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Another red hat for a McCarrick ally

by Philip Lawler (Catholic journalist) Four years have passed since Theodore McCarrick resigned from the College of Cardinals. We are still coping with the aftershocks of the scandal he caused. Moreover—the reason I write about this subject today—we are still coping … Continue reading


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Benedict’s Advisors Provide Analysis on Munich Abuse Report, Rebutting Criticisms: Full Text

The three German canonists and an attorney present each criticism along with an explanatory response in the form of a ‘fact-check.’ Edward Pentin at the NCRegister:  VATICAN CITY — Since the Munich report on clergy sexual abuse was issued last month, Benedict … Continue reading

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McCarrick’s ‘Nephews’ Still Run the Church

The Vatican’s report on his scandal is monumentally misleading. By George Neumayr at The American Spectator: 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, … Continue reading

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L’Arche founder Jean Vanier sexually abused women – internal report

BBC News online: A religious leader who founded a celebrated organisation for people with learning difficulties sexually abused six women in France, an internal report says. Canadian Jean Vanier set up the global network L’Arche in France in 1964 and … Continue reading

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How will lifting of Pontifical Secret affect McCarrick case?

Vatican City, Dec. 18, 2019, National Catholic Register: In a pair of unexpected decrees issued Tuesday morning, Pope Francis removed the obligation of pontifical secrecy from clerical sexual abuse cases, and strengthened the Church’s canonical prohibition against clerical possession of child … Continue reading

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Scandal, the Church, the laity – and truth.

When I was a child my Mother would frequently use the phrase “Tell the truth and shame the devil” (I must have been a naughty child!). Truth has become, in this secular age, a rare commodity. That great Order of … Continue reading

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