Saturday, July 28, 2018

McCarrick Is Gone, But This Is NOT Over By A Longshot

Today the USCCB announced that Cardinal McCarrick submitted to the pope his resignation from the College of Cardinals; the pope accepted that resignation and directed that the now ex-cardinal spend his life in prayer and penance in seclusion.

While this news is welcome, it is not altogether unexpected.  When the story broke on June 20 that he had been removed from public ministry, I and others speculated that he might well be the designated "fall guy", taking "one for the team" and being handsomely rewarded for it.  They were perhaps hoping that after the removal, that the public's admittedly fickle attention would be diverted elsewhere and McCarrick's situation fall off the communal radar.  However, the media, both secular and the faithful Catholic outlets did not let it die.  In fact, we started to ask questions about the network that kept McCarrick and others in office for decades while these crimes were occurring.

It was probably our interest in a large-scale boycott of all diocesan collections (and the USCCB ones) that really caused them to adopt more intensive damage-control measures - hence today's announcement.  They probably fear not only the loss of revenues but the prospect of us probing into their skullduggary and exposing the cancer that they unleashed upon Holy Mother Church.

So now McCarrick is removed.  We don't know how voluntary that resignation was, but at this point it doesn't matter.  I suspect there will be no real change in his lifestyle.  At his age he wasn't engaged in that much public ministry anyway.  I believe he'll live in relative comfort.  They won't do too much to him because they realize that he may well have dirt on many of them.  We certainly must pray that he does repent and make a good confession before it's time for him to stand before God, as we all must.

Let the USCCB and the Vatican understand that while we are pleased at this first step, by no means are we satisfied.  We will not be mollified by one prelate's removal, when there is an entire network of evil infesting the Church.  We intend to keep probing, and yes, we will exercise our "power of the purse strings".  The glare of public attention will not abate, although our donations certainly will.

Certainly we can say that no more will the donations of hard-working faithful Catholics go towards legal settlements occasioned by the debauched romps and orgies of faithless and  perverted prelates.  Case in point: the diocese of Great Falls - Billings Montana has to cough up $20 million to pay off several victims of perverted clergy.  They had the unmitigated gall to go to their parishioners and tell them that 1) each parish would have to fork over 10% of their savings accounts (money from the laity) and 2) each family was expected to "donate" $1,000.00.  My hope and prayer is that the Montana laity will tell Bishop Warfel to take his extortion demand and "shove it where the sun don't shine".  Warfel's shakedown is nothing short of an outrage.

McCarrick should never have received that red hat.  When that bestowal was announced, some went to Rome to advise Pope John Paul II of his crimes.  Sadly, the pope ignored them.  Those unnamed individuals are now justified.  But there is the whole network that helped McCarrick move up the ladder to his former positions of influence.  There are the prelates who most likely knew of his crimes.  Let's shine the spotlight on them as we both pray our Rosaries and withhold our donations.

Below is a panel discussion that aired last night before news of McCarrick's removal broke this morning.  Listen to get a flavor of the outrage that needs to continue to purge our Church of the filth and vermin within her halls.


  1. Archbishop McCarrick needs to be laicazed, and spend the rest of his life in a prison.

  2. Unfortunately, that comment applies to probably 80% of prelates, maybe more, so don't bet on anything being done quickly.

  3. By 80%, I mean if most aren't living as perverts themselves, they certainly failed to act against/covered up the crimes.

  4. H and I have been investigating ways to fund at the parish level WITHOUT any money going to the Diocese. Not too long ago, we wrote a check to the 'building fund' and found out that indeed, some of that money ALSO goes 'downtown'. This wasn't always the case, but the policy has changed in the recent past. You have to stay one step ahead of the Bishops in order to keep all of your money at the parish level. We have been giving to the parish food pantry, which we understand ALL stays right there, but I wouldn't be surprised if they will soon change THAT policy.

  5. Also.....people need to understand that it's not just 'covering up' for predators by the Bishops. They most often 'cover up' for a REASON. It's not called the 'queer Church' for nothing after all. A good number of our prelates are guarding against being 'found out' themselves. People have to face that fact. It's devastating but we can't be in denial. When people title articles like: "The Church is a CESSPOOL", it's not for no reason.

  6. I'm sure he'll still be invited to all the parties.


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