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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Time for Resignation: Cardinal O’Malley’s Double Standard

en.news Boston Cardinal O’Malley who presents himself as the big abuse inquisitor, admitted on Monday that he ignored a letter detailing abuses committed by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

This came more than a month after it became known that in 2015, New York Father Boniface Ramsey had written a letter to him about Cardinal McCarrick’s homosexual abuses.

The Boston Cardinal denied having known anything about these abuses or about the Ramsey letter which was "handled by a staff member". At the time, McCarrick was an influential liberal who had the support of Pope Francis and the anti-Church media.

Now O’Malley apologised to Ramsey “for not having responded to him in an appropriate way”.

But O'Malley's apology is senseless because Francis claimed on August 20 that “no effort to beg pardon and to seek to repair the harm done will ever be sufficient”.

For similar failures, O’Malley has been a vocal supporter for the resignation of Saint Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop John Niensted or for Kansas-Saint Joseph Bishop Robert Finn.

Now, it is time for him to follow his own principles and to resign.

As bishop of Fall River MA, O’Malley was accused by the local prosecutor of concealing offenders’ names until the statute of limitations had expired.

As Bishop O’Malley was leaving the diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts, in 2002, the local prosecutor, Bristol County District Attorney Paul Walsh, took the extraordinary step of publicly rebuking the bishop for a decade-long delay in submitting to him the names of 21 accused priests. “Why didn’t he release these names to us 10 years ago?” the DA said. By the time O’Malley gave DA Walsh the priests’ names in 2002, the time window for prosecuting had closed for all but one of the cases.

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