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  • Cardinal Gregory Suggests Trump Bears ‘Some Responsibility’ for Inciting D.C. Violence

    01/07/2021 7:54:09 PM PST · by ebb tide · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 7, 2021 | Thomas D. Williams
    Cardinal Gregory Suggests Trump Bears ‘Some Responsibility’ for Inciting D.C. ViolenceThe archbishop of Washington, DC, Cardinal Wilton Gregory, issued a statement Wednesday suggesting that some of the blame for the violence in the nation’s Capitol falls on the shoulders of President Trump.“The divisive tone that has recently so dominated our national conversations must change,” Cardinal Gregory said, in apparent reference to Trump. “Those who resort to inflammatory rhetoric must accept some responsibility for inciting the increasing violence in our nation.”Cardinal Gregory, the first black American cardinal, has been an outspoken critic of Trump, accusing him of racism and divisiveness.“I fear...
  • EXC – The Great Reset: Bannon Interviews Archbishop Vigano – 'Biden An Irreparable, China-Complicit Disaster'

    01/04/2021 5:08:58 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    The National Pulse ^ | January 4, 2021 | Staff Writer
    EXC – The Great Reset: Bannon Interviews Archbishop Vigano – 'Biden An Irreparable, China-Complicit Disaster'The exclusive transcript of an interview conducted by War Room show host and former White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon with His Excellency Carlo Maria Viganò, Archbishop. The National Pulse is publishing the interview – which primarily concerns the Catholic Church, the deep state, and the key actors involved – without edits. Bannon: Now that the Vatican has renewed its insidious secret agreement with China, a deal which you have repeatedly condemned as promoted by Bergoglio with the assistance of McCarrick, what can the “children...
  • Mr. Biden and the Matter of Scandal

    12/04/2020 6:40:58 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    First Things ^ | December 4, 2020 | Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
    Mr. Biden and the Matter of ScandalReaders may recall that during the 2004 presidential campaign, Sen. John Kerry led the Democratic ticket. As a Catholic, Kerry held certain policy views that conflicted with the moral beliefs of his Church. This led to internal tensions among U.S. bishops about how to handle the matter of Holy Communion for Catholic public officials who publicly and persistently diverge from Catholic teaching on issues like abortion. At the time, Washington’s then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, along with Pittsburgh’s Bishop Donald Wuerl, had very different views from my own regarding how to proceed. I believed then, and...
  • Italian historian: McCarrick scandal is linked to ‘new morality’ emerging from Vatican II

    12/02/2020 12:42:23 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Maike Hickson ^ | November 30, 2020 | Maike HIckson
    Italian historian: McCarrick scandal is linked to ‘new morality’ emerging from Vatican IIIn the wake of the Second Vatican Council, we have a 'new morality' and the loss of the Church's determination to condemn evil and fight sin.November 30, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Professor Roberto de Mattei, a prominent Italian historian and traditional Catholic, has commented on the Theodore McCarrick scandal as it has been further revealed by the recently published McCarrick Report. In a statement written for LifeSiteNews, he explains the link between this decades-long history of the Church’s ignoring warning signs about McCarrick’s immoral personal life and the weakening...
  • Biden and Cardinal Wilton Gregory share a mandate for healing divisions

    11/29/2020 12:58:08 PM PST · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 28, 2020 | Christopher White
    Biden and Cardinal Wilton Gregory share a mandate for healing divisionsWhen Pope Francis needed someone to help heal Catholics in the nation’s capital recovering from the latest round of clergy sex abuse that had engulfed now former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, he tapped Archbishop Wilton Gregory as its new leader in April 2019.This January, when Joe Biden becomes only the second Catholic president in U.S. history, the politician who pledged to heal America amid a global pandemic, economic dislocation and a racial reckoning will have Gregory as his local pastor.Both men have been put in their positions with a mandate for...
  • Archbishop Viganò Analyzes the Fraudulent McCarrick Report

    11/28/2020 8:40:28 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | November 24, 2020 | Brian McCall
    Archbishop Viganò Analyzes the Fraudulent McCarrick ReportIn his initial statement published by CFN regarding the massive McCarrick Report, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò indicated he would provide a more thorough analysis of the report that he labeled “fraudulent.” He has now sent to CFN an extensive analysis of the 460-page document that places this extensive cover-up operation in its global and historical context.His Grace details many inconsistencies in the report and the process that produced it. The report accepts without question the testimony of witnesses whose credibility strains belief, such as McCarrick allies Bishop Kevin Farrell (former bishop of Dallas, created...
  • Oops. Vatican’s McCarrick report catches Pope Francis taking ‘tiny liberties with the truth’

    11/28/2020 4:36:38 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 27, 2020 | Marco Tosatti
    Oops. Vatican’s McCarrick report catches Pope Francis taking ‘tiny liberties with the truth’Archbishop Viganò had run into McCarrick as he came out of an audience with the Pope, and seeing the Nuncio, he said to him with a big smile in a triumphant tone: “He is sending me to China.”November 27, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Dear friends and enemies of Stilum Curiae, now that the din of the McCarrick Report has died down a bit – the report written by the Secretariat of State ad usum Delphini – I will softly allow myself to glean from a few details, which however...
  • Archbishop Viganò: Between The Lines Of the McCarrick Report

    11/23/2020 11:42:57 AM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | November 23, 2020 | Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò
    Archbishop Viganò: Between The Lines Of the McCarrick ReportThe McCarrick Report published by the Secretariat of State on November 10, 2020, has been the object of numerous comments. Some point out its shortcomings, while others praise it as a proof of Bergoglio’s transparency and the groundlessness of my accusations. I would like to focus on some aspects that deserve to be further explored, which do not concern me personally. The purpose of these reflections is thus not to adduce further evidence concerning the falsity of arguments raised against me, but rather to highlight the inconsistencies of the report and the...
  • How Much Did The Vatican Let Disgraced Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Sway Its Agreement With Communist China?

    11/20/2020 7:11:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/20/2020 | Carina Benton
    While the United States was reeling last week from an utterly chaotic election, the Vatican decided it was the right moment to publish its long-awaited report into disgraced former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. The mammoth document is a nauseating account of clerical coverup, cowardice, and complicity that prioritizes subtle finger-pointing and deflection over real accountability. Those expecting an explanation of how a serially accused predator was catapulted through the church hierarchy despite serious allegations and rumors of assault and indecent behavior will be left not merely disappointed but disillusioned.Equally unsatisfactory is its failure to disclose the extent to which this highly...
  • [Catholic Caucus] That Ratzinger Note McCarrick Wanted to Keep Secret. Germane As Ever

    11/17/2020 4:05:19 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | November 17, 2020 | Sandro Magister
    [Catholic Caucus] That Ratzinger Note McCarrick Wanted to Keep Secret. Germane As EverMore and more each day, the "Report" on the case of former cardinal Theodore McCarrick published on November 10 by the secretariat of state looks like an unprecedented innovation, with a powerful impact on the present but also on the future of Vatican communication:> History-making report sets a precedent the Vatican can’t walk backNever before in clarifying a hot-button issue in Church life at the highest levels - and largely involving figures still living and active - had the Holy See lifted the veil on such an imposing...
  • Was Uncle Ted a Russian Spy?

    11/17/2020 3:21:16 PM PST · by ebb tide · 33 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | November 17, 2020 | Elizaberth Yore
    Was Uncle Ted a Russian Spy?“There is no place where espionage is not used. Offer the enemy bait to lure him.” — Sun TzuSexual predators, like spies, are masters of deception and deceit. Both operate in secrecy, perpetuate a cover story, manipulate their victims through lies, and maintain a facade of respectability. Often, sexual predators become prime and easy targets for espionage since they are so vulnerable to blackmail. Prominent sexual predators can become prominent spies. Spies trade in secret information and influence peddling—the more prominent the asset, the more valuable the information.A well-worn espionage tactic is the dead drop,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] McCarrick Legacy and Abuse Continues

    11/16/2020 5:25:09 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Chuch Militant ^ | November 16, 2020 | Gene Thomas Gomulka
    [Catholic Caucus] McCarrick Legacy and Abuse ContinuesProtégés promoted, whistleblowers punishedThe results of the much-awaited McCarrick Report came as no surprise. The results were similar to what former President Bill Clinton's lawyers might have prepared had they been tasked with investigating allegations that their boss was having an affair with a White House intern. Julio César Grassi, Battista Ricca and Gustavo Zanchetta From the very beginning, people were naïve to believe that Vatican investigators who report to Pope Francis would find him guilty of covering up for McCarrick. One only has to look at how Francis has handled sexual abuse and...
  • The McCarrick report is a shameful whitewash

    11/15/2020 1:49:52 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    The Spectator ^ | November 15, 2020 | Damian Thompson
    The McCarrick report is a shameful whitewashIt would take hours to list the evasions, half-truths and omissions in the reportOn Tuesday the Vatican published its long-delayed report on the subject of ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the insatiable sexual predator who served as archbishop of Washington from 2001 to 2006 but continued to wield huge influence in the Catholic Church until 2018, when he was finally exposed by the media and forced to resign as a cardinal. Less than a week later, it’s becoming clear that the document is a laborious but clumsy whitewash. Let me explain why. The ostensible purpose of...
  • McCarrick’s ‘Nephews’ Still Run the Church

    11/15/2020 9:10:41 AM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    American Spectator ^ | November 15, 2020 | George Neumayr
    McCarrick’s ‘Nephews’ Still Run the ChurchThe Vatican’s report on his scandal is monumentally misleading.Anybody who bothers to slog through the Vatican’s mountainous report on the McCarrick scandal will not emerge from the experience enlightened. The report’s revelations, to the extent they exist, are inadvertent. The chief one, evident in the feckless epistolary back-and-forth documented in the report, is that McCarrick would remain an honored cardinal to this day were it not for credible accusations against him involving underage teens. Take those charges away, and he would still be popping up at the Vatican for meetings with the pope. That McCarrick...
  • Bizarre Information in the McCarrick Report

    11/11/2020 3:01:37 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | November 11, 2020 | Gloria TV
    Bizarre Information in the McCarrick Report The November 10 McCarrick report contains in side- and footnotes the following assessments: • When McCarrick was considered to become a bishop, a recommendation said: “Monsignor McCarrick would not be a cause of scandal of any kind.” • In the early 1980s, McCarrick’s rising profile drew the attention of the FBI and the KGB. A KGB agent tried to befriend him but the FBI asked him to serve as a counterintelligence asset. McCarrick declined, but the FBI persisted. McCarrick asked Nuncio Laghi who said that McCarrick should “not be negative” about the proposal. It...
  • McCarrick Report Contradicts Francis' "I Knew Nothing"

    11/11/2020 2:41:23 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | November 11, 2020 | Gloria TV
    McCarrick Report Contradicts Francis' "I Knew Nothing" The McCarrick report claims that until 2017 nobody - including Parolin, Ouellet, Becciu or Archbishop Viganò - provided Francis with any "documentation" regarding allegations against McCarrick "Francis had heard only that there had been allegations and rumours related to immoral conduct with adults occurring prior to McCarrick’s appointment to Washington." And, "Believing that the allegations had already been reviewed and rejected by Pope John Paul II, and well aware that McCarrick was active during the papacy of Benedict XVI, Pope Francis did not see the need to alter the approach that had been...
  • Exclusive: EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo Interviews Archbishop Viganò About McCarrick Report

    11/12/2020 11:09:32 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | November 12, 2020 | Interview Arroyo / Vigano
    Exclusive: EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo Interviews Archbishop Viganò About McCarrick Report More than any other person except for Theodore McCarrick himself, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò is responsible for triggering the 449-page Vatican report released this week that details what other Church leaders knew about the disgraced ex-cardinal’s decades-long pattern of sexual misconduct, and the actions they took or failed to take with respect to what they had learned.As the report itself documents, the archbishop was the first senior Vatican figure to call concretely for action to be undertaken against McCarrick, at a time when Archbishop Viganò was serving as a...
  • Viganò skewers McCarrick Report on EWTN: ‘Bergoglio is to the deep church as Biden is to the deep state’

    11/12/2020 6:38:29 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 12, 2020 | John Henry-Westen
    Viganò skewers McCarrick Report on EWTN: ‘Bergoglio is to the deep church as Biden is to the deep state’ Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò responded to the Vatican’s recently released McCarrick Report which tries to pin the lack of adequate response to McCarrick on Viganò himself November 12, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – In an interview with EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo this evening, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the former papal representative to the United States, responded to the Vatican’s recently released McCarrick Report which tries to pin the lack of adequate response to McCarrick on Viganò himself.  Asked by Arroyo about the report claiming Viganò “did...
  • Vatican’s ‘McCarrick report’ details ex-cardinal’s intimate friendship with Joe Biden, Obama

    11/11/2020 9:19:07 PM PST · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 11, 2020 | Michael Haynes
    Vatican’s ‘McCarrick report’ details ex-cardinal’s intimate friendship with Joe Biden, Obama One letter in particular details the great intimacy of the relationship between McCarrick and Biden UNITED STATES, November 11, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – The Vatican’s newly released McCarrick report, offering details about ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick sexual abuse, rise to power, and high-ranking cover-up of the matter, contains letters which evidence the close relationship between McCarrick and then Vice-President Joe Biden as well as President Obama. In 2006 Cardinal Re, then Prefect for the Congregation of Bishops, had asked Nuncio Sambi to convey to McCarrick that he was to lead a...
  • McCarrick report confirms Pope Francis knew about rumors of ex-Cardinal’s sex abuse and did nothing

    11/11/2020 6:35:44 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 11, 2020 | Maike HIckson
    McCarrick report confirms Pope Francis knew about rumors of ex-Cardinal’s sex abuse and did nothing This confirms an essential argument made by Viganò, namely, that Francis knew and chose to collaborate with McCarrick November 11, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – The newly released, long-awaited November 10 “McCarrick report” indicates that Pope Francis was not to be blamed for the fact that he did not restrain then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick in his activities in international affairs and church politics. The report points out that he merely followed the path chosen by Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI with regard to McCarrick. Francis...