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U.S. Theodore McCarrick — First Cardinal To Truly Resign In 90-Years!

by Anura Guruge


From “NPR”. Click image to access “NPR” original. Google “McCarrick” for more.


Click image to access my post from 2017.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Edgar_McCarrick


This is HUGE!

First real resignation of a Catholic Cardinal in 90-years.

The FIRST Cardinal to resign in the now 20-year(+) Sex Abuse scandal.

A major turning point for the Catholic Church.  A coming of age so to speak. The Church and a pope finally taking some meaningful action against pedophile priests.


For a cardinal to resign (from the ‘College of Cardinals’) a pope must accept the resignation.

Popes are reluctant to do so because it makes Cardinals appear human! Popes want to convey the image that Cardinals, like Popes, are beyond reproach and cannot be judged on Earth. Well, this has, AT LAST (at last) broken the pattern. For that we need to thank Pope Francis. For once he has played the ‘White Man’ after he looked a fool in the way he handled O’Brien.

Pope John Paul II, Benedict XVI & Francis allowed two prior scumbags Bernard (bloody) Law (the Outlaw) and Keith “I Lied” O’Brien to remain as cardinals despite their blatant abuse — O’Brien, like McCarrick accused of having his own way with young men. Disgusting.

This is good. A real turning point.

McCarrick will never stand trial. He is 89 and they will let him die … That is their way.

But, this is a good day. Rejoice.


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by Anura Guruge

The Last Catholic Cardinal To Resign — Truly & Properly (Unlike O’Brien).

by Anura Guruge


Scotland’s Keith O’Brien (b: March 17, 1938, created: October 21, 2003) resigned from his Cardinalate 0n March 20, 2015, 2-years after the public disclosures of his homosexual practices with other priests. Though not precluded by the Vatican he had on his own volition decided not to attend the March 12 – 13, 2013 conclave that elected Pope Francis given that his crimes and cover up lies had been widely published in U.K. newspapers just a few weeks earlier. It, however, took 2 more years before his resignation was ‘partially accepted‘ by the pope.

Pope Francis, inexplicably, allowed him to retain his ‘Cardinal’ title. So, his resignation as a cardinal was only partial. A quasi-resignation.

I complained about it it then. Click image to access my original March 22, 2015 post.

So, we can’t really just say that the disgraced O’Brien was the last cardinal to resign — because he continued on as a cardinal, if only in terms of title!


The last cardinal to TRULY (and fully) resign was French Cardinal Louis Billot, S. J.in late 1927 [he having tendered his resignation in September and it being made public in December].

No, this is not a typo, an oversight or a lack of diligence on my part. << smile >>

Yes, it is 1927. So, NO we haven’t had a TRULY, REALLY cardinal resign in over 90 years.

Louis Billot, S. J.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Billot


The eleven Canons in the 1983 Code, i.e., Canons 349 t0 359, does not address the resignation of a cardinalate (only dealing with the need, if they are curial, to tender their curial office resignation to the pope after their 75th birthday).

But, Cardinal Billot’s resignation, when he disagreed with Pius XI’s (#260) condemnation of French political movement [viz. Action Française], demonstrates that it is, of course, possible for a cardinal to resign — provided the pope is willing to accept the resignation. That appears to be the rub. [Though we, the public, are unlikely to ever hear, it is possible that the lack of resignations during the ‘current’ clergy scandal is because the popes did not want to ‘hurt the Church further’ by having the resignation of cardinals.]

So, contrary to what many believe Austrian Hans Hermann Groër, the disgraced and discredited ex-Archbishop of Vienna, died a cardinal — though he was forced to relinquish all posts in Austria.

The infamous Bernard Francis Law, though he appears to have taken liberties with the LAW of the land, also continues as a cardinal though he, like Groër, had to relinquish his pastoral ties. He is in exile, but as a cardinal.

Hope this helps. I know that may think that Groër resigned. He didn’t. Or at least if he did, the John Paul II (#265) didn’t accept the resignation.


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Will Pope Francis’ Newly Created Sex Abuse Tribunal Start By Trying Despicable, Ex-Boston Cardinal Bernard Francis Law — THE OUTLAW.

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Click to ENLARGE and read this SNIPPET from AP, via “The New York Times”. Use link below to access the original.

Click here to access the original AP coverage at “The New York Times”.

>> I personally think that this is TOO LITTLE, too late.

>> Seems more like more window dressing and attempts to paper over the cracks than an effort that will really crack down on these CRIMINALS.

>> IF this tribunal is sincere and has any teeth let it start by prosecuting THE OUTLAW, Boston’s despicable Bernard Francis Law, living it up in Rome, while his victims continue to suffer.

>> I think the Victims Groups, worldwide, will agree with me.

>> We have had decades obfuscation from the various popes and the Vatican on this serious CRIMINAL matter. If the pope is serious lets see some ACTION fast.

>> Let us see Bernard Francis Outlaw put in a cell, as a prisoner, for the crimes it is well documented that he committed.