- Dec 14, 2019
The Vatican has defrocked an Idaho priest who was convicted of possessing violent and extreme child pornography last year.
At the one year mark, the saga of Theodore McCarrick is a mix of undeniable progress and unfinished business.
Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has broken his general silence to comment on the clerical abuse scandals, saying the sexual revolution of the late 1960s set the stage.
Pope Francis has defrocked an Italian priest accused of sexual liaisons with young but over-age girls.
In a widely expected yet still dramatic move, the Vatican announced Tuesday that Pope Francis has approved the removal of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick from the clerical state, colloquially known as “laicization” or “defrocking.”
Assuming ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is indeed laicized soon, one thing it won’t mean is that all the questions about the McCarrick case have been answered.