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We must pray for the Holy Father, The Clergy, Religious and the Church.

1) This scandal has shook the Church to its core. That said, my faith is not dependent on the sincerity of the pope, clergy or the laity.

2) We do not know the heart or soul of the Holy Father, Cardinals, Bishops or Clergy.

No person should make the claim to know their hearts or souls.

Ad hominem attacks from both sides are sinful acts of calumny and slander.

What do we know?
3) The preponderance of evidence is disconcerting and should cause any person with eyes to pause.

What do we know to be facts:

Pope Francis has stated he will not say 'one word' related to the Viganò Testimony.
4) Monsignor Jean-François Lantheaume, former first Counsellor of the Nunciature in Washington and Chargé d'Affaires ad interim after the unexpected death of Nuncio Sambi in Baltimore, has stated in reference to the Viganò Testimony, “It is true.”
5) All but a few of the 1,000s of horrific attacks on teenagers and children perpetrated by priests in Pennsylvania took place before 2002. The vast majority took place between 1970 and the 1990’s. Most did not result in prosecution or charges.
6) Cardinal Weurl, then the Archbishop of Pittsburgh, moved accused priests from parish to parish, as was the common practice among bishops at the time.
7) Ex-Cardinal McCarrick had “Private sanctions” placed against him by Pope Benedict XVI. A 2014 Washington Post and National Catholic Reporter articles corroborated this claim indicating that Ex-Cardinal McCarrick had been “put out to pasture” by Pope Benedict XVI.
8) Ex-Cardinal McCarrick primarily ignored the above mentioned sanctions or they had not been enforced by the Curia.

Ex-Cardinal McCarrick, as mentioned in the 2014 Washington Post article and claimed by Archbishop Viganò was returned to service by Pope Francis.
9) Pope Francis demoted and removed from public ministry Ex-Cardinal McCarrick after the scandal broke in July 2018.

Ex-Cardinal McCarrick had a long history of abusing seminarians and young priests under his power.
10) Cardinal Wuerl allowed Ex-Cardinal McCarrick to reside in a seminary, placing the seminarians and young priests at risk.
11) Cardinal O’Malley initially claimed no knowledge of Ex-Cardinal McCarrick’s homosexual sexual misconduct and abuse of power until a letter surfaced that was given to his office in 2015.
12) Cardinal O’Malley withdrew from the World Meeting of Families to address the “toxic” culture of homosexual misconduct and potential abuse of seminarians at Boston Seminary.

Cardinal O’Malley, to his credit, apologized for not addressing the McCarrick Scandal.
13) Cardinal Farrel, long time protégée and former housemate of Ex-Cardinal McCarrick claims no knowledge of Ex-Cardinal McCarrick’s decades long sexual misconduct and abuse of power.
14) It has come to light that many openly joked about Ex-Cardinal McCarrick’s misuse of power. When he visited the seminaries it was commonly said, 'Hide the handsome ones from him.'
15) Cardinal Tobin's diocese paid two substantial claims as a result of Ex-Cardinal McCarrick’s behavior and did not act on that behavior nor move to have his faculties restricted.
16) Cardinal Tobin made a subsequent claim to not hearing about a homosexual sub-Culture in the seminaries under his charge in-spite of paying the above mentioned claim related to homosexual abuse of priests and seminarians.
17) Six priests have come forward in Cardinal Tobin’s diocese disclosing a homosexual subculture.

Following the report of the six priests Cardinal Tobin barred any priest in his diocese from speaking to the media.
18) Cardinal Tobin attended St Alphonsus Seminary in New York while Ex-Cardinal McCarrick was secretary to Cardinal Cooke in New York City.
19) Cardinal Weurl has asserted he was not informed of the widely known sexual misconduct of Ex-Cardinal McCarrick.

Cardinal Weurl cancelled a meeting between Ex-Cardinal McCarrick and potential seminarians.
20) On Jan.31st, 2013 Archbishop Gomez removed Cardinal Roger Mahony from public ministry because of his role in the sex abuse cover-up.

On Jan.13th, 2018 Pope Francis appointed Mahony as his special envoy at the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the diocese of Scranton.
21) Pope Benedict XVI personally handed extensive files on the sex abuse scandal, issues of active homosexuality and the Vatican Bank Scandal over to Pope Francis.
22) There appears to be a pattern of behavior where the Holy Father, Bishops and Vatican eight support, ignore or cover up insidious behavior of those that support them
23) The bishops in the United States exempted themselves from the rules applied in the 2002 Dallas Charter protecting minors from abuse.

Ex-Cardinal McCarrick was a key player in the drafting of the 2002 Dallas Charter.
24) Pope Francis first accused the victims of calumny over their accusations of Bishop Barros covering up sex abuse.

Pope Francis delayed action and subsequently accepted Bishop Barros’ resignation June 2018.
25) Cardinal Danneels, who was embroiled in a child abuse cover-up, was appointed by Pope Francis as a special appointee to the Family Synod.

The entire Conference of Bishops in Chile have handed in their resignation over child abuse and a sexual misuse of power coverup.
26) Cardinal Errazuriz, who has admittedly refused to hear accusations of child abuse, is member of Pope Francis’ “Council of Cardinal Advisors.”
27) Cardinal Andrello, appointed by Pope Francis in 2014, has been accused of sexual abuse cover-up.

Cardinal Andrello has subsequently submitted his resignation to Pope Francis. As of this writing, Pope Francis has not accepted the resignation.
28) Under the charge of Cardinal Maradiaga, the seminaries in Honduras have lodged a written appeal to the Pope.

Cardinal Maradiaga is under fire for appearing to disregard a wealth of evidence of homosexual misconduct by Bishop Pineda.
29) Cardinals Danneels, Maradiaga & Ex-Cardinal McCarrick & campaigned for Pope Francis on eve of the Conclave, phoning various cardinals from the Honduran embassy in Rome. Despite their pasts, all 3 prelates have since been rehabilitated or appointed special advisors to the Pope
30) Cdl Cupich stated, in reference to the Pope, the scandal, “The Pope has a bigger agenda. He’s got to get on with other things—talking about the environment & protecting migrants and carrying on the work of the Church. We’re not going to go down a rabbit hole on this."
31) Cardinal Sadano has been accused of covering up the abuse scandal that embroiled Fr. Macial of the Founder of the Legionaries of Christ as well as the investigation into Cardinal Groër. (Now deceased.)
32) Fr. James Martin, SJ, an open dissenter on the Church's teaching on same-sex attraction was appointed by Pope Francis as Consultor for Vatican Communication.
33) Bishop McElroy received a letter during 2016 from psychotherapist and clerical sex abuse expert Richard Sipe discussing the sexual misconduct and abuse of power of retired Ex-Cardinal McCarrick’s and did not act on it.
34) The approved apparition of Our Lady of Akita foretold this debacle on October 13, 1973 stating,

“The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against bishops." Our Lady at Akita, Japan.
35) The Truth is the foundation of the Church. 1 Tm 3:15

The Truth is the foundation of justice.
36) I have noted this quite often:

We've had enough exhortations to be silent. Cry out with a thousand tongues - I see the world is rotten because of silence." - St. Catherine of Sienna, Doctor of the Church
37) We can no longer sit in silence. We can not let this scandal slip off into the night in quiet.

We must pray, fast and speak!

The Church needs saints.

Write your bishop a charitable letter.

Support our holy clergy.

Live the teachings of the Church.

God is Good,

38) The McCarrick Scandal – What We Know and What Should We Do?… via @Toupsfamily

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