Friday, June 22, 2018


(Posted by Frenchie)

Earlier we learned, that another Prince of the Church, a well known patron of the NCW in the United  States had been sanctioned.

According to news report, Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, at the direction of Pope Francis, has instructed Cardinal Mc Carrick (Archbishop Emeritus of Washington DC) that he is no longer to exercise publicly his priestly ministry.

Theodore Cardinal Mc Carrick was once one of the most powerful prelate of the American Catholic Church, hobnobbing with the who's who of the US Capital.

Stellar rise to power

Born in New York on July 7 1930, he will turn 88 next month.
A member of the large Irish community of New York City, he lost his father at a very young age, and was raised by his mother. He attended the prestigious Fordham Preparatory School, he went to study in Switzerland for a year, before returning to the USA and attending Fordham University in New York. He then entered the St Joseph Seminary in Yonkers, where he got a BA in philosophy in 1954, followed by a Masters in History in 1958.
He was ordained on May 31 1958 by Cardinal Spellman.
From 1958 to 1963 he attended the Catholic University of America in Washington DC where he got a Masters in Social Sciences, and a Doctorate in Sociology.

After these studies, he served as assistant Chaplain at the same university, before becoming Dean of Students, and director of Development.

From 1965 to 1969 he served as President of the Catholic University of Puerto Rico. During that period he received the coveted title of Domestic Prelate of his Holiness on 11/10/65

He then returned to New York, where he  served as Adjunct Secretary for education, and Associate Pastor of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament. ( his first parish assignment) from 1970 to 1971

From 1971 to 1977 he served as Private Secretary to Cardinal Terrence Cook.
On May 24th 1977 he was made Auxiliary Bishop of New York by Pope Paul VI.

As you can see, in his first 19 years as a priest, he mostly held politically appointed posts, except perhaps for his post of assistant Pastor.

For many generations, Boston and New York were the arriving point of most Catholics in the United States. They faced discrimination at many levels. the consequence of this being Church leaders who became very political. Building alliances, weighing heavily on elections. The Italians and Irish who remained in these two cities became very apt at the political game. Mc Carrick falls into that category.
Orphan early on, he was identified, and groomed, as a potential man on the inside of the power structure. He did exactly that throughout his career.
For the next four years, he would continue to increase his responsibilities within the Archdiocese of New York , until 1981, when he became the founding bishop of Metuchen in New Jersey. He revealed himself to be an excellent administrator, opened new parishes.

Another four years, and he would become Archbishop of Newark New Jersey. There he pushed all the right buttons. Social Justice warrior before it was fashionable, outreach to minorities, outreach to AIDS patients, and a huge thirst for developing new vocations. (rumors about that interest abounded already)
This was the way in for the NCW, and in 1994, with the full support of the Archbishop of Newark, Redemptoris Mater Seminary of Newark opened.  This was the beginning of a very long relationship between Gennarini and McCarrick.

Was the Genesis of that relation, their common interest into getting more vocations, or was it based on some less charitable goals? Perhaps we shall never know. What we know is that Mc Carrick embraced the NCW, and the NCW did everything they could to promote their new champion, just as they did with Chaput, O'Malley and Apuron. The NCW always loved to parade they supporters and used these alliances to open their "diocesan, missionaries seminaries" (an oxymoron is there ever was one)

Mc Carrick was very active in the USCCB, and did a lot of political outreach to Eastern Europe.
It is interesting to note that everywhere he visited , the NCW established lasting bridgeheads.
In the 1990s he became ever more active in politics, doing outreach for the Vatican in many areas. He was nominated to a pontifical council on migrants and refugees, and in 1998 he was made the
"Superior of Turks and Caicos" (which saw the establishment of yet another NCW bridgehead)

The proverbial cherry on the cake came in the early 2000s when he was made Archbishop of Washington DC in November of 2000 and promoted to Cardinal in February of 2001. He remained at his post, until he reached the Age Limit in 2006. He stayed as an Apostolic Administrator until Archbishop Wuerl took office. While in office in Washington DC he established another Redemptoris Mater Seminary, in Hyattsville Maryland.
The NCW arranged for an apartment on these premises for his residence after he retired. Making him the first prelate to retire on an NCW property.
(many Bishops, Archbishops and Cardinals retire on seminarie's properties. IE: St Patrick seminary in Menlo Park host two former San Francisco Archbishops: Cdl Levada and Arch Quinn)
Yet Mc Carrick was the first one to retire in an NCW establishment).

While he was retired, McCarrick remained an important figure around Washington DC, participating in several think tanks and other Social justice causes. He also participated in the promotion of several  NCW events , including but not limited to  Domus Galilae.

Yet, like with Apuron, the rumor mill on his indiscretions continued. Finally several complaints filed in the Archdiocese of New York were investigated and on June 20th of this year, the Archdiocese found as " credible and substantiated" the allegations that he sexually abused an altar boy while a priest in New York, one in 1971, and another in 1972 at the St Patrick Cathedral.

Unlike Apuron and his flippant attitude, Mc Carrick declared that "in obedience, I accept the decision of the Holy See".
Apparently the Cardinal has now moved out of the RMS in DC for an assisted living community in Washington DC that is run by the Sisters of the Poors: the Jeanne Jugan Residence. This facility also took care of Mc Carrick predecessor Cdl Hickey, during his last days on this earth. We can deduct from this, that his health has considerably worsened and that soon he will have to answer for his crimes in front of a much more serious tribunal.

(Post Notes)
Since we first published this article, the Archdiocese of Newark and the Diocese of Metuchen, have revealed that they had both reached for settlement with victims of Cdl Mc Carrick who had sued them for the abuses they suffered. While the secular media always has a particular slant when it comes to Catholic sexual abuses, several articles have since been released basically telling us, that everyone knew, but the stories were silenced.


  1. Read Rod Dreher's article, "Cardinal McCarrick: Everybody knew". Dreher details McCarrick's some sordid happenings at the Jersey shore with seminarians from Newark.

    Everybody knew. Sound familiar?

    1. As horrible as that article is, I agree. I read it yesterday and I am so disgusted. I know there are still some holy priests and bishops out there but I am so sick of these corrupt cardinals, bishops, and priests who abuse Christ in the Eucharist with their filthy lies and actions.

    2. Yes anon at 6.22, it unfortunately sounds very familiar, and tiring might I say.
      While the Abuse scandals has now been public for almost 20 years, many of these stories are 50 and 60 years old, and like oil in water, they slowly raise to the top, little bit at the time.
      For someone reading about these abuses it can be draining. The feeling I get is often one of disgust and awe. Yet I recognize that one should not allow him/herself to be swayed by the task at hand.
      I am afraid that this is not the end of this story.
      One must recognize that the only way to end this, is to demand accountability.
      This is why, it is important to try to understand how one movement has consciously and deliberately looked for failed priests and bishops, made deals with them, to facilitate their own expansion, in return for protection, sometime promotion and even worse: the abetting of their proclivities.
      We have had information regarding seminarians being "provided" to some of these predators. Yet at this time, proofs are hard to come by, and witnesses very reluctant to testify, for obvious reasons.
      If you add to this equation the Cult like determination to keep everything very secret, as well as the use of a vast network of Catholic information sites, you can start to comprehend the enormity of the challenge.
      I wish we could publish an article on this, but at this time, we only have conjectures, not facts.
      As the adage reminds us visely: "there is smoke without fire"
      Lets keep our eyes and ears opened.

  2. Here we have an 87 yr. old cardinal who was credibly substantiated for sexually abusing a minor about 45 to 50 years ago when he was a priest. Court documents further reveal that he has a history of committing further abuse. Three other allegations of sexual misconduct with adults in the Archdiocese of Newark and Diocese of Metuchen were revealed in a statement by Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark. Two of those allegations resulted in settlements. Pope Francis has removed this high ranking prelate from public ministry.

    Despite being substantiated for sexual abuse, this cleric offender claims to be innocent and attempts to couch his rendered guilty verdict with an apology. In his released statement, Cardinal McCarrick stated, “While I have absolutely no recollection of this reported abuse, and believe in my innocence, I am sorry for the pain the person who brought the charges has gone through, as well as for the scandal such charges cause our people.”

    Does this sound like a repentant cleric accepting responsibility for his wrongful behavior?

  3. Excellent question Vince. I do not have your storied experience dealing with such things, but I know a political response when I see one.
    Yet there could be so many victims out there, that he truly does not remember the specifics of "one little incident". (sorry for being ironic)

  4. An interesting discussion is definitely worth comment.

    I do believe that you ought to write more on this issue, it may not be
    a taboo subject but usually people don't discuss such
    subjects. To the next! Many thanks!!

  5. There is definately a lot to find out about this issue.
    I really like all the points you made.