Behind Ted McCarrick’s fall: the wrong kind of ‘openness’
by Chad Pecknold
The Roman Catholic Church is sometimes viewed as an impenetrable fortress. To many liberals, that’s exactly the problem.
The church, they think, needs to come of age, modernize its teachings and accommodate itself to the sexual revolution that has been roiling the West since the 1960s.
Yet those who want a church “open to the world” must face an inconvenient truth: Theodore “Uncle Ted” McCarrick championed just this kind for openness. And this emblem of openness, this man who caused so much pain to underage boys and young seminarians under his authority, will be laicized, likely Saturday.