church, and the first time any cardinal has been laicized for sexual abuse. … Read more

Lawyer: McCarrick Repeatedly Abused Youth During Confession

The Vatican’s sexual abuse case against ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has expanded significantly after a man testified that the retired American archbishop sexually abused him for years starting when he was 11, including during confession. James Grein testified Thursday in New York before the judicial vicar for the New York City archdiocese, who was asked by … Read more

Cardinal Tobin Reportedly Declined to Investigate McCarrick Misconduct Rumors

Cardinal Joseph Tobin told a journalist Friday that he heard rumors shortly after his 2017 arrival in the Archdiocese of Newark about the sexual misconduct of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. He said he did not investigate those rumors because he found them unbelievable. In a column published Aug. 31 in the North Jersey Record, journalist Mike Kelly … Read more

Priest Says He Repeatedly Complained About Theodore McCarrick’s Alleged Sex Abuse

There are new questions about the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal – what did the church know about the allegations surrounding ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and when did the church know about it? Father Boniface Ramsey of St. Joseph’s Church in New York City said he repeatedly complained about McCarrick, the now-retired Archbishop of Washington, and sexual … Read more

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