Skip to comments.US Church Should Consider Hiring Outside Investigator Over McCarrick Claims, Bishop Says
Posted on 08/06/2018 6:25:43 PM PDT by marshmallow
Prayers and apologies are 'necessary, but not sufficient', Bishop Doherty said
US bishops should consider hiring an outside investigator to find out who knew what and when over the McCarrick scandal, the Bishop of Lafayette has said.
Bishop Timothy Doherty said prayers and apologies to survivors of abuse were necessary, but not sufficient, adding that people deserve to know how Archbishop McCarricks alleged misdeeds went unreported for so long.
Writing for his diocesan newspaper, Bishop Doherty said he was not surprised that the scandal had renewed public inquiry about all of us bishops.
Who knew what and when, and did not report it? he added.
The report on Archbishop McCarrick did surprise me. I had not heard even a whisper about him. There is evidence that various people made allegations and had reported them in the United States and in Rome. What has gone wrong? We deserve to find out.
The bishop added that it is not impossible for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to appoint an outside investigator.
This happened in 2002 when the whole body of the USCCB voted to engage the John Jay College of Criminal Justice to research the matter of clergy abuse of minors, he said.
His comments come as other bishops begin speaking out on the scandal.
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the USCCB, said Archbishop McCarrick will rightly face a Vatican canonical investigation into the sex abuse allegations against him.
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Yes, outside investigators would be good.
Somehow, someway, homosexuals and their corruption must be exorcised from the Church.
The difficulty will be in the selection of the investigatory entity.
If the corrupt, immoral, scoundrel bishops corporately select the entity, they will pack it with homo-friendly shills who will white wash their dung-filled sepulchers. The homo donna wuerl at first said bishops should do the investigating, but if he gets to pick the laypeople who investigate, what’s the difference? Anyone think he’ll support laypeople who will actually expose the homosexual network that mostly runs the Church?
In a way, it would be better if a lay entity arose organically perhaps seeded with funding from a wealthy conservative layman or group of them, and attracting funding for the laity at large.
Panels, investigators, laity, bishops, commissions, donors, internal, external... really makes no difference. We don’t need analysis, we know exactly what the problem is. It will not be addressed.
The Church has already chosen her path and is far along. As we ponder, Jim Martin is preparing his Bridge youth speech, and almost every position in curia, dicasteries and many dioceses are full of gays at pleasure of Pope. Thus is the new world.
Gays are the precious darlings, idolized by secular and religious. No one has the will to oppose them. The hierarchy will not risk being called homophobic. They rule, our new cultural zeitgeist.
Church will have a great dog and pony show, important people, fancy research, and no one will even so much whisper the word ‘homosexual.’. How could they? It is the Church’s own image now.
Are you sure?
Be interesting to tot up the lies spoken during such an investigation.
I hear Robert Mueller might be available...
I’m sure from a social psychology, group dynamics, human weakness, power viewpoint only. God could overcome all this human perversity in a flash. So I’m sure, except for a miraculous intervention.
The reason I doubt God will sweep in is my experience with this pervert-priest stuff. I have family going back to 1930’s who are abuse victims, young males, same story as today. I know idealistic young men who fled the seminary in horror. I had 3 priests in my family, and other connections.
The Catholic Church is a closed gay club. I could see this in the 70’s but now GAY is the ideal in the culture, it’s open. What pulpit or bulletin does not praise “LBGT”? Our Church is not struggling with gay, it’s embracing it. We are the last on earth. From the pope on down, all open praise for gays. The battle is lost.
Read your post and I am not surprised sadly. No wonder the TLM has become very popular with the younger Catholics. They want tradition back.
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