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Get Your McCarrick Money

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Just in time for the Catholic Services Appeal Its that time of year again when bishops shake-down the sheep for their annual Lenten appeal. But this year, things are different.  Catholics are fed-up with the financial and sexual corruption in hierarchy of bishops. People no longer trust their bishops not to use their money on […]

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McCarrick’s Former Secretary: He Was ‘A Devourer Of Souls’

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A priest who was the personal secretary of former cardinal Theodore McCarrick said he is sickened by manipulative fundraising tactics employed while McCarrick was Archbishop of Washington. The priest called McCarrick a “manipulator” and a “devourer of souls.” “For a portion of my priesthood, I worked directly for the foremost fund-raiser in the Church – […]

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The Stain of Theodore McCarrick Is Impossible to Expunge

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His legacy lives on in his “nephews” who preside over dioceses hemorrhaging money, including — alarmingly — pension funds. The Vatican’s long-promised report on the Theodore McCarrick scandal has yet to materialize. Meanwhile, his “nephews” continue to rise in the Church, often taking positions within the inner circle of Pope Francis. Cardinal Kevin Farrell, who […]

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Congress Finds Catholic Persecution Worse after Vatican-China Deal

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A new U.S. government report says that human rights abuse in China has worsened in the last year, and specifically highlighted the escalating persecution of Chinese Catholics in the wake of the Vatican-China agreement of 2018. “During its 2019 reporting year, the Congressional-Executive Commission on China found that the human rights situation has worsened and […]

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FBI Interviewed Papal Foundation Staff about McCarrick

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Law enforcement officials have conducted interviews with several senior figures at the Papal Foundation, a U.S. based charity which supports the charitable works of the Holy Father. Officers from the FBI have spoken to at least three foundation staff members over last several months, with enquiries focused on the role of Theodore McCarrick, who served […]

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McCarrick and Theological Dissent in the 1960s: Observations of a Contemporary

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The investigation into how the former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was promoted up to the level he enjoyed before his misdeeds became public knowledge is necessary and may yield helpful results. However, besides the question of “Who knew what and promoted him?” there’s another crucial issue. How could this man who was ordained in 1958 think […]

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The McCarrick Report: Coming Soon?

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The news that the Holy See will publish the results of the internal investigation of files related to former cardinal Theodore McCarrick is welcome indeed. Cardinal Seán O’Malley informed the American bishops at their annual fall meeting that “[t]he intention is to publish the Holy See’s response soon, if not before Christmas, soon in the […]