Letter Confirms Vatican Officials knew of McCarrick Allegations in 2000

A letter dated Oct. 11, 2006 from Archbishop Leonardo Sandri, then substitute for the Vatican Secretary of State, to Father Boniface Ramsey had written to Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo, Vatican nuncio to the United States, warning about sexual abuse committed by Archbishop  Theodore  E. McCarrick.  The letter, scanned and released by Father Ramsey to Catholic News Service Sept. 7, contains past remarks by Father Ramsey and also contains elements of the Aug. 36 testimony by Archbishop Carlo Vigano, former nuncio to the the United States.  (CNS)  Photo:  courtesy of  Father Ramsey

VATICAN CITY (CNS)  A top official from the Vatican Secretary of State acknowledged allegations made by a New York priest in 2000 concerning Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick, according to a letter obtained by Catholic News Service.

Father Boniface Ramsey, pastor of St. Joseph’s Church Yorkville in New York City, told CNS Sept 7 that he received the letter dated October 11, 2006, from then Archbishop Leonardo Sandri, the former Vatican substitute for general affairs, asking for information regarding a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark who studied at Immaculate Conception Seminary and was being vetted for a post at a Vatican office.  He made the letter available to CNS.

Then Archbishop Sandri wrote to Father Ramsey:  “I ask with particular reference to the serious matters involving some of the students of the Immaculate Conception Seminary, which in November 2000 you were good enough to bring confidentially to the attention of the then  Apoostolic Nuncio of the United States, the late Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo”

Father Ramsey had been on the faculty of the seminary from 1986 to 1996 and had sent a letter in 2000 to Archbishop Montalvo informing him of complaints he heard from seminarians who were studying at the seminary, located in South Orange, N.J.

In the lettter, Father Ramsey told CNS ” I complained about McCarricks relationships with seminarians and the whole business with sleeping with  seminarians and all of that, the whole business that everyone knows about” Father Ramsey said.

Father Ramsey said he assumed the reason the letter from then Archbishop Sandri, who is now a Cardinal and prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches, only mentioned “serious matters involving seminarians” and not Archbishops behaviour was because accusations against the former cardinal were “too sensitive”

My letter November 22, 2200, was about McCarrick and it wasn’t accusing seminarians of anything.  It was accusing McCarrick.

While Father Ramsey has  said he never received a formal response to the letter he sent in 2000, he told CNS he was certain the letter had been received because of the note he got from then-Archbishop Sandri in 2006 acknowledging the allegations he had raised in 2000.

The 2006 letter not only confirms remarks made by Father Ramsey, but also elements of a document written by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, who served as nuncio to the United States from 2011 to 2016.

In an 11 page statement published Aug. 16, Archbishop Vigano accused Church officials, including Pope Francis, of failing to act on accusations of sexual abuse, as well as abuse of conscience and power by now Archbishop McCarrick.

Archbishop Vignano stated that the Vatican was informed as early as 2000 … when he was an official at the Secretary of State … of allegations that Archbishop McCarrick shared his bed with seminarians.  Archbishop Vigano said the Vatican heard the allegation from the U.S. nuncios at the Archbishop Montalvo, who served from 1998 to 20005 and Archbishop Pietro Sambi, who served from 2995-2011

In late June, then Cardinal McCarrick, the 88 year old retired archbishop of Washington said he would no long exercise any public ministry “in obedience to the Vatican after an allegation he abused a teenager 47 years ago in the Archdiocese of New York was found credible.  The then Cardinal has said he is innocent

Since then, several former seminarians have claimed that the then cardinal would invite groups of then to a beach house and insist individual members of the groups share a bed with him.

The Boston Pilot                                                                                                                                       9/7/2018


Bishops Were Warned of Abusive Priests in Mid 1950’s

Father Gerald Fitzgerald, founder of the Servants of the Paracletes, an order established in 1947 to deal with problem priests, wrote regularly to Bishops in the United States and to Vatican officials, including the Pope, of his opinion that many sexual abusers in the priesthood should be laicized immediately.National Catholic Reporter 3/30/2009

Father Gerald, a dear friend of my husbands family, who lived on Broad Street in Weymouth, MA, was supported by my in laws in any way they could help, with joy in their hearts.  Many the dinner he was invited to and many the stories of the faith he told to the four boys.  How much more of a blessing could I have had than to marry one of these four boys, which I did.

Father Gerald, after his seminary days at St. Johns Seminary and then ordination and working as a parish priest, one evening as he sat in the rectory kitchen heard a knock on the door.  He opened it to see a thin scraggly man, hat in hand, who asked for something to eat.  As the hungry man talked with Father after they both at supper, Father learned that the man was a priest.  It struck him and stayed with him.

It was still a song in his heart when he returned from his time as Chaplain.download 5.jpg

He founded an order,  The Servants of the Paracletes, to help priests with problems.  He still had the beggar priest in his song of life when he spoke:

“Is there any beggar in the world so pitifully poor as the priest of God who dies not appreciating his priesthood?  Dear God!  The man who receives the priesthood has received the greatest gift that God can give to an individual man:  His Priesthood.  He is Himself  in the priesthood.  When He gives Himself to us in Holy Communion, He does indeed give Himself, but when He gives Himself  in the priesthood He gives Himself in such a way that the priest can give Him to others … to His Father and to his people”

There is no one in the world so poor who dies, not understanding how rich he is”  (To the Handmaids of the Precious Blood”  …   This is an order of nuns which he founded.

Father Fitzgerald’s convictions appear to significantly contradict the claims of contemporary Bishops (and Cardinals) that the hierarchy was unaware until recent years of the danger in shuffling priests from one parish to another and in concealing the priests’ problems from those they served.  His correspondence about matters had been court sealed .  He was a prolific correspondent who wrote regularly of his frustration with and disdain for priests “who have seduced or attempted to seduce little boys or girls” His views are contained in letters and other correspondence that have been made available to National Catholic Reporter by a California law firm in February.

BishopsAccountability.org   Eberling    https://www.ncronline.org/news/accountability/bishops-were-warned-abusive-priests

Not only did the church know there were pedophiles among the priests, but the Catholic Church hierarchy had been well educated in pedophilia by Father Gerald Fitzgerald.  Documents are available which show that bishops were touring ‘Via Coeli’ , (the name given to his “little monastery” treatment center in Northern New Mexico, and sending pedophile priests there, beginning in the 1950’s.  Pictures and Records are available:


A “follow-up” letter from Pope Paul VI Vatican acknowledged a meeting with Father Gerald (see featured picture of the meeting) with the Vatican reply in part:  “… but we must also consider the needs of the church …”   re: the discussion about laicizing.  Documents “here (BishopAccountability.org) show that Via Coeli and its work with problem priests was kept secret from the parishes.”  Many priests were went to Seton Institute in Baltimore, Md.  I know that because I was an 18 year old Student Nurse there, though we weren’t told why some of them were there.  It was there also, before my time, that A.W. Richard Sipe of Boston fame, studied psychotherapy.   The ’12 step program’ and talk therapy treatment concepts defeated Father Fitzgerald’s spiritual “supernaturalizing” approach with priests.  but isn’t our Catholic religion the most supernatural power on this earth?


Via Caeli, Jamez Springs, New Mexico closed in mid to late 1980’s.  Father Gerald Fitzgerald died on June 28, 1969, while giving a retreat in Marlboro, MA


“You make a mockery of the Cross, dear Fathers, you make a mockery of our religion, you make a mockery of the daily Mass as if there is not such a thing as sin and hell.  The life of our Lord becomes – as it is in reality … not becomes, … a road block cast up by Divine mercy to try to stop millions from casting themselves into hell.  God was not bluffing when He permitted His Divine Son to be nailed to a cross.”  Father Gerald Fitzgerald                         A Prophet For The Priesthood                                                                                                                Father John A. Hardon, S.J.



Father Gerald Fitzgerald: A Prophet For The Priesthood

Excerpts From the Biography of Father Gerald by Father John A. Hardon, S.J.

INTRODUCTION: Father Gerald was a topic of conversation with myself and my husband on many occasions.  I learned so much about this Priest.  He used to visit my husbands family in Weymouth on Broad St. He would talk to the four boys and he came to dinner often.  I am blessed to have married into a family who was so close to this priest.

Aunt Marian and Uncle Ed lived next door and they had five children.  Father Gerald would go see them too.  One of their boys, young Ed, was in the Navy.  One day when Father Gerald was visiting them he said to Aunt Marian:  “Marian, you had better pray a lot for Ed today” and she said that Father had a distant look in his eyes.  She did pray.

Later, when Ed came home safely, he told of a scary occasion.  A torpedo went by the side of their ship.  They could see it.  It rocked the ship tremendously, and, kept going.  It was the same day that Father Gerald had told Marian to pray extra hard.

My husband loved Father Gerald.


In these hard time for priests, which was predicted by Father Gerald, I chose only a few  paragraphs of encouragement with the words of this priest spoken some sixty years ago to warn that the priesthood was in danger.

“Faith tells the priest that in the Blessed Sacrament is really, truly and substantially present the living Son of God in human form.  As a matter of fact, here is heaven, a veiled heaven.  Here is the actuality of a Divine Lover. Our hearts are built to love and one of the fruitful causes of defection in the priesthood, is the failure to fill up the vacuum that is created by the vow of chastity with another love.

A man is bound to love something.  He may deny it, but ordinarily that type of man who denies the necessity of love in his life, will seek the most terrible and ugly of all loves which is the love of his own ego, the love of self.

Where we have pledged ourselves not to give our hearts to creatures, at least in that most intimate and strong love that the chords of Adam draws one towards … the marriage union … we must sublimate our hearts into a love and a love that is offered us, a legitimate love for the priest’s heart is the Blessed Sacrament, Our Lord.

It is impossible to exaggrate the importance of elevating one’s affections above earthly desires and center them on Christ, present in the Eucharist, as a condition for celibate fidelity.

If a priest loves the Blessed Sacrament enough, he will sacrifice … besides other virtues … the attractiveness of human love.

When I was a young priest, I made it a practice in parish life, whenever I married a couple – I married many attractive young couples – I always would slip around afterwards to the back of the tabernacle and kiss it thanking God that He had not given my heart to a creature, but to Himself.

Implicit in this insistence on cultivating a deep personal love for Christ is a deep-seated tendency in human nature that needs to be supernaturalized.”


The book has many good thoughts for a priest, I would think.  The copy I got from Amazon has underlining and writing … which I’m guessing a priest did.  I love to get a copy like that.

A Prophet For The Priesthood                                                                                                              Father John A. Hardon, S.J.



Pope Benedict Confirms He Disciplined McCarrick, sources say

August 27, 2018  Life Site News.   Pope Emeritus Benedict has confirmed the claim that he acted during his tenure to discipline new ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarricik in response to accusations of sexual abuse, according to source who have spoken to the National Catholic  Register.

If true, the Pope Emeritus’ confirmation that he knew about McCarrick and sought to punish him lends strong weight to the claim that Pope Francis knew about McCarricks but permitted him to act freely as an emissary of the Holy See and as a ‘kingmaker’ for bishop and curial appointments in the Francis papacy.

Although Benedict reportedly cannot remember the exact nature of the punishment he imposed on McCarrick, he recalls having instructed Cardinal Bertone, his then secreteay of State to impose “measures” against the cardinal in response to the allegations against him of homosexual predation against seminaries and adolescents.

The Register has independently confirmed that the allegations against McCarrick were certainly known to Benedict, and the Pope Emeritus remembers instructing Cardinal Bertone to impose measures but cannot recall their exact nature,” the publication states in a widely overlooked passage in its original article on the scandal published on Saturday.  The Register does not reveal its sources for this information”The affirmation comes in the wake of allegations made on Saturday by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, for Apostolic Nuncio in the United States, that Pope Benedict had imposed severe severe penalties on Cardinal McCarrick years before Francis became Pope, forbidding him to say Mass in public, to participate in public meetings, to give lectures, and to travel, “dedicating himself to a life of prayer and penance.”

In his written testimony on the affair, simultaneously published by LifeSite News.com and the National Catholic Register on Saturday, Vigano says that he personally knows that Pope Francis was aware of the accusations against McCarrick, because he mentioned them to the Pontiff himself on two different occasions in 2013, shortly after his election, when Francis appeared to be probing him to see if he was an ally or an enemy of McCarrick.”

Asked, “What is Cardinal McCarrick like?” Vigano writes, “I answered him with complete frankness and, if you want, with great naivete:  “Holy Father, I don’t know if you know Cardinal McCarrick, but if you ask the congregation for Bishops, there is a dossier this thick about him. He corrupted generations of seminarians and priests and Pope Benedict ordered him to withdraw to a life of prayer and penance”

The Pope did not make the slightest comment about these very grave words of mine and did not show any expression of surprise on his face, as if he had already known the matter for some time and he immediately changed the subject.” continues Vigano.  “But then, what was the Pope’s purpose in asking me that question:  “What is Cardinal McCarrick like?  He clearly wanted to find out if I was an ally of Mcarrick or not.

Vigano states that despite Francis’ clear knowledge of McCarricks’s record of sexual abuse, McCarrick was allowed to freely travel and engage in public appearances on behalf of the Church.  He also says that McCarrick became a sort of emissary and “kingmaker” djring the Francis papacy, facilititating the rise of notoriously gay friendly clergy such as Cardinals Blase Cupich, Donald Wuerl (McCarricks successor as Archbishop of Washingtonk, and Joseph Tobin of Newark, McCarrick’s previous diocese  before his appointment to Washington as well as the sudden ascent of Bishop Ilson de Jesus Montanari as Secretary of the Congregation of Bishops and of the College of Cardinals..


The accusations which also include numerous explosivve claims about complicity by various cardinals, bishops, and curial officials are being called an “earthquake” by mainstream media, and curial officials reportedly are call it an “atomic bomb”.   Bishops and other members of the Church hierarchy are calling for an investigation of Pope Francis, who is refusing to answer questions about Vigano’s testimony.

Pope Benendict’s confirmation that he gave instructions to Vatican Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertoni to penalize McCarrick tends to confirm Bertone’s ivolvement in the case, which Vigano suspects was a cause of delays in the disciplining of the sex abuser, which did not occur until 2009 or 2010, acccording to Vigano.

I believe it (the delay ( was due to the Pope’s first collaborator at the time, Cardinal Tacisio Bertone, who notoriously favored promoting homosexuals into positions of responsibility, and was accustomed  to managing the information he thought appropriate to convey to the Pope,” writes Vigano.

Archbishop Vigano’s accusations have also been corroborated by the former first counsellar at the apostolic nunciature in Washington, D.C., Monsignor Jean-Francois Lantheaume, in an interview with Catholic  News  Agency.

In response to Vigano’s claim that Lantheaume heard the then Apostolic Nunci o Pietro Sambi  lambast Cardianla McCarrick over his sexually abusive behavior, Lantheaume told Catholic News Agency “Vigano said the truth.  That’s all”













Apocalypse tells of Rome/New Babylon Being Destroyed in One Hour: The Merchants Mourn At The Smoke of Burning


Chapter XVIII  V. 4-9 Father Kramer prophesies a nuclear destruction for only that could destroy Rome in one hour.  God warns his faithful people to get out of the city.

“And I heard another voice out of heaven saying “Come out of her my people in order that ye share not in her sins and partake of her plagues for her sins are heaped up to heaven and God hath remembered her iniquities.”

Father K:  “The sins of new Babylon (Rome) have grown to such enormities that they cry for vengeance before the throne of God.  There shall be Catholics in the doomed city up to the day of her destruction.  They are warned by their pastor.  As God sent angels to lead Lot out of Sodom, and as He warned the Jews to flee from ancient Babylon  (Jer.  LI. 6;  Zach. II. 6-8)  so He warns the true believers…

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Lipa Mediatrix Prophecy Coming True as China Militarizes on Reefs: VII Council Dislike the title ‘Mary Mediatrix’

Does China own the China Sea? Lots of trade will be eliminated. Oil!


Photo:  American plane photographing Chinese ships around militarized reef islands.

Fatima had a Third Secret, and, so did Lipa.  One we didn’t get “all of” and the other we got. Teresita of Lipa told Cardinal Vidal, who was the Archbishop of Lipa, to “Pray hard for China.  China’s dream is to invade the whole world, including the Philippines.  “Money is the evil force that will lead the people of the world to devesttation.” This was in 1948 as the Philippines were recovering from a brutal beating by the Japanese during WWII.

In 1948 Mary, at Lipa in the Philippine Islands revealed herself as “Mediatrix of All Grace”  … as she revealed herself at Lourdes as “I am the Immaculate Conception”

“The power of Mary over all the devils will especially shine forth in the latter times, when satan will lay his snares against her heel:  that is to say, her…

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Our Morning Offering – 25 August – The Memorial of St Louis IX – King of France


Our Morning Offering – 25 August – The Memorial of St Louis IX – King of France

Prayer inspired by St. Louis’ Last Instructions
to his Eldest Son, Philip (Perhaps Philip prayed thus)

O God, we love You.
We want to do nothing to displease You.
If we have troubles, let us thank You.
If we don’t, we also humbly thank You.
Let us look for ways to grow closer to You,
whether in Confession, prayer, or at Mass.
Let us open our hearts to afflicted people
and do what we can to comfort them.
Let us look for ways to improve our society.
Thank You for friends who help us bear
our burdens and help us grow in holiness.
Let us turn away from gossip or swearing.
Let us always do what is right for those
we serve and promote peace among our neighbours.
Let us be quick to…

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