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Aggregated news and commentary from across the web regarding cover-up of the sexual abuse scandal.

Time for the Vatican to Show How Serious it is in Cleaning House

Time for the Vatican to Show How Serious it is in Cleaning House

Washington Post, Editors
ONE MONTH after a credible allegation of sexual abuse of a minor forced the suspension of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick from the public ministry, there have been disturbing new revelations about ...
Cardinal O’Malley: ‘I Did Not Personally Receive’ Damning Letter about Cardinal McCarrick

Cardinal O’Malley: ‘I Did Not Personally Receive’ Damning Letter about Cardinal McCarrick

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Cardinal Sean O’Malley, head of a papal commission on combating clerical sex abuse, has finally broken his silence on the Cardinal McCarrick scandal, saying he never saw a letter detailing some ...
Cardinal Farrell Claims ‘Shock’ at Cardinal McCarrick Abuse. Really?

Cardinal Farrell Claims ‘Shock’ at Cardinal McCarrick Abuse. Really?

A prelate who worked under Cardinal Theodore McCarrick––and who rose through the ranks thanks to McCarrick’s patronage––denies that he had any inkling of the Cardinal’s sexual abuses. Cardinal Kevin Farrell, ...
Promoting Predators

Promoting Predators

What did the American bishops know, and when did they know it? This is the question everyone is asking in the wake of public revelations that Cardinal Theodore McCarrick had, ...
How Can Catholics Fight Back? With the Power of the Purse.

How Can Catholics Fight Back? With the Power of the Purse.

The Stream, John Zmirak
One leverage, other than prayer, which faithful laymen have is financial. As much as they draw from the taxpayer, the bishops’ main source of income is Sunday collections. (They get ...
The Problem of Sexually Active Priests

The Problem of Sexually Active Priests

“A credible and substantiated” allegation of sexual abuse of a minor against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, new details of his emotional and sexual exploitation of Catholic seminarians, and an allegation of ...
Cardinal McCarrick Reportedly Lived on IVE Seminary Property During Retirement

Cardinal McCarrick Reportedly Lived on IVE Seminary Property During Retirement

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is reported to have lived alongside a Maryland house of formation for members of a religious order whose founder has faced Vatican charges of sexual misconduct. St ...
There Is No ‘Biological Solution’ to the Catholic Church’s Spiritual Crisis

There Is No ‘Biological Solution’ to the Catholic Church’s Spiritual Crisis

What we were talking about had a name in Catholic circles. It was called “the biological solution.” Roughly speaking, it meant that priests attached to the reforming visions and the ...
Open Letter to the USCCB Regarding the Cardinal McCarrick Scandal

Open Letter to the USCCB Regarding the Cardinal McCarrick Scandal

From The Christian Review To the Most Reverend Members of the USCCB, I am a concerned Catholic professional with degrees in both civil and canon law. I am also a ...
Without Truth There Is No Trust

Without Truth There Is No Trust

My wife and I entered the Catholic Church in 1997, not long before the news about clergy sexual abuse started coming out of Dallas. I recall having a conversation with ...
A Book about the McCarrick Scandal? It’s Already Written

A Book about the McCarrick Scandal? It’s Already Written

By Phil Lawler at Catholic Culture “Why don’t you write a book about the McCarrick scandal?” my friend asked me. I answered: “Because I already did!” True, The Faithful Departed doesn’t focus ...
Cardinal McCarrick's Network

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 ...
In Plain Sight

In Plain Sight

If you went hiking among the lichen-topped rocks and the icy mountains of Baffin Island, and you suddenly came upon a deep ravine like a cleft in the world, and ...
Why Was the McCarrick Abuse Hushed Up?

Why Was the McCarrick Abuse Hushed Up?

Yesterday Fr James Martin had an anguished piece at America magazine asking how the McCarrick affair could have happened. Why was it covered up? Why wasn’t it reported? He gives some good ...
He Preyed on Men Who Wanted to Be Priests. Then He Became a Cardinal.

He Preyed on Men Who Wanted to Be Priests. Then He Became a Cardinal.

As a young man studying to be a priest in the 1980s, Robert Ciolek was flattered when his brilliant, charismatic bishop in Metuchen, N.J., Theodore E. McCarrick, told him he ...
No More Funding of Predator Bishops

No More Funding of Predator Bishops

She’s mad as heck, and she isn’t funding bad bishops anymore. Following revelations that not only had Cardinal Theodore McCarrick abused seminarians and young priests, but other bishops had known ...
Cardinal McCarrick: Everybody Knew

Cardinal McCarrick: Everybody Knew

Remember how, after Harvey Weinstein was busted as a serial sexual abuser, it emerged that a whole lot of people knew this about Weinstein, but never said anything about it? ...
American Cardinal Accused of Sexually Abusing Minor Is Removed From Ministry

American Cardinal Accused of Sexually Abusing Minor Is Removed From Ministry

Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington and a prominent Roman Catholic voice in international and public policy, has been removed from ministry after an investigation found credible ...
Cardinal Cupich Praises Pro-LGBT James Martin as ‘Foremost Evangelizer’ of Youth

Cardinal Cupich Praises Pro-LGBT James Martin as ‘Foremost Evangelizer’ of Youth

U.S. Cardinal Blase Cupich praised Jesuit Fr. James Martin for being what he called the “foremost evangelizer” of young people in the Church today. “He really is one of the, ...
A Communist Pope? An Interview With Author George Neumayr

A Communist Pope? An Interview With Author George Neumayr

EDITOR’S NOTE: The opinions expressed in the following conversation are those of the book’s author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of LifeSiteNews. September 1, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Journalist Maike Hickson conducted an interview with ...
How to Save the Catholic Church

How to Save the Catholic Church

The great second wave of church scandals appears this week to be settling down. In the Vatican they’re likely thinking “the worst is over” and “we’ve weathered the storm.” Is ...