Priest’s sex with teenage boy was ‘consensual’ says Vatican


In the latest twist to a probe into alleged sexual abuse of boys and young men by Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, Church Militant claims the Vatican has decided that an altar boy aged 16 had approached the priest in New York’s St Patrick’s Cathedral in 1972 to solicit sex.

Although the allegation of abuse by the former altar boy was found to be credible by the Archdiocese of New York, the Vatican disagrees.

Church Militant’s Michael Voris, said in a video report:

The Vatican is attempting to recast the molestation as somehow ‘consensual sex’.

Voris also pointed out that this echoes a notion promoted by Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) meeting in November, that consensual homosexual sex involving priests with young men is somehow not all that egregious.

The Vatican’s apparent attempt to discredit and downplay the charges against McCarrick raises a “big red flag,” said Voris, who asserted:

The Vatican is more concerned with cover-up than the truth. Many are thinking that all of this is just one huge smoke screen.

He added:

Rome has no real concern about this issue, too easily adopts a ‘blame the victim approach,’ and is content to treat this scandal as just an ‘American thing’ that will be forgotten soon enough.

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