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Theodore McCarrick Still Won’t Confess

posted on September 20, 2019

Slate‘s Ruth Graham travels to Victoria, Kansas, where the defrocked Catholic archbishop of D.C., Theodore McCarrick, lives in a friary. “Victoria was also chosen in part because St. Fidelis was the only place that would accept him,” Graham writes. She also obtained McCarrick’s first interview since allegations of sexual abuse against the former powerful cleric came to light. He denied some of the accusations. “In this small town in western Kansas, he’s a living icon of both the crime of clerical sexual abuse and the church’s toxic willingness to cover it up,” Graham writes. “I don’t know how many years are in my calendar,” McCarrick told her. “One tries one’s best to accept where one is.”

Read at Slate