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August 31, 2018

Media Bashed Catholic Church Over Pedophilia Problem For 20 Years, But Now, With Leftwing Pope Connected to Coverup, Deem Sexual Abuse of Children No Big Deal and Just a Made-Up Right-Wing Nonscandal



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A friend points out that the media was pretty vigorous in trying to destroy a traditionalist pope, claiming he had a Nazi history.

But now that it's a leftwing pope credibly accused of directly participating in a pedophilia cover-up, suddenly it's off-limits to question a pope.

I mean, let's just ignore this as more right-wing pouncing and battling:

The Archdiocese of Washington has confirmed that seminarians were permitted to serve as assistants to Archbishop Theodore McCarrick while the archbishop was being investigated for the alleged sexual abuse of a teenager.

In 2011, McCarrick moved from a parish rectory to a house adjacent to the seminary of the Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE), a religious order, in Chillum, Md., within the Washington archdiocese.

According to two former IVE seminarians on campus at the time, McCarrick lived in a separate house on the grounds, which he paid for himself, or at least arranged to have purchased for him.

The IVE initially assigned McCarrick a priest to serve as secretary for him once he was living on the property. Sources confirm that the priest was assigned to live in the house with McCarrick.

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Former IVE seminarians told CNA that McCarrick made significant demands of staff and formators. CNA was told, for example, that despite the austere lifestyle encouraged by the order, McCarrick had his own VIP menu served to him in the refectory, regardless of what the priests and seminarians were eating.

Local formators and superiors of the IVE were, according to CNA’s sources within the order, unhappy with the arrangement, but recognized that the liberal-minded McCarrick functioned as a sort of informal patron for the order, despite its more traditional leanings. McCarrick frequently ordained the order's priests, in Washington and abroad, and helped them to navigate criticisms from South American bishops, including Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio, who became Pope Francis.

The Institute of the Incarnate Word was founded in 1984 in Argentina by Fr. Carlos Miguel Buela. Buela retired in 2010 amid suspicion of sexual misconduct. In 2016, the Vatican affirmed the veracity of allegations that Buela engaged in sexual improprieties with adult seminarians of his community; the priest was forbidden by the Vatican from contact with members of the IVE, and from appearing in public.

McCarrick's assistance has been reported to have been especially important to the order as allegations against Buela came to light. But sources say that help came with a price. One source characterized McCarrick's attitude toward the group as "If you're grateful, you'll shut up."

One former IVE seminarian told CNA that complaints were raised about McCarrick’s demands -- although none of them were sexual in nature --and said the rector warned seminarians to try to remain detached from McCarrick's "worldly" tastes.

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