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Rome Failed on McCarrick – and Needs to Change

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Representatives of the American bishops have now met with Pope Francis to discuss the much-needed investigation of the McCarrick Affair. This is understandable since any process involving the ex-cardinal and other prelates requires papal permission. It’s one thing to ask the pope’s support for an investigation, however, and quite another to trust Vatican officials to […]

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Bootkoski Claims at Odds with NY Times McCarrick Abuse Report

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Bishop Emeritus Paul Bootkoski of Metuchen said last week that claims of abuse against then-Cardinal McCarrick made to his diocese were reported to the then-nuncio in a timely manner. Accounts from some alleged victims suggest the diocese had been aware of McCarrick’s misconduct long before it was reported. An Aug. 28 statement from the office […]

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Metuchen Diocese Suspends Priest with Close Connection to Bootkoski

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The Diocese of Metuchen has temporarily removed a priest from parish ministry while it reexamines the handling of misconduct allegations made against him. The priest, Fr. Alfonso R. Condorson, was ordained in 1995 in the Archdiocese of Newark by Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. Condorson, previously known as Alfonso Condorpusa, held parish assignments in the archdiocese before […]

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Which McCarrick Network Domino Will Be the First to Fall – And Where Will it Lead?

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By now, Catholics the world over are sick of hearing about the not-so-secret life of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Stories that involve unwanted touching of minors and seminarians, strange costumes, familial nicknames, and the Cardinal demanding that young men share his bed. Stories that involve “gay sex parties at the bishop’s residence”, and other things we’d […]

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Bishop Paul Gregory Bootkoski

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Current Role Bishop Emeritus of Metuchen, New Jersey Official Web Site: http://www.diometuchen.org/ Mailing Address: P.O. Box 191, Metuchen, NJ 08840; 146 Metlars Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA Telephone: (732)562-1990 What Has Been Reported A McCarrick protege — served as Vicar General of Newark under McCarrick; consecrated auxiliary bishop of Newark by McCarrick in September 1997. […]

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Cardinal McCarrick’s Network

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One obvious next step in the Cardinal McCarrick story is uncovering more victims of his abuse. We now know of two. I would bet that there will surely be more. But that’s not the most interesting or important part of the story. The key now is to uncover the networks within the clergy and episcopate. […]