News & Commentary

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

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, ...
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 ...