Cardinal Ouellet’s Letter Forceful, But Does Not Provide Substantial Refutation

To cut to the chase: Cardinal Ouellet’s open letter (full text here) has confirmed there were restrictions on then-Cardinal McCarrick. This has been a major point of contention in the press, but it is really a secondary or an ancillary consideration. I’ve been saying from the start — I called it on August 27th, in the Catholic Herald — … Read more

Cardinal Ouellet to Abp. Viganò: Your Testimony was ‘Political’ and ‘Extremely Reprehensible’

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, today issued an open letter to Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, in response to his explosive 11-page testimony, alleging that Pope Francis and several high-level prelates were complicit in covering up ex-U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s homosexual abuse of seminarians. In his letter, released only in French (official … Read more