Monday, September 10, 2018


Cardinal Theodore McCarrick
For a while, it seemed that Big Media in the U.S. were sticking to the canard that the accusations of cover up of Cardinal McCarrick's heinous sexual abuse of priests and seminarians was all part of a right-wing conspiracy.

That is, until the revelation of a letter written in 2006 by Archbishop Leonardo Sandri, the No. 3 in the Vatican's secretariat of state at the time, to Father Boniface Ramsey, a former professor at the Diocese of Newark's seminary.  The letter was published by the U.S. Bishops' Catholic News Service on September 7, 2018.

Now Big Media's headlines have changed a bit:

From CBS News:

2006 letter confirms Vatican received complaint about ex-cardinal

"A 2006 letter from a top Vatican official confirms that the Holy See received information in 2000 about the sexual misconduct of a now-resigned U.S. cardinal, lending credibility to bombshell accusations of a cover-up at the highest echelons of the Roman Catholic Church."

From CNN:

Letter suggests Vatican knew of sexual misconduct allegations against McCarrick in 2000

"The newly surfaced letter from Sandri appears to support recent allegations by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, a former Vatican ambassador to the United States, that the Holy See knew about the sexual abuse accusations against McCarrick for years and did nothing about it."

From the Hill:

Letter reveals Vatican knew of allegations against McCarrick

"Sandri's letter also shows that the matter was known to the Vatican a year before Pope John Paul II made McCarrick a cardinal, something Vigano had alleged."


  1. We might be more damning documents released, as the U.S. Bishops seek cover and to do damage control. I don't think that Pope Francis thought this silence thing through.

  2. JP2 was an enabler. He promoted McCarrick, Maciel, and Arguello, to name a few.