Showing posts with label Kansas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kansas. Show all posts

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Ex-Cardinal Retired to Cloister Near High School

Edit: this decision was not without controversy, however, because despite the remoteness of the Cloister, it’s still close to the parish Grade School or a neighboring High School.  What’s unclear is whether the evil +++McCarrick will be restricted to quarters, or have access to a car, where he can travel a few hours to lurk in Kansas City, Kansas on weekends.

(Rome) Ex-Cardinal McCarrick, who is at the center of an abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, now lives in a Capuchin monastery in the state of Kansas. This was announced by the Archdiocese  of Washington.

Theodore McCarrick was Archbishop of Washington and previously Archbishop of Newark. He is accused of having lived a gay double life for decades and of having aberrosexual relationships with subordinates and seminarians.

On August 26, Monsignor Carlo Maria Viganò, former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, revealed that when Pope Benedict XVI learned of the incidents, he imposed sanctions on McCarrick at the end of his term. Apparently, this was never really implemented till the pope's resignation. Rather, Pope Francis rehabilitated the cardinal and, according to the Vatican diplomat, made him one of his closest confidants.

It was not until the New York Times revealed the Cardinal's double life in July in two articles that the pope's confidant, officially at his own request, lost the cardinal status. The former Apostolic Nuncio in Washington accuses Pope Francis of covering up and covering the cardinal's "perverse and diabolical" behavior, and calls for Francis's resignation.

In a press release from the Archbishopric of Washington, it is now reported that the now 88-year-old McCarrick "now lives the permission of the Provincial Superior, Christopher Popravak, responsible for the monastic Franciscan Community and the Bishop of Salina, Gerald Vincke, in St. Fidelis Monastery in Victoria in State of Kansas. "

"Out of consideration for the peace of the community of St. Fidelis-Kosters, we are asked to respect the privacy of this agreement."

The transfer to the monastery became necessary after Pope Francis in late July McCarrick prohibited any public exercise of his office. At the same time he imposed house arrest against him in a place to be assigned to him. [Notorious priests under restriction in Collegeville, are right there next to a high school and a university. They are also allowed to travel, some as far as Europe and cushy vacations.]

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Archdiocese of Washington (screenshot)
Trans: Tancred

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Bishop Johnston New Bishop of Kansas City

Edit: here's the Bishop according to wiki who'll be replacing the last actually conservative Bishop of Kansas City who was ousted not so much by due process but in trial by media.  He is hedging his bets in the Inmemorial Mass of All Ages:

Considered somewhat conservative in his views, Johnston supports the celebration of Tridentine Mass, but has said he does not "hold a great personal attachment to it" due to his relatively young age. He also supports the use of Gregorian chant and polyphony. He has cited Dolly PartonChet Atkins, and Alan Jackson as some of his favorite musical artists.

Linda Leicht. News-Leader. Springfield Has A New Bishop, January 25, 2008

Friday, September 7, 2012

Bishop Finn Found Guilty on One Charge and Double Standards

Edit: Basic fact of the matter is that Father Ratigan, while having a problem with pornography, was determined not to be a threat to children by his psychiatrist.
Unfortunately, after his attempted suicide and being returned to light duty, Ratigan proved unwilling or incapable of following the orders prescribed for him, and Msgr Murphy then reported Ratigan to police as Kansas City Star reports:
Ratigan attempted suicide just after the diocese learned of the troubling pictures on his computer in December 2010. He later was sent for a mental evaluation, after which Finn reassigned him to an Independence mission house and ordered him to stay away from children, computers and cameras. Murphy reported Ratigan to police in May 2011 after he repeatedly violated those orders.

While the bishop attempted to save and protect one of his priests, forces outside and possibly within the Church saw this as an opportunity to publicly humiliate and even procure a resignation of one of the more conservative prelates in the Church today, who's been making an effort to clean up his Archdiocese.

This will also provide excellent leverage, as the Star states, quoting lawyer Dan Ross says of this case, “It’s great leverage for a settlement, as well as direct evidence,”
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (CNS) -- Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph was convicted Sept. 6 of one count of failing to report suspected child abuse and acquitted on another count in a brief bench trial.
Jackson County Circuit Judge John M. Torrence issued the verdict and quickly set and suspended a sentence of two years' probation. The charges carried a possible maximum sentence of one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
In a courtroom statement following the verdict, Bishop Finn said he truly regretted and was sorry for the hurt the events caused.
Link to US Catholic.... Also, some whistle blowing, where the professional victim, Jesse Jackson is accused of having homosexual relationships and sexual harassment. Apparently, not all religious figures are equal. This from Lifesite: Tommy Bennett, who worked as Jackson’s personal travel assistant at the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, filed a sexual harassment lawsuit for nearly half-a-million dollars with the Illinois Department of Human Rights in 2010. Bennett further alleges Jackson revealed having a homosexual relationship with one of his teachers and that he was forced to facilitate Jackson’s affairs with several women, including Fox News commentator Tamara Holder, and to clean up afterward. He claims he was discriminated against by Jackson’s employees, then wrongfully terminated.