#BREAKING: The Diocese of Pittsburgh confirmed today that Cardinal Donald #Wuerl was aware of abuse allegations against Archbishop Theodore #McCarrick as early as 2004.
A thread: Cardinal Wuerl knew in 2004 that Archbishop McCarrick was accused of cuddling with and exchanging backrubs with seminarians.
To understand what the current phase of the Catholic sex abuse scandal is, and isn't, read Peter Steinfels' critique of the PA Grand Jury report ... ... back to back with the latest on who knew what when about Cardinal McCarrick:
#BREAKING: Cardinal Wuerl received seminarian abuse allegations against Archbishop McCarrick in 2004.
Confirmed: was aware of at least one allegation against Theodore McCarrick. “An allegation of misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick was reported to Cardinal Donald Wuerl in 2004, as the cardinal served as Bishop of Pittsburgh.”
You heard it at first.
(This story was originally broken by Catholic News Agency), which is doing an incredible job holding the hierarchy to account
“An allegation of misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick was reported to Cardinal Donald Wuerl in 2004, despite Wuerl’s insistence he knew nothing about McCarrick’s alleged sexual misconduct until 2018.”
Oops, and had it first: (now this makes more sense)
We’ve known Donald Wuerl is a liar since Beth Johnson produced their email correspondence years ago. Here’s another example.