Skip to comments.Church: Cardinal McCarrick Is A Molester
Posted on 06/20/2018 9:14:33 AM PDT by NRx
This has been a very long time coming:
Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C., has been removed from public ministry after a credible allegation he abused a teen 50 years ago while serving as a priest in New York Archdiocese.
Innocence? I believe McCarrick is lying, and that he knows he is lying. I have been waiting for this story to break since 2002.
Back then, I received a tip from a priest who had gone on his own dime to Rome, along with a group of prominent US Catholic laymen, to meet with an official for the Roman Curial congregation that names bishops. It had been rumored at the time that Theodore McCarrick, the Archbishop of Newark, was going to be moved to Washington, DC, and to be made a cardinal. This group traveled to Rome to warn the Vatican that McCarrick was a sexual harrasser of seminarians. The story this priest shared with me was that McCarrick had a habit of compelling seminarians to share his bed for cuddling. These allegations did not involve sexual molestation, but were clearly about unwanted sexual harassment. To refuse the archbishops bedtime entreaties would be to risk your future as a priest, I was told.
Rome was informed by these laymen whose number included professionally distinguished Catholics in a position to understand the kind of harm this would cause that McCarrick was sexually exploiting these seminarians, but it did no good. McCarrick received his appointment to the Washington archdiocese in 2000.
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Yes, long time coming.
A Catholic Bishop is a diddler? What a shock.
Many of these accusations are false — due to ambulance chasing attorneys.
A lawyer definitely wrote that statement.
Was about to post this. McCarrick has been troublesome for a long time. None of this is a surprise. It is irksome, however, that it has taken so long for it to come out. Much damage has been done since then.
Unfortunately, Cardinal McCarrick was a long-time homosexual abuser. He ought to have been stopped 40 years ago.
Men guilty of this crime, if they do not repent, will go to hell.
I’m not familiar with the case so may have spoken in error.
I am a 58 year old man. I grew up Protestant, but played basketball behind the church at the end of my street.
One friend was abused by the parish priest and wound up dead by a river. He was 12.
In high school I knew another kid on the football team had been molested by a priest. Same city, different priest.
In my thirties, I found out a direct report had been raped by a priest when he was 13.
Now, think about the odds of a person living in a city of less than 350,000 people knowing three people, personally, in three different circles, raped by three different priests, in three different decades.
That type of thing only happens if it is happening A LOT.
I dont blame Jesus for this behavior. I DO blame the Catholic Church for making this disgusting stuff possible.
However, a number of people have been dropping the dime on McCarrick over the past 40 years, with first-hand testimony. Good Catholic men who have testified that he molested them when they were in the seminary, for instance.
Why it took this long to get a criminal indictment, I do not know.
Anyone shocked by this has had their head in the sand for years.
This was out a dozen years ago:
“Priest’s suit names Newark Archdiocese
New Jersey Media Group/December 14, 2005
By John Chadwick
A priest sued the Newark Archdiocese and other Catholic agencies Tuesday, accusing them of doing nothing to stop clergy abuse and retaliating against him for helping victims.
The suit, filed by the Rev. Robert Hoatson in U.S. District Court, Manhattan, also alleges that three of the region’s top Catholic clerics, including Newark Archbishop John J. Myers, are active homosexuals. The other two named in the suit are Cardinal Edward Egan of the New York Archdiocese and Bishop Howard Hubbard of the Albany Diocese.
Hoatson also said Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, a former Newark archbishop who now runs the Archdiocese of Washington, is gay, although McCarrick is not named as a defendant.”
It is just that it has been hitting the RCC bigtime for years. Just starting to become known in the other churches.
But you wanted to do that so you could try and say, "see look....other churches do this to" in a failed effort to defend Roman Catholicism's deliberate cover up of their problems with their clergy.
No. The difference with non-Catholic churches is they don't shuffle the offender between churches and attempt to deny there is a problem like Rome has.
McCarrick was also the one that hid the letter from Cd. Ratzinger on “No Communion for pro-abort politicians” from the other American bishops.
This always comes up.
You are out there in defense of what has been proven to be a protected group of pederasts who were actively protected, moved, and hidden from the parents and the police. They were more a Rico case than the mob.
I have much more insight into the workings of the church through a senior level lay executive. They are a pit of vipers. They will all burn in Hell and they cannot be punished enough while on earth.
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