CLEVELAND, OH – Cardinal Theodore McCarrick started having sex with James Grein when the boy was 11 years of age. He didn’t stop for the next 18 years. Grein is now an adult and in interviews admits he had no idea what to say to a family whose leadership told him to trust the Catholic priest as being a Godly man; and who had made the unindicted sexual predator a member of their family.
McCarrick lied to Pope John Paul II or “the Holy See” of the Catholic church about his relationship with Grein and every other boy who’d trusted him. When the Pope learned of credible accusations, despite knowing McCarrick had been accused often, he acted to remove him from the position he had appointed him to as the Archbishop of Washington, D.C. The Holy See had been deceived.
That’s the essence of the 461-page detailed “Report on the Holy See’s institutional knowledge and decision-making related to former Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick” from 1930 until 2017. The report’s title expresses its intent to focus on the “institutional knowledge” Pope John Paul II and past pope’s specifically had in writing about homosexual predator McCarrick’s infiltration of Catholic families to gain access to their juvenile sons.
The Holy See, John Paul II, was cleared. He, personally, did not possess any written “institutional knowledge” of the falsity of McCarrick’s claim that he’d never had sex with anyone in his life. McCarrick had only been devoted to God instead of his dick. That’s what John Paul II the Great believed. His “Greatness” according to the 461 page report is intact.
If he makes it to his birthday on July 7, 2021 McCarrick will be 91 having been born in 1930. According to the Vatican’s report he’s lived a long life of lies as he faces criminal charges for his sins of the past in the State of Massachussetts this late in the “life game.” He’s charged with three counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14.
A spiritual friend who’s sat with dying people has watched them relive their entire lives in their last moments. Every joy, every shame and every horror is relived in those final days, hours, minutes and seconds. The unfaithful McCarrick will get to see his lies and deceptions all over again. As a priest McCarrick should have administered the “last rites” at the bedsides of hundreds of dying Catholics. He knows.
Pope John Paul II is dead and the Vatican’s report seemed to focus only on clearing the idea that he knew and did nothing about the sexually-depraved abuses Bishops, Cardinals and priests committed against the Catholic faithful during his papacy from 1978 until his death in 2005. For 461 pages not a word of the report released on November 10, 2020 addresses the 1000 cases of child molestation Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro investigated; or the 496 Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Brian Corrigan sealed at the request of ex-prosecuting attorney William D. Mason. The Pennsylvania Catholic priest who trained K-12 aged boys for oral sex didn’t have to worry.
The Vatican’s white wash also ignores the sex crimes hidden with the aid of religiously-loyal Catholic judges, prosecutors and law enforcement officers like those in Cuyahoga County. Instead of removing the offending Catholic officials from the church, Holy Sees like John Paul II reassigned them to other parrishes and dioceses … globally.
In his 887 report, Shaprio in July 2018 presented evidence to the Pennsylvania grand jury of offenses associated with over 1000 sex crimes in the state. Over 331 living and dead Catholic officials were identified as sex criminals. Grein and his attorney have led the way in filing civil claims against the Catholic church and demanding an apology from the conceal-minded bishops.
By focusing exclusively on one Catholic church priest “sinner,” and not the thousands of them across the Catholic kingdom, the report ignored all the unreported crimes Catholic officials committed and then concealed under “church law.”
The Cleveland Diocese’s latest Bishop, Edward Malesic, is one who’s been reassigned from a troubled diocese in Pennsylvania. Greensburg. Malesic spent his entire career in Pennsylvania from his ordination on May 30, 1987 until July 16, 2020 when he was reassigned out of Pennsylvania to Cleveland. He was installed over the Cleveland Diocese on September 14, 2020.
Malesic’s transfer to Cleveland came within one month of his being sued along with Cardinal Donald Wuerl on June 22, 2020. The suit alleged that Rev. Joseph L. Sredzinski, who served in Fayette County and died in 2015, sexually abused him beginning in 1991, when he was 11 years old, until he was 17. Malesic will have to answer in court for his alleged role in the sex crime’s concealment, but he’ll do it from Cleveland under the protective arms of Irish Catholic Prosecuting Attorney Michael O’Malley.
O’Malley was Mason’s #2 when he asked Corrigan to seal the 496 Cleveland Diocese sex cases. Mason then went on to maliciously prosecute Protestant Christians, Muslims and Jews for the same crimes he’d aided Catholics in hiding. Their “caste-like” acts obstructed the justice Catholic victims and their families sought.
When he arrived in Cleveland to replace Bishop Richard Lennon in 2016, Bishop Nelson Perez released the names of 51 local Catholic officials in 2018 who’d been confirmed as sexual predators by the church, but whose identities and crimes had been sealed by Corrigan and Mason. Perez did not ask the Court of Common Pleas to identify all 496 names Corrigan ordered sealed at Mason’s request.
445 Catholic sex offender names are still concealed. Perez wasn’t from the Cleveland area so he might not have known about the local politics Mason and Corrigan engaged in that made John Paul II look dirty. Malesic, once he learns of the local Catholic conspiracy should publicly seek to undo it.
It won’t make up for his handling of Father Joseph E. Bonafed in his “church law” investigation that cleared him after 28 years of child abuse allegations.