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  • [Catholic Caucus] Archbishop Wilton Gregory’s Lackluster Start

    07/07/2019 4:44:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 7, 2019 | George Neumayr
    [Catholic Caucus] Archbishop Wilton Gregory’s Lackluster Start Cardinal Donald Wuerl “lies shamelessly” and “prevails upon” his chief of staff, Monsignor Charles Antonicelli, to “lie as well,” wrote Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò in his bombshell memo last year. Where is Antonicelli today? He is serving the relatively new archbishop of Washington, D.C., Wilton Gregory, in the same capacity!It is business as usual under Gregory, a protégé of the clericalist monster Joseph Bernardin, a biographical detail that explains many of Gregory’s corrupt instincts. I’m told that Gregory has moved into Wuerl’s old posh digs — a palatial Embassy Row penthouse into...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Viganò: Complaints of Homosexual Abuse Filed Against Msgr. Walter Rossi

    06/17/2019 3:07:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | June 17, 2019 | Christine Niles
    [Catholic Caucus] Viganò: Complaints of Homosexual Abuse Filed Against Msgr. Walter Rossi Says rector of Washington, D.C. basilica is 'without a doubt a member of the gay mafia' WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò is confirming that, as papal nuncio, he received complaints of homosexual predation and harassment by Msgr. Walter Rossi, rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. "Monsignor Rossi is, without a doubt, a member of the 'gay mafia,'" Viganò said in remarks to Italian journalist Marco Tosatti on Saturday.  Handpicked by Cdl. Theodore McCarrick Msgr. Walter Rossi The former papal...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishops Remain Silent in the Face of Cdl. Wuerl’s Deceit

    06/12/2019 2:33:42 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | June 12, 2019 | Martina Moyski
    [Catholic Caucus] Bishops Remain Silent in the Face of Cdl. Wuerl’s Deceit Dr. John Zmirak: 'A comprehensive failure and moral disgrace' Will the U.S. bishops issue a formal censure of Cdl. Donald Wuerl for lying about his knowledge of Theodore McCarrick's conduct and the restrictions imposed on him? This is the question Church Militant posed to U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Public Affairs Director Judy Keane, as the bishops convened this week in Baltimore for their biannual meeting. There are 441 active and retired Catholic bishops in the United States, and to date none have come forward to decry the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Newly Published McCarrick Letters Vindicate Viganò

    05/28/2019 8:31:30 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | May 28, 2019 | Christine Niles
    Newly Published McCarrick Letters Vindicate Viganò VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - 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 served as head of the archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey. My decision follows attempts since September 2018 to share and discuss these with the Holy See and other Church leaders.Tweet "After long consideration,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] McCarrick correspondence confirms restrictions, speaks to Wuerl and China

    05/28/2019 6:56:28 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Crux ^ | May 28, 2019 | Crux Staff
    McCarrick correspondence confirms restrictions, speaks to Wuerl and China ROME - Correspondence obtained by Crux from an ex-aide to Theodore McCarrick, the former cardinal laicized over charges of sexual misconduct and abuse, confirms that restrictions on McCarrick were imposed by the Vatican in 2008. McCarrick also claims that Cardinal Donald Wuerl, then the Archbishop of Washington, was aware of them and involved in conversations about their implementation.Though the details of those restrictions have never been made public, the correspondence shows McCarrick promising not to travel without express Vatican permission and to resign from all roles at the Vatican and within...
  • [Catholic Caucus] How Cardinal Wuerl Misled the Papal Foundation

    04/12/2019 1:59:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    First Things ^ | April 12, 2019 | Matthew B. O'Brien
    [Catholic Caucus] How Cardinal Wuerl Misled the Papal Foundation In 2017, Cardinal Donald Wuerl provided false and misleading information to the board of the Papal Foundation to secure a $25 million grant for the Istituto Dermopatico dell’Immacolata (IDI), a scandal-plagued hospital in Rome. Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin requested this grant from the Papal Foundation in June 2017, on behalf of Pope Francis. When the Papal Foundation board met in December 2017 to discuss the grant, Wuerl made two false assertions which were recorded in the meeting minutes. First, he claimed that the Italian religious congregation that oversaw...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Washington, D.C. gets a liberal archbishop

    03/29/2019 8:45:43 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | March 28, 2019 | Kenneth J. Wolfe
    [Catholic Caucus] Washington, D.C. gets a liberal archbishop The good news is the next archbishop of Washington, D.C., is not Cardinal Cupich, Cardinal Tobin or Bishop McElroy.  The bad news is, according to Catholic News Agency, the new archbishop will be Wilton Gregory. A disciple of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, Gregory is not just liberal on some things; rather, he is liberal on everything. On abortion. On natural law and the traditional family. On dissident priests. On the translations of the novus ordo. Even on dressing for the beach at Mass. If true, this is a disaster for the United States. ...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Wuerl Allowed Homosexual Predator to Live With Seminarians

    03/14/2019 7:44:37 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | March 13, 2019 | Christine Niles
    Wuerl Allowed Homosexual Predator to Live With Seminarians Permitted McCarrick's living arrangements at IVE Seminary WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - Cardinal Donald Wuerl allowed Theodore McCarrick to move onto seminary property, in spite of knowing about allegations of homosexual predation, giving McCarrick free access to seminarians, some who lived and traveled with him. In 2009, McCarrick was ordered by Pope Benedict to move out of Redemptoris Mater Archdiocesan Seminary in Washington, D.C. McCarrick then moved into a parish, but shortly afterwards left to live on the grounds of another seminary: the Institute of the Incarnate Word (Instituto del Verbo Encarnado, IVE), with Wuerl's full knowledge and permission. As Church...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Apostolic nuncio, not Wuerl, will celebrate Mass for Life

    01/17/2019 8:20:35 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | January 16, 2019 | Christine Rousselle
    Washington D.C., Jan 16, 2019 / 11:20 am (CNA).- Cardinal Donald Wuerl will not celebrate the Jan. 18 Mass for Life, to be held at a youth rally before the annual March for Life. Wuerl was until today scheduled to be the principal celebrant of the Mass.  In his stead will be Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, the Archdiocese of Washington announced on Wednesday.  Pierre will be joined by Washington auxiliary bishops Mario Dorsonville and Roy Campbell, who will represent the archdiocese. The Youth Rally and Mass for Life takes place the morning of the annual March...
  • [Cath Cauc]Wuerl apologizes to priests ..., says he forgot he knew about harassment allegations

    01/16/2019 8:50:49 AM PST · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 16, 2019 | Michelle Boorstein
    D.C.'s embattled Catholic leader, Donald Wuerl, under fire in recent days for untruthful statements regarding what he knew about the alleged sexual misconduct of his predecessor, Theodore McCarrick, apologized late Tuesday, saying he forgot he knew about the allegations and that it was “never the intention to provide false information.” Wuerl apologized to former priest Robert Ciolek in the evening and then sent a letter to the priests of the archdiocese, where Wuerl is the acting administrator. Pope Francis received Wuerl’s retirement as archbishop earlier than expected last fall as the cardinal was being pummeled by criticism over his handling...
  • [Cath Cauc] Cdl. Wuerl asks for ‘understanding’ after evidence shows he lied about McCarrick

    01/15/2019 1:05:45 PM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Januay 14, 2019 | Doug Mainwaring
    Cdl. Wuerl asks for ‘understanding’ after evidence shows he lied about McCarrick WASHINGTON, D.C., January 14, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – In a January 12 letter addressed to the priests of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., Cardinal Donald Wuerl offered no apology for months of deceitful statements denying his knowledge of sex abuse allegations against disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Instead, he asked for “understanding.” The letter (read full letter below) comes after news last week that Wuerl was deceitful about his knowledge of sex abuse allegations against McCarrick, further vindicating the testimony from former Papal Nuncio Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò on who knew about...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis and Sexual Abuse. The Pope Who Knew Too Much

    01/15/2019 6:39:17 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | Januay 14, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    Francis and Sexual Abuse. The Pope Who Knew Too Much Pope Francis has already made it clear for some time how he judges and how he intends to address the question of sexual abuse among sacred ministers. As a problem not primarily of sex but of power, not of individuals but of caste, the clerical caste.He gave this to be understood in the letter on this question that he addressed to the “people of God” on August 20, 2018, in which he never mentions “sexual abuse” on its own, but in the combination of “sexual abuse, the abuse of power...
  • [Catholic Cauchus] The Unraveling of Wuerl’s Lies

    01/13/2019 9:58:58 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 13, 2019 | George Neumayr
    Long before he concealed McCarrick’s misconduct, he had done the same for his mentor. In the latest revelation about Donald Wuerl — that, contrary to his claims of ignorance, he knew about McCarrick’s misconduct for at least 14 years — he emerges as the amoral but self-protective bureaucrat, undone by his own pass-the-buck-style record-keeping, which gives a grimly ironic dimension to his downfall. Wuerl’s policy wasn’t one of zero tolerance but of zero legal exposure, and toward that end he needed to keep records of complaints he had received and transmitted to the papal nuncio.
  • [Catholic Caucus] What Begins in Bad Theology Ends in Police Raids

    12/03/2018 9:46:03 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 2, 2018 | George Neumayr
    What Begins in Bad Theology Ends in Police Raids Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, whose Galveston-Houston chancery was raided this week by prosecutors in search of abuse-related files, always struck me as a pretty haunted and compromised figure. DiNardo came out of Pittsburgh and the corrupt milieu of Cardinal John Wright, who was an accused pederast and a mentor to such slimy prelates as Donald Wuerl. Google DiNardo and Cardinal Wright and a creepy picture comes up of a young DiNardo sitting next to Wright in a white tuxedo. Wright liked to dress his seminarians up in such attire, just as Wuerl...
  • What a Web Theodore McCarrick Weaved

    11/11/2018 3:50:12 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 11, 2018 | George Neumayr
    And his cronies, even at this late hour, still practice to deceive. Ever since Theodore McCarrick’s exposure as a molester earlier this year, his cronies, patrons, and protectors have downplayed his squalid crimes. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, his successor who sent underlings to work for him even after learning of an investigation into his abuse, pooh-poohed the McCarrick scandal. “I don’t think this is some massive, massive crisis,” he said. Now Fr. John Jenkins, the president of Notre Dame, which conferred honors upon McCarrick before his scandal, warned Catholics this week not to turn McCarrick into a “monster.” Jenkins cast McCarrick’s...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Who Will Succeed Cardinal Wuerl?

    10/28/2018 1:03:35 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The Spectator ^ | October 28, 2018 | George Neumayr
    In late September, I started getting calls from concerned Catholics in Newark, New Jersey that Cardinal Joseph Tobin “had an Italian actor living at his cathedral basilica rectory.” The callers identified the actor as Francesco Castiglione. They said that Castiglione has been taking English and voice classes at Seton Hall University, and suggested that he is the real recipient of Tobin’s infamous accidental tweet from earlier this year. (“Nighty, Night baby, I love you,” Tobin wrote to someone whom he claimed later was one of his sisters; the sister has never published proof of receiving the tweet.)I then called up...
  • DC Attorney General Launches Investigation Into Catholic Church Abuse Cover-Up

    10/23/2018 6:51:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 10/23/18 | Christine Niles
    WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - The attorney general for the District of Columbia announced Tuesday he's opening a criminal probe into clerical sex abuse cover-up. Karl Racine made the announcement Tuesday at a breakfast with elected officials. It comes one day after his office set up a sex abuse hotline to report crimes committed by priests in D.C., and less than two weeks after Cdl. Donald Wuerl announced that the pope had accepted his resignation. Wuerl has come under intense fire over the past several months ever since the 884-page Pennsylvania grand jury report revealed Wuerl took part in protecting predator priests,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] D.C. Archdiocese runs ad on CNN praising Cdl. Wuerl’s ‘accomplishments’

    10/16/2018 12:34:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 16, 2018 | Lisa Bourne
    D.C. Archdiocese runs ad on CNN praising Cdl. Wuerl’s ‘accomplishments’ WASHINGTON, D.C., October 16, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The Archdiocese of Washington purchased advertising on CNN’s website to promote Pope Francis’s complimentary regard for outgoing Cardinal Archbishop Donald Wuerl - paid for through its communications office, which gets financial support from Catholics in the pews.  The ad is flagged by CNN at the top with the message, “Paid Content,” and a disclaimer appears beneath the archdiocese’s own headline, resembling a sub-headline, stating, “Sponsored by the Catholic Standard.” The Standard is the newspaper for the Archdiocese of Washington. Journalist George Neumayr...
  • Cardinal Wuerl Is Out... Or Is He? For the love of all that is holy, Pope Francis, man up!

    10/15/2018 8:12:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/15/2018 | Megan Fox
    Embattled Cardinal Wuerl is finally out after Pope Francis accepted his resignation. Wuerl was named in the Pennsylvania grand jury report accusing him of being responsible for shuffling known predator priests around. In one egregious case, he allegedly paid off a priest who was involved in a child porn ring. It is disturbing to many Catholics that Wuerl is being allowed to retire with all his benefits after so terrible a cover-up, but at one point it was debatable whether he would even resign. USA Today reported: "A Vatican statement Friday said Francis had accepted Wuerl’s resignation, but named no...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Fall of the Gay Mafia’s Don

    10/14/2018 4:57:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | October 14, 2018 | George Neumayr
    The Fall of the Gay Mafia’s Don The Pope’s glowing words won’t save Wuerl. He will end his days in disgrace. Some of Donald Wuerl’s priests called him the “Tin Man,” a reference to his cold, heartless style as the archbishop of Washington, D.C., a position from which he has now formally resigned, though outrageously Pope Francis is permitting him to continue as an “apostolic administrator” until his successor arrives. It is hilarious that Wuerl became arguably the most powerful American cardinal in the “pastoral church of Pope Francis,” given that Wuerl is the least pastoral prelate imaginable. He instinctively...