Tagged: McCarrick

Catholic Media and the Circus of Homophobia

Certain sectors of the Church are once again going through a panic over gay clergy. The situation feels anachronistic, with the closest point of comparison in the secular world being the Cold War-era purges of gay people from civil service...

Catholic Media and the Circus of Homophobia

Why We Can’t Dismiss the Trauma of Abuse

“Don’t leave Jesus because of Judas.” “Don’t let Satan get between you and the Church.” “Put your faith in Christ, not in men.” Quite often, when a Catholic expresses anguish, disappointment, or spiritual disillusionment over revelations of sexual abuse by...

Why We Can’t Dismiss the Trauma of Abuse

Will Vos Estis Stop Another McCarrick?

The McCarrick Report details Theodore McCarrick’s rise through the ranks of the Catholic Church while he sexually abused young men and minors and successfully covered up his crimes. The Report captures the horror of Theodore McCarrick’s sins in a glaringly...

Will Vos Estis Stop Another McCarrick?

Bright spots from the USCCB General Assembly Day 1

The US Bishops met today (virtually) for their annual general assembly meeting. If you want to read commentary on the proceedings and votes of today, there’s plenty of that on other sites. Two things stood out to me that I...

Bright spots from the USCCB General Assembly Day 1

Realities are Greater than Ideas

Realities are greater than ideas. Pope Francis keeps saying these words, and I think his understanding of this is something that sets him apart from his immediate predecessors. Don’t get me wrong—I love Popes Benedict and St. John Paul II....

Realities are Greater than Ideas

The stories of the survivors

These have been a heavy few days for Catholics. Journalists and commentators are working to review the McCarrick report and decipher who is accountable, who has been lying, and who has manipulated the scandal to their own advantage. I want...

The stories of the survivors

The McCarrick Report: 40 years of facts laid bare

There are two jaw-dropping revelations in the Vatican report on the apparently irresistible rise of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. The first is that St John Paul II personally made the decision to name McCarrick Archbishop of Washington in November 2000...

The McCarrick Report: 40 years of facts laid bare

McCarrick’s (and Viganò’s) Reckoning

In a few hours, the McCarrick Report will be released. This document is understood to be around 400 pages long, and it is the result of a two-year investigation into the former prelate’s career in the Church. McCarrick rose to...

McCarrick’s (and Viganò’s) Reckoning

A Love Letter to my Catholic Friends

I see you. You were brought up with CCD and Sunday Mass and played Necco wafer communion. You gave up candy for Lent, ate fish sticks on Fridays, and know what “Holy Day of Obligation” means (get thyself to church).  Your...

A Love Letter to my Catholic Friends