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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Some see the report on the ex-cardinal as a product of the same type of institutional failure it sought to investigate.
Father John Lavers, who led a 2012 investigation into allegations of homosexual activity among seminarians at Holy Apostles Seminary, assesses the findings of the McCarrick Report
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.
Cardinal Wuerl’s denials of any prior knowledge about McCarrick’s alleged conduct are apparently contradicted by multiple accounts in the report.
They note that the Vatican report downplays McCarrick’s homosexual misconduct and grooming behaviors with adult clergy and seminarians, and the influence of a clerical ‘gay lobby’ in covering up his moral crimes.