Truth revealed about Cardinal Wuerl

Post Gazette
October 07, 2018

Time and time again, defenders of Cardinal Donald Wuerl trot out the case of one pedophile priest to portray Cardinal Wuerl as some kind of hero. I for one am grateful that, finally, Cardinal Wuerl’s purported halo is now fading (Sept. 28, “Pittsburgh Colleagues Stunned by Wuerl’s Turn of Fate”).

Yes, years ago, while in Pittsburgh, Cardinal Wuerl took action against a credibly accused child-molesting cleric. Then, he relentlessly and skillfully spun that one step into a golden reputation.

The truth is that Cardinal Wuerl has hidden abuse just like his colleagues, only he has done so more shrewdly. And thanks to Pennsylvania’s archaic laws that deny victims a chance to expose wrongdoers in court, he’s gotten away with it.


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