- Aug 6, 2020
Known mostly for his role in welcoming Pope Benedict XVI to the United States while serving as the Vatican’s ambassador to the nation, it turns out the late Archbishop Pietro Sambi also played a key role in the McCarrick affair, confronting the prelate about his sexual misdeeds.
An otherwise unknown figure in the Catholic Church, the late Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo Higuera has recently been identified as the one who opened the opened the door for the first complaints made against ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick nearly 20 years ago.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl this week withdrew as a keynote speaker from the World Meeting of Families after a Pennsylvania grand jury report found that he mishandled several abuse cases while serving as Bishop of Pittsburgh.
A lay woman, who says she was “brainwashed” into going along, tells her story of being raped by a priest on two occasions during Mass.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl stressed the importance of being able to address any allegation of abuse by a bishop, even if the allegation is later found to be untrue.
A recent study shows that although 60 percent of Americans recognize that churches in the United States offer help and relief to the poor and the hungry, the fact that church members teach job skills and help immigrants learn English, volunteer to provide foster care, and offer tax preparation assistance is not well known by most people.