Hierarchical Response

It is the Cardinals’ main responsibility to elect a Pope. At times, I have the opinion that the red hats got us in this mess, and they can figure a way out of it.


“Some of these files were found in a binder kept in a closet beside a vacuum cleaner, allegedly a “300-page briefing book” provided to Malone by church attorneys when he assumed the role of Bishop in 2012.”https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/26/unearthed-files-suggest-catholic-bishop-protected-predator-priests/

“If Rome won’t assist the American bishops, they’ll have to make do with the resources they have at the conference level. Last week’s letter from USCCB president, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, indicates what that might look like. The USCCB can’t remove bishops from ministry – nor force them to resign – but what they can do is worth doing. Plans include the establishment of a third-party reporting system for complaints against bishops and a full-as-can-be-under-the-circumstances investigation, with meaningful lay involvement, into the McCarrick affair.

Again, without the backing of Rome, these efforts will lack the teeth they might otherwise have, but the fact that our American bishops are moving on these issues now, rather than waiting on Rome, is a good sign.”


“A new site is tracking how American bishops have responded to the McCarrick scandal, and where they stand on the idea of an independent investigation.

Church Transparency lists all the dioceses in the United States, the respective bishops and how the bishops have responded to the bombshell testimony of Abp. Carlo Maria Viganò, former papal nuncio to the United States. Archbishop Viganò claims that Pope Francis lifted sanctions that Pope Benedict XVI had imposed on ex-Cdl. Theodore McCarrick, an alleged homosexual predator.”