News & Commentary

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

Lay Catholics Express ‘Righteous Anger’ Over Church Leaders’ Failure in McCarrick Scandal

Lay Catholics Express ‘Righteous Anger’ Over Church Leaders’ Failure in McCarrick Scandal

This week I have been swamped with messages from loyal Catholics who have been shaken and disgusted by the latest eruption of the continuing sex-abuse scandal in the Church. I ...
Albany Bishop: Clerical Sex Abuse a ‘Profoundly Spiritual Crisis’

Albany Bishop: Clerical Sex Abuse a ‘Profoundly Spiritual Crisis’

Bishop Edward Scharfenberger of Albany wrote to the clerics of his local Church Sunday, saying that abuse of authority and sexual abuse by clerics is, more than a crisis of ...
Clergy Sexual Abuse: The Solution is Now Obvious

Clergy Sexual Abuse: The Solution is Now Obvious

In 2004 the Catholic Bishops of the United States ordered a study be made of the problem of sexual abuse by clergy in America. Since this John Jay College of ...
NJ Bishop Protects Predator Priests, Retires in Luxury

NJ Bishop Protects Predator Priests, Retires in Luxury

When New Jersey Abp. John J. Myers retired in 2017 — with a career scarred by sex abuse settlements and protection of predator priests — he went to live in a lavish estate ...
Why Did the Bishops Allow McCarrick to Draft the 2002 Sex Abuse Policy?

Why Did the Bishops Allow McCarrick to Draft the 2002 Sex Abuse Policy?

The other shoe has fallen for Cardinal McCarrick and he has been forced to resign from the College of Cardinals. That the resignation took this long is itself another scandal. But, ...
The Emergent MeToo Clerical Movement

The Emergent MeToo Clerical Movement

In Catholic circles, the news cycle has been dominated by recent news of several high profile bishops, Cardinal McCarrick and Bishop Pineda foremost among them, who are being publically and forcibly called out for ...
Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Resigns Amid Sexual Abuse Scandal

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Resigns Amid Sexual Abuse Scandal

Acting swiftly to contain a widening sex abuse scandal at the highest levels of the Roman Catholic Church, the pope officially suspended the cardinal from the exercise of any public ...
Leading Churchmen are Denying the Undeniable

Leading Churchmen are Denying the Undeniable

A few cardinals have roused themselves to respond to the month-old press disclosures that Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is a pederast, whereas before he was merely well known as a serial ...
Texas Bishop: Hold McCarrick and His Enablers Accountable

Texas Bishop: Hold McCarrick and His Enablers Accountable

Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s alleged crimes might merit removing him from the clergy entirely—and they require accountability for all Church leaders who knew of his alleged misconduct and did nothing, ...
When Bishops Lose Their Authority

When Bishops Lose Their Authority

While on the scaffold awaiting his execution, St. Thomas More famously declared, “I die the king’s faithful servant, but God’s first.” Throughout the controversy surrounding King Henry’s divorce and remarriage, ...
Which McCarrick Network Domino Will Be the First to Fall – And Where Will it Lead?

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

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 ...
Sins That Demand Justice: How Clerical Culture Failed to Stop Sexual Predators

Sins That Demand Justice: How Clerical Culture Failed to Stop Sexual Predators

Amid increasing allegations of sexual abuse against the disgraced U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston, the Church’s most respected advocate for victims of clergy sexual abuse of minors, ...
McCarrick is ‘Tip of the Iceberg’

McCarrick is ‘Tip of the Iceberg’

Father Dariusz Oko became world-famous in 2013 for his bombshell essay on clerical homosexuality. In “With the Pope Against Homoheresy,” Oko asserted not only that homosexual priests and bishops have abused ...
The World Over: The Cardinal McCarrick Scandal, Marjorie Murphy Campbell with Raymond Arro

The World Over: The Cardinal McCarrick Scandal, Marjorie Murphy Campbell with Raymond Arro

EWTN, Raymond Arroyo
MARJORIE MURPHY CAMPBELL, mother, attorney, canon lawyer and author of this week’s Open Letter to the USCCB Regarding the Cardinal McCarrick Scandal ...
Albany Priest Describes Culture of Harassment Under McCarrick

Albany Priest Describes Culture of Harassment Under McCarrick

Father Desmond Rossi says he first met Cardinal Theodore McCarrick when he was a seminarian in Newark in 1986. He says that he had heard rumors that then-Archbishop McCarrick cultivated ...
Uncle Ted’s ‘Special Boy’

Uncle Ted’s ‘Special Boy’

When I speak to James by phone, I ask him what he would have to say to the people – bishops, priests, and laymen – who know who Theodore McCarrick ...
The Catholic Church Needs an Inquest into What the Pederast Cardinal's Colleagues Knew and When

The Catholic Church Needs an Inquest into What the Pederast Cardinal’s Colleagues Knew and When

One of the best things that the bishops of the American Catholic Church did during the great wave of sex abuse revelations 16 years ago — and yes, there’s a ...
Psychiatrist: Cardinal McCarrick Should be Laicized and His Enablers Should Resign

Psychiatrist: Cardinal McCarrick Should be Laicized and His Enablers Should Resign

Men who find fulfillment in their God-given vocation as protectors of their wives, children, youth, marriage, the culture and their country find Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s long history of sexually aggressive ...
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, ...