Waiting for the (Cardinal) 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 Vatican’s report on who knew what, and when.

Stephen White:

“The distrust and division that have festered in the Church in recent years (not all of it having to do with McCarrick, of course) have grown worse lately, especially here in the United States. This is, I think, clear to just about everyone. The need for reconciliation is urgent and evident. While releasing the McCarrick report is not going to heal the Church’s divisions, withholding the report is increasingly an obstacle to such healing.”

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