McCarrick Watch

Updates on the growing scandal surrounding Cardinal McCarrick and all those involved.

McCarrick Watch: Friday Edition

Archbishop Emeritus Theodore McCarrick & Donald Cardinal Wuerl (Pic Credit: Paul Haring of CNS via The CWR)

Some Home Truths about the McCarrick Case

. . .it is significant that public revelation of the two payouts was only made after he had been accused by a former minor seminarian of the Archdiocese of New York of having sexually molested him in the sacristy & the men’s room at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. . .

by Father Gerald E. Murray, J.C.D.,

of The Catholic Thing

Janet Smith to Bishops: Save the Church, Tell Everything – Peter Jesserer Smith, NCReg
No Matter How Bad You Think the Corruption Is, It’s Worse – Pet. A. Kwasniewski Ph.D.
In the Midst of Clerical Misdeeds, a Crucial Moment for the Laity – Msgr. Charles Pope
The Abuse of Secrecy & the Secrecy of Abuse – Russell Shaw, The Catholic World Report
The Current Crisis: Lack of Collegial Correction Among Bishops – G. Weigel, The CWR
Roundup: Bishops React to Sexual Abuse Scandal – National Catholic Register
Houston Lawyer: Church Should Follow Basic Corporate Compliance Procedures – Crux
Sexual Scandals Reveal A Problem of Belief – Robert B. Greving, Crisis Magazine
Consequences of the Catholic Church’s Sex Scandal Corruption – Dustin Siggins
Denver Archbishop Reflects on McCarrick Abuse Crisis – Cth. News Agency/EWTN News
The Devil has Declared Open War Against Celibacy, Here’s Why – Pt. Kwasniewski Ph.D.
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McCarrick Watch: Tvesday Edition

A Wolf in Sheeps Clothing (Pic Credit: Shameless Popery)

A Priest & a Former Seminarian Talk About the McCarrick Scandal

. . .I interviewed Fr. Andrew Strobl, pastor of John Paul II Catholic Church in Olathe, Kansas, on the McCarrick Homosexual Predation Scandal.  The scandal surrounding McCarrick is particularly bad for several reasons. . .

by Joe Heschmeyer,

of Shameless Popery

Why Some Think There’s a Connection between Gay Priests & Abuse – Leon J. Podles
Money Talks: Should Catholics Cease Tithing in Wake of Scandal? – J. Roberts, NC Rgstr
Tolerance of Sexual Immorality Among Clergy Returns to Haunt Us – Michael Warsaw
Seven Lessons from the McCarrick Case – Jeffrey Tranzillo S.T.D., Crisis Magazine
We Must Stop Church’s Gay Networks to Fight Sex Abuse: Moral Theologian – L. Bourne
For Catholics, A Clarifying Scandal – Jennifer Hartline, The Stream
Abuse Accusations Bring Scrutiny for McCarrick’s Charity Fund – CNA via NC Register
Greater Lay Role Needed in Choosing Bishops? – Russell Shaw, OSV Newsweekly
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McCarrick Watch: Monday Edition

Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego covered-up for McCarrick back in July of 2016 (Pic Credit: Times of San Diego)

The Church’s Coming Catastrophe

. . .I’m seeing more & more Catholic bishops issuing statements about McCarrick, & more & more Catholic laity saying, “Sorry, not good enough”. . .

by Rod Dreher,

Gay Priest Says Same-Sex Partnered Officials in the Vatican – Joseph Sciambra
Bp. Rob. McElroy Knew about McCarrick’s Sex Abuse Since July 2016 – Chr. Niles J.D.
The Gay Elephant in the Sacristy – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
A Priest Responds to the Catholic Church’s ‘Summer of Shame’ – Fr. Benedict Kiely
Bishop E. Rice: Homosexuality at the Root of the Scandal – S. Wynne, Church Militant
Wuerl Seeks to Clarify Recent Comments, Downplays It in Same Interview – The CWR
Card. Wuerl Doubles Down Bishops-only Investigation – Bradley Eli, Church Militant
No Half Measures in Responding to Scandal – The Editors, National Catholic Register
Just How Independent Would This Committee Be? – Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture
Chastity, for Each & All, is Central to a Life of Holiness – Susanna Spencer, NC Register
Canonical Reform Won’t End Scandal, But It can Help – Edward N. Peters J.C.D. J.D.
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McCarrick Watch: Saturday Edition

Catholic Mass Lectionary (Pic Credit: Taylor Marshall)

Catholic Mass Lectionary Omits Anti-Homosexualism Verses from Romans 1

. . .why do Catholics in America support homosexuality proportionately more than the general population. . .

. . .two reasons: lack of authentic Catholic teaching regarding homosexuality. . .& the Church omitted one of the clearest Bible verses on homosexuality from the lectionary. . .

by Taylor Marshall, Ph.D.

Church Already has Tools to Deal with Bad Bishops; Use Them? – Fr. Lucie-Smith Ph.D.
The Death Of Richard Sipe – Rod Dreher, The American. . .
Frank Keating on the Catholic Bishops Today: Episcopal Omertà – Rod Dreher
A Faithful, Lay Response To “Uncle Ted” – Gregory K. Popcak Ph.D., Catholic Exchange
Selection Bias & the Process of Picking Better Bishops – Steve Skojec, One Peter 5
Breaking Down the Episcopal Double-Speak – Sacerdos
In the Midst of Clerical Misdeeds, a Crucial Moment for the Laity – Msgr. Pope, NC Rgstr
A. W. Richard Sipe, 1932-2018 – Terence McKiernan, BishopAccountability.org
Emerging from Scandal: The Necessary Steps Forward – Msgr. Th. G. Guarino, The CWR
Who Will Guard the Guardians of the Church? – Peter Jesserer Smith, Ntnl C. Register
Canon Lawyers Explain how Vatican Abuse Trials Function – C. Wooden, C. News Srvc
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McCarrick Watch: Friday Edition

Sermon & Deeds of the Antichrist by Luca Signorelli, circa A.D. 1500 (Pic Credit: NC Register)

Here’s What I Think About the McCarrick Mess

. . .we should ask the heavenly powers to fight with us & for us.  I might suggest especially calling upon the one who crushes the head of the serpent. . .

by Bishop Robert E. Barron, S.T.D.,

from the National Catholic Register

Name Names, No More Bureaucratic Responses – Rod Dreher, The American. . .
Cardinal Danneels: A Wolf in Shepherd’s Clothing – John Zmirak Ph.D., The Stream
The Consequences if All the Bishops Resign – Fr. Z’s Blog
An American Priest’s Despair – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
Bring on the Righteous Anger – Fr. Dwight Longenecker
This is Where We Are Now – Matthew Archbold, National Catholic Register
Reflections on the Abuse Saga: It’s Not Just about McCarrick – Inés San Martín, Crux
Wickedness in High Places – Sam Guzman, The Catholic Gentleman
Roundup: Bishops React to McCarrick Scandal – Register Staff, NC Register
Sex-Abuse Survivor Says Cardinal Wuerl’s Proposals Don’t Go Far Enough – NC Register
Evangelical Episcopal Repentance – Daniel Philpott, Arc of the Universe
Note: A new post is published daily at 12:01 am U.S. Central Time

McCarrick Watch: Thursday Edition

Archbishop Emeritus Theodore McCarrick (Pic Credit: CNA via NC Register)

How to Save the American Catholic Leadership from Itself

. . .Uncle Ted Groomed & Picked Our Bishops. . .

. . .The man who earned that millstone helped pick bishops all across the United States.  Names include Cardinal Blaise Cupich of Chicago, Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, & Cardinal Kevin Farrell, now running the *cough* Vatican office for Laity, Family, & Life.  Farrell shared an apartment with McCarrick for years, but claims he had no idea about McCarrick’s sordid habits.  Right.  We believe that, don’t we. . .

by John Zmirak, Ph.D.,

Dear Card. Cupich: Sex Abuse Has Everything to Do with Homosexuality – C. Chretien
Healing: Bishops Should Consider Doing Public Penance – Dawn Eden Goldstein, C. Hrld
McCarrick, the Bishops, & the Sense of Sin – Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Bishop Shawn McKnight: “It is Almost Unbearable” – K. Schiffer, National Cthlc Register
Time’s Up for the Bishops – Cynthia Millen, Catholic Stand
Where Are the Bishops Who Will Defend Faithful Priests? – A Diocesan Priest, Crisis
Silence Stops Now – Regina Magazine
Metuchen Bishop: Fear of Retribution Must End Seminarians – Peter Jesserer Smith
The Bishops & ‘Best Practices’, Does That Sound Familiar? – Ph. Lawler, Cthlc Culture
Young Catholics Sign Letter Calling for Investigation – Ch. Rousselle, Ntnl C. Register
Living Holy Lives Will Help Heal the Church – Constance T. Hull, Catholic Exchange
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