Saturday, July 28, 2018


In a statement, the Vatican said: “Yesterday evening the Holy Father received the letter in which Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop emeritus of Washington (U.S.A.), presented his resignation as a member of the College of Cardinals. 
“Pope Francis accepted his resignation from the cardinalate and has ordered his suspension from the exercise of any public ministry.” 
The statement said the cardinal would remain in seclusion “for a life of prayer and penance until the accusations made against him are examined in a regular canonical trial.” - NYT


  1. I read somewhere that McCarrick abused a boy of 11 and it went on for 20 years. I'm not blaming the victim but can someone explain how a 31 year old can still be abused? Did the abuser have that kind of hold on his victim that it continued into adulthood? I'm not being a jerk - I'm trying to understand.

    1. I don't get it either. I don't see this as anything more than homosexual deviant behavior. It's not PC to assert that - but I'd let men from man-boy-love organizations speak to this situation. It's an aspect of LGBTQ that is vehemently denied and rejected - but it has always been there. How else did I find a man nearly 20 years my senior to take me in when I was barely legal - at the age of 18? We were 'lovers' ... TMI I know. It was indeed consensual - big mistake, but consensual and rather weird.

  2. There was talk of Cd. M being a corrupt sexual deviant going back to the early 2000's and it was mentioned, if I am recalling correctly, in that exhaustive, somber, but balanced book on the clergy sex abuse crisis Sacrilege by Leon Podles. The filth in the clergy ranks runs deep as Pope B said in that Good Friday meditation at the Roman Coliseum the week before St. JPII died back in 05. It's bad worst than we can imagine, but we need to remember all the holy priests of the Church and that the Lord wins the victory in the end. Just pray we priests and the people we lead will end up on the side of the Lord.

    1. Amen!

      May the Lord's will be done.

      Thanks be to God the cardinal resigned.

      Thanks be to God our Holy Father acted.

    2. Let's hope it just doesn't stop with McCarrick though. Not enough when one considers all the rumors of homosexual clergy/cronies.

      I'm going to keep entrusting this slimy matter to our Lord Jesus Christ.
      To the intercession of Holy Mother Mary.
      To the intercession of her holy and most chaste spouse, San Jose.

      Here's hoping nothing is swept under the rug again ... then again, quien sabe.


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