The Case of [Cardinal] McCarrick: A Failure of Fraternal Correction

In Commonweal, by Boniface Ramsey- A priest who heard many rumors of [Cardinal] McCarrick’s behavior while working at a seminary, Fr. Ramsey wrote to the nuncio (Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo) in 2000 to report what he’d heard. He did not receive any acknowledgment of the letter, but six years later, an official from the Vatican Secretariat of State, Archbishop Leonardo Sandri, made an oblique reference to it in a letter about another matter. He notes that the rumors were never about minors, and often they involved only “physical proximity.”

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