Rome Failed on McCarrick – and Needs to Change

Representatives of the American bishops have now met with Pope Francis to discuss the much-needed investigation of the McCarrick Affair. This is understandable since any process involving the ex-cardinal and other prelates requires papal permission. It’s one thing to ask the pope’s support for an investigation, however, and quite another to trust Vatican officials to … Read more

Leonardo Cardinal Sandri

Current Role Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches Cardinal-Bishop of Santi Biagio e Carlo ai Catinari Section on the Vatican Website: Mailing Address: Palazzo del Bramante, 00193 Roma, Via della Conciliazione, 34 Telephone: What’s Been Reported As the former Vatican substitute for general affairs, Sandri responded to a letter from Fr. … Read more

Viganò Corroboration #8: Letter Confirms Vatican Officials Knew of McCarrick Allegations in 2000

A top official from the Vatican Secretariat of State acknowledged allegations made by a New York priest in 2000 concerning Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick, according to a letter obtained by Catholic News Service. Father Boniface Ramsey, pastor of St. Joseph’s Church Yorkville in New York City, told CNS Sept. 7 that he received the letter … Read more

Stonewalling Silence = Complicity With Sex Abuse

Give credit where credit is due: The New York Times called every curial cardinal accused by Vigano in his letter, asking them for comment. Here’s what happened: Following the pope’s lead, the Vatican has gone on lockdown. Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, whom Archbishop Viganò also accused in the letter of covering up sexual misconduct by Cardinal McCarrick, rushed a reporter … Read more