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He Preyed on Men Who Wanted to Become Priests. Then He Became a Cardinal.

posted on July 16, 2018

The New York Times’ Laurie Goodstein and Sharon Otterman report on Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, “the highest-ranking Catholic official in the United States to be removed for sexual abuse of a minor.” Goodstein and Otterman report on McCarrick’s alleged adult victims as well; two men have alleged McCarrick made sexual advances toward them when they were seminarians. Goodstein and Otterman write, “But while the church has made strides in dealing with sexual abuse of children, it has largely avoided a reckoning over sexual harassment and abuse suffered by adult seminarians and young priests at the hands of their superiors, including bishops.”

Read at The New York Times