As noted in The National Catholic Register, on the same day Pope Francis broke his eight-month silence on the issue by proclaiming that he had no knowledge of McCarrick’s proclivities or of the restrictions placed on McCarrick by Pope St. John Paul II, McCarrick’s former secretary published excerpts of numerous correspondence showing that many in the Vatican had actual or constructive knowledge of both. Including Wuerl. By McCarrick’s own hand.
While Fr. Martin has carefully cultivated an image of “I’m just a nice loving priest standing up for the marginalized Catholics”, his vanity makes it difficult for him to hide behind this mask for long and we occasionally get a fleeting glimpse of the inner man: arrogant, immodest, superior, vain, and smugly self-important, particularly evident in the way he openly taunts faithful Catholics.