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  • Pope Francis: Don't make Bishop McElroy a cardinal - he knew about McCarrick

    06/02/2022 3:54:47 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 2, 2022 | LifeSite News
    Pope Francis: Don't make Bishop McElroy a cardinal - he knew about McCarrickBishop Robert McElroy (right) is to be made a cardinal in August, despite his inaction on allegations against notorious ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick.We all have a responsibility to speak up when serious wrongs are being brought to our attention, but McElroy didn't.SIGN this petition to demand Pope Francis not reward a bishop who failed to report allegations against McCarrickThe Bishop of San Diego was told about serious sexual wrongdoing by McCarrick in 2016 when psychotherapist Richard Sipe, who had interviewed numerous victims of McCarrick, sent him a detailed...
  • Bishop Robert Barron appointed to Diocese of Winona-Rochester

    06/02/2022 6:32:05 AM PDT · by one guy in new jersey · 19 replies
    The Central Minnesota Catholic ^ | June 2, 2022 | Catholic News Service (No Specific Author Indicated)
    Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop John M. Quinn of Winona-Rochester, Minnesota, and named as his successor Auxiliary Bishop Robert E. Barron of Los Angeles. A press conference will be available via live stream at 11 a.m. central time, June 2, at . His installation Mass has been set for Friday, July 29. Bishop Barron, 62, is a Chicago native who has been a Los Angeles auxiliary bishop since 2015. He also is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries. Bishop Quinn, who has headed the Diocese of Winona-Rochester for 13 years, is 76 years old....
  • Pope Francis and Other Prelates Approved Real Estate Deal, Ex-Vatican Official Says

    04/29/2022 6:45:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    Religion News Service ^ | 4/27/22 | Claire Giangrave
    The former director of the Vatican’s anti-money laundering entity said Francis had voiced ‘the interest of the Holy See in turning a new page.’ VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Testifying at the massive trial resulting from the Vatican’s latest financial scandal Wednesday (April 27), the former director of the Catholic Church’s anti-money-laundering watchdog agency said Pope Francis and other high-ranking prelates backed efforts to gain sole ownership of the prime London real estate at the center of the scandal. Tommaso Di Ruzza, who ran the entity now called the Supervisory and Financial Information Authority, known as ASIF, is charged with abuse...
  • Prosecution of Ex-Cardinal McCarrick Takes Next Step in Massachusetts

    12/30/2021 5:53:36 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Crux ^ | 12/22/21 | John Lavenburg
    DEDHAM, Mass. – A Dec. 21 motion for transcript, audio and video recordings of depositions related to the criminal charges against ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was an important step for the prosecution, according to one of his alleged victims present in the courtroom. The motion was a part of a brief second pre-trial hearing in the case at Dedham District Court in Massachusetts. In addition to the motion, the case was continued to March 3 for a status update. McCarrick wasn’t present in the courtroom. His attorney Barry Coburn stated he had no objection to the commonwealth’s motion before exiting the...
  • Judge: Newark Archdiocese Can Be Held Liable for McCarrick's Misconduct

    10/12/2021 6:58:11 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 10/1/21 | Jonah McKeown
    A New Jersey federal judge ruled this week that the Archdiocese of Newark can be held financially responsible for the abuse committed by Theodore McCarrick, a disgraced former cardinal, according to one media report. According to a report from the New York Post, District Court Judge Madeline Arleo found that the Newark archdiocese is “vicariously liable” for McCarrick’s actions. According to the Legal Information Institute, “vicarious liability” refers to liability that a supervisory party, such as an employer, bears for the actionable conduct of a subordinate or associate, such as an employee, based on the relationship between the two parties....
  • Archdiocese of Newark could pay in ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick sex abuse case: judge

    10/02/2021 6:52:47 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 30, 2021 | Natalie O'Neill
    Archdiocese of Newark could pay in ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick sex abuse case: judge A New Jersey judge ruled Thursday that the Archdiocese of Newark be held financially responsible for abuse claims against a high-ranking Catholic leader, The Post has learned.The ruling involves accusations that disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick assaulted a boy in the 1980s — and it could pave the way for victims to get bigger civil court payouts.In the precedent-setting ruling, District Court Judge Madeline Arleo found that the wealthy institution is “vicariously liable” — responsible simply for employing McCarrick, without necessarily committing any wrongdoing.“This is huge,” said...
  • Ex-Cardinal McCarrick, 91, pleads not guilty to sex assault

    09/03/2021 8:44:49 AM PDT · by Ken Regis · 23 replies
    DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — Former Roman Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the once-powerful American prelate who was expelled from the priesthood for sexual abuse, pleaded not guilty Friday to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy during a wedding reception in Massachusetts nearly 50 years ago.
  • EXC: Ex-Cardinal Negotiating Vatican-China Deals Attended Hunter Biden-Led Communist Party Influence Events, Deleted Webpages Reveal.

    08/13/2021 6:49:04 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    The National Pulse ^ | August 11, 2021 | Natalie Winters
    EXC: Ex-Cardinal Negotiating Vatican-China Deals Attended Hunter Biden-Led Communist Party Influence Events, Deleted Webpages Reveal.Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick – who played a critical role in shaping the Vatican’s controversial relationship with the Chinese Communist Party – has repeatedly headlined events sponsored by CEFC China Energy, a Chinese government-led influence group that has counted Hunter Biden as its Managing Director, The National Pulse can reveal.The former Cardinal, who was defrocked due to sexual abuse, spoke at several events hosted by the group, with excerpts of his remarks earning publication in CEFC China Energy’s journal, “China Eye.” McCarrick has asserted commonalities exist...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Church Can’t Get Past McCarrick

    08/01/2021 10:32:54 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 1, 2021 | George Neumayr
    This trial is sure to serve as yet another reminder of the Catholic hierarchy’s complicity in McCarrick’s misdeeds. After all, those who knew of his misconduct remain in positions of power. “[W]e all knew,” Bishop Steven Lopez has acknowledged. Some close associates of McCarrick have even received promotions since the scandal. Cardinal Farrell, his former roommate, holds a high position at the Vatican. Two of McCarrick’s cronies, Cardinal Blase Cupich in Chicago and Cardinal Joseph Tobin in Newark, sit on a powerful Vatican congregation that selects bishops for the United States. (According to Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the former papal...
  • Ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick charged with molesting teen boy in 1974

    07/29/2021 1:53:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 146 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 29, 2021 | Tamar Lapin
    Ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick — the former archbishop of Washington, DC, who was kicked out of the priesthood over sex abuse allegations — has been charged with molesting a teenage boy in Massachusetts in the 1970s. The charges filed Wednesday make McCarrick, 91, the highest-ranking Roman Catholic official in the US to face criminal raps in the clergy sex abuse scandal, according to the Boston Globe.The predatory priest is accused of groping a 16-year-old boy’s genitals on June 8, 1974, during the wedding reception of the teen’s brother at Wellesley College.McCarrick allegedly told the boy that he “needed to go to...
  • More on McCarrick and his Connections to the Obama/Biden White House

    03/05/2021 2:21:06 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Roma Locuta Est ^ | March 5, 2021 | Steven O'Reilly
    More on McCarrick and his Connections to the Obama/Biden White HouseMarch 5, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – I have previously written of ex-Cardinal McCarrick’s trip to China following his meeting with Pope Francis in June of 2013 (see here). Archbishop Vigano in his Testimony regardomg McCarrick seemed to suggest that the Pope’s rehabilitation of McCarrick was a reward for McCarrick’s significant role in Bergoglio’s election in March 2013. The significance of McCarrick’s role has been told in more detail in The Conclave Chronicles.Roma Locuta Est has also called attention to the fact that the McCarrick Report failed to report on McCarrick’s...
  • 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 · 9 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...