As the Roman Catholic Church reels from the resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick following sex abuse charges, there’s been lots of soul searching going on. And not all of it has been in the Church.
Mike Kelly, a columnist for The Record, a daily newspaper in northern New Jersey, disclosed that a priest telephoned him some twenty years ago, asking for the paper to investigate McCarrick. “Some priests and nuns apparently regularly discussed the rumors of the archbishop’s strange sleeping relationships with his favored seminarians,” the reporter said. “I remember responding by saying something like: ‘The archbishop is sleeping with seminarians? You’ve got to be kidding me.’ I even added a colorful expletive, too.”