Mistakes Were Made

Stephen White of Catholic University offers initial analysis of the (Cardinal) McCarrick Report, released on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.

“For those who don’t think clericalism has played a major role in the abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, the McCarrick Report published this week ought to change their minds. The report reveals an insular and bureaucratized clerical culture that served the ambitions of a man like Theodore McCarrick, who knew how to manipulate that system to his advantage, far better than it served the Church and the Gospel. And certainly, far better than it served the many victims of McCarrick’s predations.”

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