McCarrick

John Paul II committed sins too. Just like all the other saints.

Over at America Magazine, Executive Director Stephen White reflects on the Pelagianism of those who call into question the sanctity of John Paul II because he made mistakes in his… Read More

Mistakes Were Made

Stephen White offers initial analysis of the McCarrick Report, released on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. “For those who don’t think clericalism has played a major role in the abuse crisis… Read More

Bishops’ Statements on the McCarrick Report

As of this writing, 44 US Bishops have responded to the Vatican’s release of the “McCarrick Report.”  The following is a list, in alphabetical order by diocese/ archdiocese. Albany, Bishop… Read More

The Truth Will Set You Free

Statement From The Catholic Project on the release of the McCarrick Report The wounds inflicted by Theodore McCarrick upon his victims and upon the whole Body of Christ cannot be… Read More

Crisis Episode 1: 2018 Show Notes

2018 A whirlwind summer: What happened? Revelations about Cardinal McCarrick, the Pennsylvania grand jury report, accusations from a Vatican diplomat, and the perceived tensions between the Holy See and the… Read More

Waiting for the McCarrick Report

The most recent iteration of the clergy sex abuse crisis, centered on former Cardinal McCarrick, remains an open wound in the Church in part because of the delay of the… Read More

The Gift of JPII

Stephen reflects on the 100th Anniversary of Karol Wojtyla’s birth. “The Church should not be afraid to take an unflinching look (with all the humility appropriate to those who would… Read More

Credit, Where Its Due

Stephen considers the tension between action and patience in view of the wait for the McCarrick report and the coronavirus. “Waiting patiently (or impatiently, as the case may be) has… Read More

Pell Case Quashed – McCarrick Report Still Pending

Stephen writes on Cardinal Pell’s release from prison in Australia and the continued expectation of the McCarrick report from Rome. “For too long the Church reflexively stood with those it… Read More

Don’t Sanitize McCarrick’s Legacy

Stephen considers the removal of former Cardinal McCarrick’s coat of arms from the wall at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington, D.C. “There are many reasons one might want McCarrick’s legacy… Read More

What to Watch for in the New Year

Stephen reviews some of the Church news the faithful expect to see in 2020, such as the McCarrick Report. “Undoubtedly, the new year will bring its share of surprises.” Little… Read More

The Long Year (Clerical Sex Abuse)

Stephen reviews the timeline of the 2018 clerical sex abuse crisis one year after the revelations about McCarrick. “A year on, we still don’t know what the investigations into McCarrick… Read More