Vatican Defrocks Former US Cardinal McCarrick for Sex Abuse: Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been found guilty by the Vatican of sex abuse and defrocked, becoming the highest-ranking churchman and the first cardinal to be punished by dismissal from the clerical state.
Sooooo, it seems McCarrick can no longer celebrate mass, perform sacraments, wear clerical vestments or be addressed by his religious title - oh, in other words - he can no longer play “dress up” while he’s inside the church. Now of course - it isn’t simply the Catholics. The Protestants have been in on the action too. Newly released documents show that over the past decade, more than 250 staffers and volunteers with Southern Baptist churches have been “charged with sex crimes” against more than 700 victims.
And come on - this McCarrick is now 88-years-old! Interesting how they wait until the until the guy’s just moments away from becoming compost before doing anything. Kind of makes you wonder - where is God when these pedophile priests and pastors are assaulting children? I mean, does he just watch? Does he look away in shame? As someone who was also assaulted by a priest who ran a Catholic hospital as a preteen, I think we have a right to know.