What New Jersey Bishops, Now Retired, Knew about McCarrick Settlements

What became known following a New York Timesinvestigation into two seminarians who said they had been abused by former-Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick is that settlements were reached with each man in the mid-2000s. What was less clear was the depth of involvement of each bishop, all of them from New Jersey, in the settlements, and what … Read more

Bishop John Mortimer Fourette Smith

Current Role Bishop Emeritus of Trenton, New Jersey Official Web Site: http://www.dioceseoftrenton.org/ Mailing Address: Chancery Office, 701 Lawrenceville Rd., Trenton, NJ 08648, USA Telephone: (609)406-7448 Fax: 406-7412 What Has Been Reported Smith presided over the sexual abuse settlement involving McCarrick in the Archdiocese of Trenton in 2004. Cardinal Wuerl claims the Archdiocese of Washinton DC was … Read more

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 nicknames, and the Cardinal demanding that young men share his bed. Stories that involve “gay sex parties at the bishop’s residence”, and other things we’d … Read more

Cardinal McCarrick’s Network

One obvious next step in the Cardinal McCarrick story is uncovering more victims of his abuse. We now know of two. I would bet that there will surely be more. But that’s not the most interesting or important part of the story. The key now is to uncover the networks within the clergy and episcopate. … Read more