From Savile to Sandusky to Epstein to – yes – McCarrick, it has become something of a cliché to say we need to stop thinking in terms of ‘bad apples’, and instead turn our attention to defective ‘barrels’. Rotten apples, we’re assured, are symptoms rather than the root cause. Our real problems are ones of coopering, not horticulture.
McCarricks don’t just happen out of nowhere. Men like Spellman, Cooke and Bransfield have their own parts to play…..
Praise the Lord