Revelations during summer 2018 about the sexual misconduct of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick raised questions about whether Cardinal Wuerl, McCarrick’s successor, was aware of McCarrick’s misdeeds.
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The $25 million grant request was widely understood to be an effort to remove the bad debt from APSA’s ledger before it drew attention, after it became obvious that the debt-ridden and insolvent hospital could not repay its loan to the Vatican central bank.
The D.C. cardinal is now saying his previous denials about knowing Archbishop McCarrick’s sexual predations were only about minors, not adult seminarians and priests.
The Cupich-Wuerl plan would send allegations against bishops to be investigated by their metropolitan archbishops, along with archdiocesan review boards. Metropolitans themselves would be investigated by their senior suffragan bishops.
The Cardinal gave no indication that he would resign as criticism of his leadership mounts in the wake of the Pennsylvania grand jury report and allegations about Theodore McCarrick’s sexually predatory behavior.
ANALYSIS: Anyone who finds it difficult to understand the anger and resentment of Catholics toward their bishops in recent weeks need look no further than a 2011 story involving the bishop of Allentown.
Did the cardinal, who served as Pittsburgh’s bishop from 1988-2006, know about serial abuser Ernest Paone’s past when he endorsed the priest’s continued ministry?
Marie Collins said that the actions taken by Church leaders thus far in response to the ex-Cardinal McCarrick allegations are not sufficient to resolve the problem.