SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Mark Benbow

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January 24, 2019
On January 14, the Catholic News Agency published a puzzling headline: “Wuerl denies prior denials denied knowledge of McCarrick seminarian abuse”. CNA had proof that Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who resigned as Archbishop of Washington in October, was told in 2004 (when he was Bishop of Pittsburgh) of sexual misconduct by ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Wuerl’s convoluted
January 17, 2019
On January 7, the Washington Post reported that in 2005 Opus Dei paid the astonishing sum of $977,000 to a woman who accused Fr John McCloskey (pictured), one of its priests, of groping her. The revelation was a shocking one, for reasons that go beyond McCloskey’s indefensible behaviour. But it did explain one mystery. Until