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McCarrick Report at Odds with Wuerl’s Claims of Ignorance

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The McCarrick Report sheds new light on when former Archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, knew of allegations made against his predecessor, and what steps he and Vatican officials took to monitor or restrict McCarrick’s travel and residence. The 450-page report, published on Tuesday, examines the “institutional knowledge and decision-making” regarding Theodore McCarrick, the former […]

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McCarrick Report: When One Mother Had to Speak-Up

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Mother 1 began to sense that McCarrick “had a strange interest in boys” and “no interest in girls.” Mother 1 also observed that McCarrick would touch or caress the boys in a manner she felt was inappropriate. In the early 1970s, a New York family met a priest. He came to dinner, he came to […]

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Cardinal Becciu Covertly Channeled Money to Australia

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An Italian newspaper reported that Vatican prosecutors have received allegations that the funds were transferred after Cardinal George Pell returned there to face sexual abuse charges. Vatican prosecutors are investigating allegations that Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu funneled 700,000 euro through the apostolic nunciature in Australia — an action that one Italian newspaper suggests could be […]

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Eradicating the McCarrick Virus

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Two years after the former cardinal’s sexual predilections were revealed, the Vatican still hasn’t released its report. It has now been two years since Pope Francis accepted Theodore McCarrick’s resignation from the College of Cardinals, shortly after allegations of his sexual abuse of a minor and evidence of other sexual exploitations first detonated into public […]

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A US Bishop Discovers the Traditional Latin Mass

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Before January, Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, had only attended a traditional Latin Mass once before and never had even said the words of consecration in Latin in the 35 years of his priesthood. He changed all that in a dramatic way, celebrating his first Mass in the extraordinary form on June 11, the […]