Tagged: McCarrick

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

#USCCB18 and the McCarrick Documents

During the US bishops conference this week, my bishop, Bishop Boyea, put the following proposal to vote: “Be it resolved that the bishops of the USCCB encourage the Holy Father to release all the documentation that can be released consistent...

#USCCB18 and the McCarrick Documents

USCCB Fall Meeting highlights: abuse crisis, McCarrick, racism

The public portion of the annual November meeting of the US Bishops has just concluded. It was certainly an eventful — and at times dramatic — three days. The week began with the news that the Vatican, through the Congregation...

USCCB Fall Meeting highlights: abuse crisis, McCarrick, racism

A Church at odds over Viganò’s “core charges”

As the drama of the Viganò testimony continues, two competing interpretations have developed regarding whether Viganò’s most important accusations have been discredited or substantiated. Since the initial document was released on August 22, Viganò has released two additional “testimonies,” and...

A Church at odds over Viganò’s “core charges”

Polarized over the pope, Viganò style

More than two weeks after the release of the sensational “Testimony” of former US apostolic nuncio Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, in which he calls for the resignation of Pope Francis, the Church finds itself in a period of intense polarization...

Polarized over the pope, Viganò style