So even though most well-informed lay Catholics knew exactly what Cardinal McCarrick was all about even twenty years ago, somehow Cardinal Blase Cupich, Pope Francis and the rest were completely in the dark, even to the extent of awarding this monster with trophies and high honors? This beggars belief.
McCarrick's red hat is not the only one that needs to be turned in. Racks full of them need to be, starting with McCarrick's former roommate, Cardinal Kevin Farrell--appointed by McCarrick as vicar-general for the archdiocese of Washington, named auxiliary bishop of Washington by John Paul II, consecrated bishop by McCarrick, and appointed Prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life and finally created Cardinal by Pope Francis in 2016.
By the way, #stopthesynod. Stop the Synod on Young People, and stop Ireland's World Meeting of Families--at least until this mess can be sorted out and it can be determined how and why the Catholic hierarchy was transformed into one, big, fabulous gay pride parade!