COMMMENTARY: If carefully read, the McCarrick Report helps to explain what John Paul did know about the allegations against McCarrick, what he did with that knowledge, and why he may have done it.
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New resources to extend Safe Environment protections to all adults could help stop future McCarricks and break the global clergy abuse crisis.
In a Dec. 7 statement, Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference, defended John Paul II’s legacy
Some see the report on the ex-cardinal as a product of the same type of institutional failure it sought to investigate.
The McCarrick Report exposes the Church’s failure to effectively respond to allegations of sexual misconduct against the powerful prelate, but does it also show that new bishop accountability reforms are on the ‘right track’?
COMMENTARY: McCarrick never attempted to slink around in the shadows, lest he appear to have something to hide. He was more devilishly clever than that.
The long-awaited McCarrick Report was published this week, documenting how the one-time archbishop of Washington and a cardinal survived for so long despite the rumors, accusations and lies. This week on Register Radio, we talk to Register Rome correspondent Edward Pentin about the report. And then, we are joined by Ave Maria Radio’s Al Kresta to discuss the fallout from the report and what needs to happen next.
USCCB president Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles opened the discussion after having already expressed his own “deep sorrow” at the report’s contents during his opening speech earlier in the afternoon.
COMMENTARY: The McCarrick Report has many words but, in the end, speaks with no one’s voice and seems addressed to no one in particular, yet what Catholics crave from this ordeal is personal accountability.
Cardinal Wuerl’s denials of any prior knowledge about McCarrick’s alleged conduct are apparently contradicted by multiple accounts in the report.