Media outlets have picked up on this, stunned of the revelation that “everyone knew” about Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s misdeeds:
Lopes, the bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, said that McCarrick frequently visited his former seminary for nefarious purposes that were commonly understood by all who served there.
“Because as one of the youngest bishops in the conference, you do get an interesting perspective, like, for the fact that I was a seminarian when Theodore McCarrick was named archbishop of Newark. And he would visit the seminary often, and we all knew,” he said.
The Catholic Herald UK reports:
In a homily delivered on Sunday 19 August, Bishop Lopes said that one kind of response to the McCarrick revelations was “not good enough. It’s the parade of cardinals and bishops who have rushed to the television cameras, clutching their pectoral crosses, saying, ‘I knew nothing.’
“I don’t believe it, and I am one of them.”