New York Seminary ‘Had to Hide Handsome Ones’ when McCarrick Visited: Priests

In the early 1970s, Father Theodore McCarrick’s predilection for young men was allegedly so well known that members of a New York seminary joked they had to “hide the handsome ones” when he visited.  More priests have come forward to give Catholic News Agency (CNA) this and other evidence of ex-Cardinal McCarrick’s reputation for inappropriate behavior towards seminarians and young priests. In addition, they have reported that a homosexual network of priests and seminarians are still active in contemporary Newark. Ted McCarrick served as the Archbishop of Newark from 1986 to 2000.  A male religious who was at the New York seminary in the 1970s told CNA that the staff frankly discussed McCarrick’s attraction to young men.

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