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

“We Have Nothing to Fear from the Truth”: 25 Years of Covering Clergy Sex Abuse

“We Have Nothing to Fear from the Truth”: 25 Years of Covering Clergy Sex Abuse

CWR: Based on your experience and reporting, what were the key factors in the clergy abuse scandals? In what way is the current situation different from the early 2000s? Lawler: There were ...
Catholics Blast Cardinal Wuerl’s 'Solution' to the McCarrick Sex Abuse Crisis

Catholics Blast Cardinal Wuerl’s ‘Solution’ to the McCarrick Sex Abuse Crisis

Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s proposal to impanel a committee of bishops to investigate mounting allegations and evidence of systemic problems concerning the handling of sexual misconduct within the ranks of the U.S ...
Dissident Pro-LGBT Priest Given Free Rein in Cardinal Tobin’s Archdiocese

Dissident Pro-LGBT Priest Given Free Rein in Cardinal Tobin’s Archdiocese

On June 24, 2018, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Hoboken, New Jersey, the Archdiocese of Newark, Fr. Alexander Santora celebrated the Parish’s “first annual gay pride Mass.” At the beginning of ...
Catholics in Archdiocese of Washington are Conflicted Over Financial Support after McCarrick Sex Scandal

Catholics in Archdiocese of Washington are Conflicted Over Financial Support after McCarrick Sex Scandal

Catholics in the District of Columbia are conflicted about how to continue to support the church after the resignation of former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick over reports of sexual abuse ...
This Is What Priests Have Come To Know

This Is What Priests Have Come To Know

Here is an excerpt from the “pastoral reflection” of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington and immediate successor of Cardinal — sorry, now just “Archbishop” — Theodore McCarrick. It is the ...
Priest: ‘Evil’ Gay Bishops ‘Persecute, Blackmail’ Faithful Priests Who Might Expose Their Secret

Priest: ‘Evil’ Gay Bishops ‘Persecute, Blackmail’ Faithful Priests Who Might Expose Their Secret

“Evil” homosexual bishops set out to “punish, humiliate and blackmail” decent, God-fearing priests if these threaten to blow the whistle on the gay “mafia” within the Roman Catholic church, says ...
Bishop Michael Olson: “We Can’t Merely Say We’re Sorry and Angry”

Bishop Michael Olson: “We Can’t Merely Say We’re Sorry and Angry”

This past week, on July 28, Bishop Olson issued a letter to the faithful of his diocese regarding sexual abuse committed by the former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. It stated, in ...
The Theological Roots of the Present Crisis

The Theological Roots of the Present Crisis

Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger of Albany put his finger on the root of the present crisis caused by the McCarrick affair. It is, he said, “sin and a retreat from holiness, specifically ...
Flashback: Pope Condemns ‘Horrendous Crime’ of Sodomy, Hands-Over Guilty Clerics to Secular Authorities

Flashback: Pope Condemns ‘Horrendous Crime’ of Sodomy, Hands-Over Guilty Clerics to Secular Authorities

The year was 1568, but the situation in the Catholic Church was uncomfortably similar to our own. After many decades of corruption and moral decadence, the Church faced the scandal ...
Fr. Cipolla: "Uncle Ted: The Homosexual Subculture of Bishops and Priests is as Large as Ever"

Fr. Cipolla: “Uncle Ted: The Homosexual Subculture of Bishops and Priests is as Large as Ever”

One would have to be a hermit not to know about quondam Cardinal McCarrick’s precipitous fall from grace.  The New York Times, probably with great relish, ran three stories on McCarrick’s other career ...
McCarrick Allegations put ‘Public Inquiry’ on all Bishops

McCarrick Allegations put ‘Public Inquiry’ on all Bishops

Bishop Timothy L. Doherty of Lafayette, who is chair of the bishops’ child and youth protection committee, said “general prayers and apologies are necessary, but not sufficient” for victims of ...
The Fetid Sea in Which They Swim

The Fetid Sea in Which They Swim

The gaying of the Church is perhaps the most diabolical attack the Devil has ever launched against the Catholic Faith. First, there is the massive damage done to the Church: the ...
Will Cardinal Wuerl be the Next To Fall?

Will Cardinal Wuerl be the Next To Fall?

As the nation awaits the release of the bombshell Pennsylvania grand jury report, some are wondering whether Washington, D.C.’s Cdl. Donald Wuerl will be the next cleric to fall after Cdl. Theodore ...
Parsing McCarrick: What the Sex Abuse Scandal is Really About

Parsing McCarrick: What the Sex Abuse Scandal is Really About

More than fifty years ago, a group of prelates, priests, and cherry-picked leaders in Catholic higher education published the so-called “Land O’ Lakes Statement,” a declaration of independence made on ...
The Problem with the Bishop Scandals

The Problem with the Bishop Scandals

The US Conference of Bishops FINALLY admitted what the deepest problem is- “Our Church (read- Bishops) is suffering from a crisis of sexual morality.” Why do I say they are ...
Why ‘Uncle Ted’ Didn’t Want to be Called a Father

Why ‘Uncle Ted’ Didn’t Want to be Called a Father

Theodore McCarrick did not want to be known as a father. He encouraged young men and boys to call him “uncle”, and called them his nephews in turn. He wrote ...
More Fiddling while the House is Burning

More Fiddling while the House is Burning

Claims of innocence are not going to be enough any longer, nor the protections of the old-boy networks. Take the case of Cardinal Kevin Farrell, one-time auxiliary bishop of Washington ...
Priest: If I Knew, So Did They

Priest: If I Knew, So Did They

Church Militant
It was the feigned ignorance and shock of Cdl. Kevin Farrell that finally caused my confidence in the American hierarchy to completely collapse. Arriving in Rome at the North American ...
USCCB President: Catholic Church Suffers from 'Crisis of Sexual Morality'

USCCB President: Catholic Church Suffers from ‘Crisis of Sexual Morality’

CNN, Daniel Burke
The sexual abuse accusations against a prominent American archbishop reveal a “grievous moral failure” within the Catholic Church, the president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops said on Tuesday ...
NJ Woman Recounts Alleged Abuse by former Metuchen Diocese Priest

NJ Woman Recounts Alleged Abuse by former Metuchen Diocese Priest

When Susan Bisaha heard Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was suspended for sexual abuse allegations, she knew what she had to do: Share her story. Bisaha, a former Fords resident and Diocese ...
Msgr Kalin & #MeToo Conservatives

Msgr Kalin & #MeToo Conservatives

We Catholics ought to thank God that the abuse committed by former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick against young men under his authority is finally coming to light. As a former priest, ...
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