By The Message staff
On Nov. 10, the Vatican released “the McCarrick report.”
Prepared by the Vatican Secretariat of State, the 461-page report’s formal title is “Report on the Holy See’s Institutional Knowledge and Decision-Making related to former Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick.”
In a statement coinciding with the release of the report, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said, “This is another tragic chapter in the Church’s long struggle to confront the crimes of sexual abuse by clergy. To McCarrick’s victims and their families, and to every victim-survivor of sexual abuse by the
clergy, I express my profound sorrow and deepest apologies. Please know that my brother bishops and I are committed to doing whatever is in our power to help you move forward and to ensure that no one suffers what you have been forced to suffer.”
The Message will have more information on the report in our Nov. 20 all-diocesan issue.