News & Commentary

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

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, ...
How McCarrick's Legacy is being Dismantled, Award by Award

How McCarrick’s Legacy is being Dismantled, Award by Award

NJ.com, Kelly Heyboer
In his 60 years as a priest, former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick racked up enough honors, awards and honorary degrees to fill a trophy case. McCarrick was given at least nine ...
What About the Rest of It?

What About the Rest of It?

The disgrace of Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, credibly accused of having for many years groomed and abused teenage boys, seminarians, and priests, sometimes with some measure of consent and sometimes without any ...
Cardinal McCarrick and the Gay Mafia: Corruption of Clergy Now Rivals the Age of the Borgias

Cardinal McCarrick and the Gay Mafia: Corruption of Clergy Now Rivals the Age of the Borgias

The scandal of Cardinal McCarrick’s record of sexual abuse of seminarians and of minor children is sending waves of horror through the Church, as Catholics increasingly meditate on its disturbing ...
What Would a Brother Bishop Say to Ex-Cardinal McCarrick?

What Would a Brother Bishop Say to Ex-Cardinal McCarrick?

In regards to Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, various bishops have begun to comment. Here is what I would hope one of them might privately say directly to the ex-cardinal, who should not be ...
Open Letter to the United States Conference of Bishops Regarding Theodore McCarrick

Open Letter to the United States Conference of Bishops Regarding Theodore McCarrick

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 wife, a mother of ...
The Cost of Clericalism

The Cost of Clericalism

The bishops cannot fix the problem because the bishops, and the system that produces them, are at the heart of the problem. You might have missed this update to a blog ...
Priest: McCarrick’s Treason is ‘Damnable Abomination,’ but Bishops’ Silence is Even Worse

Priest: McCarrick’s Treason is ‘Damnable Abomination,’ but Bishops’ Silence is Even Worse

A U.S. parish priest was planning to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae on the weekend by preaching on the great encyclical, but then the scandal of ex-Cardinal McCarrick made him ...
As Rumors of Sexual Misdeeds Swirled, Cardinal McCarrick Became a Powerful Fundraiser for the Vatican

As Rumors of Sexual Misdeeds Swirled, Cardinal McCarrick Became a Powerful Fundraiser for the Vatican

When Theodore McCarrick arrived in D.C. in 2001 to be the region’s Catholic archbishop, it was clear right away that he was something very rare: a celebrity priest. The vivacious ...
‘Enough is Enough’: Famed Evangelist Pens Powerful Letter to ‘Troubled Catholics’

‘Enough is Enough’: Famed Evangelist Pens Powerful Letter to ‘Troubled Catholics’

Dear Troubled Catholics, I have never seen so many “ordinary Catholics”—who usually never follow or hear about Church news—as deeply troubled as I have seen them in response to the ...
When the Cardinal Sins

When the Cardinal Sins

Theodore McCarrick isn’t the first prince of the Catholic church to have lived a private life scandalously at odds with the red hat he wore. Nor is he the first ...
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