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Donald Wuerl, the Church’s Most Oblivious Cleric

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The cardinal’s repeated denials of knowledge and responsibility for sexual-abuse cover-ups defy all credibility. The Catholic Church’s nightmare of a summer began with Theodore McCarrick. After news broke in June about his past sexual misconduct, including the abuse of minors, he resigned from the College of Cardinals and was exiled to a life of prayer and […]

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There Is No ‘Biological Solution’ to the Catholic Church’s Spiritual Crisis

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What we were talking about had a name in Catholic circles. It was called “the biological solution.” Roughly speaking, it meant that priests attached to the reforming visions and the theological fads of mid 20th century would, by the simple process of aging and dying, be replaced by the younger, more tradition-minded, and less morally […]