Ex-Cardinal McCarrick’s most well-known abuse victim responds to laicization (full statement)

LifeSiteNews | 2/16/2019 | Staff
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ROME, February 16, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Following today’s news that the Vatican has laicized disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, for crimes against minors and adults, Mr. James Grein — McCarrick’s most well-known victim – has issued the following statement through this lawyer.

Mr. Grein, who was sexually abused by Theodore McCarrick from age 11, bravely came forward in July to tell his story in a New York Times article, revealing only his first name. Then in November, James, now in his 60s, spoke at a rally outside the USCCB fall meeting in Baltimore, revealing his full name. The Vatican sought Mr. Grein’s testimony, which was vital to the verdict as McCarrick sexually abused him during Confession — a particularly grave crime according to canon law.

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For years I have suffered, as many others have, at the hands of Theodore McCarrick. It is with profound sadness that I have had to participate in the canonical trial of my abuser. Nothing can give me back my childhood and I have not taken any pleasure in testifying or discussing what happened to me. There are no winners here. With that said, Today I am happy that the Pope believed me. I am hopeful now I can pass through my anger for the last time. I hope that Cardinal McCarrick will...
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