Viganò Corroboration #13: Report Released By McCarrick’s Former Secretary Confirms Viganò’s Testimony

Newly released letters vindicate Abp. Carlo Maria Viganò, proving that Pope Benedict imposed restrictions on Theodore McCarrick and that Cdl. Donald Wuerl knew of these restrictions, in spite of his claims to the contrary. They also prove that McCarrick ignored those restrictions. Correspondence published Tuesday by Msgr. Anthony J. Figueiredo, former personal secretary to McCarrick when he … Read more

Viganò Corroboration #12: Former U.S. Nuncio Heard Rumours of McCarrick Misconduct in 1994

A former nuncio to the United States acknowledged hearing rumors about the sexual misconduct of Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick already in 1994. Cardinal Agostino Cacciavillan, who served as pro-nuncio to the United States from 1990 to 1998, told Catholic News Service Oct. 29 that he received a phone call from a woman in the months preceding St. … Read more

Viganò Corroboration #11: Cardinal Ouellet’s Letter Confirms Sanctions Were Imposed on McCarrick

The Vatican’s prefect for the Congregation for Bishops has confirmed that, in response to Theodore McCarrick’s serial sexual predation of young men and boys, Pope Benedict XVI imposed punitive measures against the former Washington, D.C. cardinal — and that Pope Francis lifted them. In an open letter published Sunday, Cdl. Marc Ouellet slammed Vatican whistleblower … Read more

Viganò Corroboration #10: Did Cardinal Maradiaga Just Confirm Viganò’s Claims About Pope Francis?

Among the variety of statements that have followed since the “bomb” of Archbishop Viganò’s testimony exploded last month, we wish to report a statement made by Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga, in an interview on September 12, 2018. The interview begins by recalling that Rodríguez Maradiaga is a “friend and close collaborator of the Pope,” and that … Read more

Viganò Corroboration #9: Argentine Author Says Viganò Speaking the Truth about Pope Francis

In light of the staggering revelations of Abp. Carlo Maria Viganò, currently hunted by the Holy See’s intelligence services for asking Pope Francis to resign for the cover-up of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s homosexual predation, Church Militant reached out to Dr. Antonio Caponnetto, an accomplished Catholic historian and doctor in philosophy from Buenos Aires — and one who knows more about Pope … 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

Viganò Corroboration #7: ‘Retired’ Cardinal McCarrick Traveled the Globe During Francis’ Papacy

Though some commentators have argued that the disgraced cardinal was no more active during Pope Francis’ papacy than during the tenure of his German predecessor, some news outlets registered a notable uptick in the his profile post-2013. Among the claims made in Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s bombshell letter released this week is the contention then-Pope … Read more

Viganò Corroboration #6: Viganò Story About Kim Davis Is Confirmed

The New York Times writes about the contretemps between Archbishop Vigano and the Vatican over the 2015 meeting Pope Francis had with Kim Davis. Team Francis has responded to Vigano’s defense, and in so doing, has confirmed his basic narrative. Excerpts: Archbishop Viganò said in the letter that he had fully briefed Francis and his top advisers, … Read more

Viganò Corroboration #5: When Francis Rebuked Vigano

From the Vigano testimony, this account of an event on June 21, 2013: The next day the audience with Pope Francis took place. After his address, which was partly read and partly delivered off the cuff, the Pope wished to greet all the nuncios one by one. In single file, I remember that I was among … Read more

Viganò Corroboration #4: McCarrick Was Removed from Living at the Seminary

The Archdiocese of Washington has declined to comment on details of McCarrick’s living arrangements The Archdiocese of Washington has declined to confirm new details about the post-retirement living arrangements of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, and maintained that Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Washington’s archbishop, was unaware of alleged Vatican sanctions against McCarrick. Archbishop Carlo Vigano, former Vatican ambassador … Read more

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