Sins That Demand Justice: How Clerical Culture Failed to Stop Sexual Predators

Amid increasing allegations of sexual abuse against the disgraced U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston, the Church’s most respected advocate for victims of clergy sexual abuse of minors, broke the episcopal silence and pledged that Pope Francis would take decisive action against Cardinal McCarrick and other prelates facing similar allegations. The Church’s failure … Read more

Cardinal O’Malley: ‘I Did Not Personally Receive’ Damning Letter about Cardinal McCarrick

Cardinal Sean O’Malley, head of a papal commission on combating clerical sex abuse, has finally broken his silence on the Cardinal McCarrick scandal, saying he never saw a letter detailing some of the accusations about the elderly prelate. “Recent media reports also have referenced a letter sent to me from Rev. Boniface Ramsey, O.P. in June … Read more

Seán Patrick Cardinal O’Malley

Current Role Archbishop of Boston, Massachusetts President,  Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors Official Web Site: Cardinal’s Blog: Mailing Address: 66 Brooks Dr., Braintree, MA 02184-3839, USA Telephone: (617)254-0100 What Has Been Reported In 2015, O’Malley’s office received a letter from Rev. Boniface Ramsey accusing McCarrick of sexual improprieties.  Three months after receiving … Read more

He Preyed on Men Who Wanted to Be Priests. Then He Became a Cardinal.

As a young man studying to be a priest in the 1980s, Robert Ciolek was flattered when his brilliant, charismatic bishop in Metuchen, N.J., Theodore E. McCarrick, told him he was a shining star, cut out to study in Rome and rise high in the church. Bishop McCarrick began inviting him on overnight trips, sometimes … Read more