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By Christopher Manion, The Wanderer, July 17, 2021
In recent years, the American hierarchy has careened through a multitude of changes. The inflection point came when the secular media blew the lid off the hierarchy’s sex-abuse-and-coverup scandals almost twenty years ago.
Bishops quickly responded to that eruption, not with transparency and accountability, but by circling the wagons, lawyering up, and putting then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick in charge of their massive coverup operation. McCarrick began that operation by exempting bishops from the onerous “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People [to which we should add, ‘and Bishops’],” the first of an endless stream of policies, programs, protocols, platitudes, and — in a scandal especially offensive to the faithful — payouts by the billions to alleged victims and their lawyers.
In the end, the financial capital donated by the faithful was tapped for over four billion dollars (that we know of). That money was spent to keep over a hundred of bishops from going to jail; few even had to testify in court. …