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

Catholic Publisher Cancels Cardinal Wuerl’s Book After Sex Abuse Report

Catholic Publisher Cancels Cardinal Wuerl’s Book After Sex Abuse Report

Life Site News, Lianne Laurence /
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Ave Maria Press is “indefinitely” postponing the publication of Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s book on the Catholic faith in the wake of the Pennsylvania grand jury report implicating him in sex-abuse ...
Jake Tapper Digs into Cardinal Wuerl's Past

Jake Tapper Digs into Cardinal Wuerl’s Past

Jake Tapper /
CNN’s Jake Tapper digs into the past of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who is at the center of a 900-page Pennsylvania grand jury report that revealed shocking accusations: More than 1,000 ...
Cardinal McCarrick Scandal Inflames Debate Over Homosexual Priests

Cardinal McCarrick Scandal Inflames Debate Over Homosexual Priests

Fox News /
Allegations that disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick engaged in sex with adult seminarians have inflamed a long-running debate about the presence of gay men in the Roman Catholic priesthood. Some conservatives ...
A Comparison of Two Pastoral Responses

A Comparison of Two Pastoral Responses

Many bishops have issued pastoral letters to their dioceses in response to the recent sex abuse scandals. One of the most powerful letters issued to date is from Bishop Morlino ...
Pennsylvania Attorney General: Cardinal Wuerl is Lying

Pennsylvania Attorney General: Cardinal Wuerl is Lying

CNN, Jake Tapper /
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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is accusing Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, of “not telling the truth” as he attempts to defend himself amid criticism and calls for ...
If Wuerl Keeps His Job, Then the Catholic Church's "Zero Tolerance" Policy is a Sham

If Wuerl Keeps His Job, Then the Catholic Church’s “Zero Tolerance” Policy is a Sham

Weekly Standard, Editors /
On Tuesday afternoon, the Pennsylvania attorney general released a shocking and sickening grand jury report documenting hundreds of cases of sexual crimes against minors committed by Catholic clergy in six ...
Cardinal Wuerl Withdraws from World Meeting of Families

Cardinal Wuerl Withdraws from World Meeting of Families

The Irish Times, Patsy McGarry /
A Cardinal who was heavily criticised for his handling of child sexual abuse allegations in the Pennsylvania grand jury report has withdrawn from a scheduled appearance at the World Meeting ...
Active Homosexuality in the Priesthood Helped Cause This Crisis

Active Homosexuality in the Priesthood Helped Cause This Crisis

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The Sixth Commandment is clear — there is a universal call to chastity, and no one is exempt. There is a line in the Acts of the Apostles that I once ...
Bishop Persico: Bishops Who Hid Abuse Should Resign

Bishop Persico: Bishops Who Hid Abuse Should Resign

Catholic Herald, Rhina Guidos /
Bishops who knew about abuse and did nothing should resign, the Bishop of Erie said. In an interview with EWTN, Bishop Lawrence Persico said the only way to regain the ...
McCarrick And Power

McCarrick And Power

The Wanderer, Chris Manion /
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On Sunday, April 3, 2005, the day after the death of St. John Paul II, Theodore Cardinal McCarrick and at least a dozen other priests concelebrated the ten a.m. Mass ...
More than 1,000 Sign Letter Asking US Catholic Bishops to Resign

More than 1,000 Sign Letter Asking US Catholic Bishops to Resign

As Catholics throughout Greater Boston heard Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley’s message at weekend Masses assailing the church for “clerical sins and clerical failures” that caused the clergy sex abuse crisis, ...
Bishop Morlino Condemns “Homosexual Subculture” in the Hierarchy

Bishop Morlino Condemns “Homosexual Subculture” in the Hierarchy

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Bishop Robert C. Morlino decried the “homosexual subculture within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church” in a letter to his flock of more than 280,000 on Aug. 18, suggesting the ...
Uncle Ted’s Family Tradition

Uncle Ted’s Family Tradition

Handsy Archbishop (formerly Cardinal) Ted McCarrick’s name did not come up in the Pennsylvania grand jury report, but his shadow looms large over the burgeoning scandal engulfing the US bishops ...
Cardinal Wuerl Must Go

Cardinal Wuerl Must Go

Washington Post, Marc Thiessen /
Sign the petition asking for Cardinal Wuerl’s resignation In 1972, Pope Paul VI warned that “the smoke of Satan has entered the Church of God.” We see that smoke throughout ...
Cardinal Wuerl Already Submitted His Resignation - Pope Francis Just Needs to Accept It

Cardinal Wuerl Already Submitted His Resignation – Pope Francis Just Needs to Accept It

Cardinal Wuerl tendered his resignation over two years ago, but the Pope did not accept it at that time. Donald Cardinal Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington, is now facing pressure ...
Will Other States Follow Pennsylvania on Church Abuse Investigations?

Will Other States Follow Pennsylvania on Church Abuse Investigations?

Attorneys general around the U.S. have been largely silent this week about any plans to conduct an investigation like Pennsylvania’s that uncovered widespread child sexual abuse in six Roman Catholic ...
Analysis: Accused Pennsylvania Priest Predators Preyed Mostly on Teen Boys

Analysis: Accused Pennsylvania Priest Predators Preyed Mostly on Teen Boys

Life Site News, Doug Mainwaring /
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A LifeSiteNews analysis of the scathing  Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report reveals that the vast majority of reported sexual predator priests were homosexuals, most of whom preyed on teenage boys. Nearly three-quarters of ...
New Allegations Surface Regarding Archbishop McCarrick and Newark Priests

New Allegations Surface Regarding Archbishop McCarrick and Newark Priests

Catholic World Report, Ed Condon /
Recent allegations against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick include reports that he made sexual advances toward seminarians during his tenure as Bishop of Metuchen and Archbishop of Newark. CNA recently spoke ...
The World Over Examines the Pittsburgh Sex Abuse Report

The World Over Examines the Pittsburgh Sex Abuse Report

EWTN, Raymond Arroyo /
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Tuesday saw the release of the Pennsylvania grand jury’s damning report on sexual abuse by priests in most of the dioceses in that state. Host Raymond Arroyo is joined by ...
This Scandal Is About Homosexuality

This Scandal Is About Homosexuality

Fr. Z's Blog, Fr. John Zuhlsdorf /
This foreword was written after I wrote the rest, as forewords usually are.  This is one of the hardest posts I’ve ever written.  It was physically uncomfortable to hack this ...
Shepherds Wanted — No Experience Necessary

Shepherds Wanted — No Experience Necessary

Watching the first interview Cardinal Donald Wuerl recently gave to a TV news outlet made me think of a lot of things — a shepherd standing before his flock, staff ...