Old Mother Hubbard

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by William Mahoney, Ph.D.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  April 1, 2022   

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Ticked he wasn't made a cardinal, an apostolic nuncio exacted revenge on the United States in the 1970s. Nuncio from 1973 to 1980, Abp. Jean Jadot is reported to have said he would "inflict" Howard Hubbard on America by making him bishop.

In tonight's In-Depth Report, Church Militant's William Mahoney looks at Hubbard and his destructive legacy.

Jeff Anderson: "Howard Hubbard is a serial predator that enjoyed a position of power and trust over priests and parishioners for decades."

Attorney Jeff Anderson minced no words when speaking in August about Albany's retired ordinary, Bp. Howard Hubbard.

Anderson explained Hubbard operated exactly like disgraced homosexual pederast, now-defrocked ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

New York State's Child Victims Act opened the door for an onslaught of lawsuits, which led four of New York State's eight dioceses to file for bankruptcy.

Bp. John Barres, diocese of Rockville Centre: "We believe that the process of Chapter 11 offers the only way to ensure a fair and equitable outcome for everyone involved."

In July, Anderson presented on the aftermath of the abuse suits for all New York's dioceses, including Albany, under Hubbard.

Jeff Anderson: "He's been named as an offender under the Child Victims Act in eight separate cases. We also know that he employed dangerously reckless practices while the bishop."

Albany was a predator's playground under Hubbard, who became bishop in 1977.

Bp. Howard Hubbard: "At the time that I was named in 1977, I was the youngest bishop in the country."

After nearly 40 years of reckless behavior, Hubbard retired in 2014 as the diocese's longest-reigning bishop.

In the wake of an abuse allegation against him in 2004, Bp. Hubbard spent tons of diocesan funds on a high-powered federal investigator, who happened to find him innocent.

Bp. Howard Hubbard: "If there is a credible allegation of even one incident of clergy sexual misconduct, then that person is automatically removed from ministry, permanently."

In 1995, an Albany priest, Fr. John Minkler, wrote to New York's metropolitan, Cdl. John O'Connor, about many reports regarding Hubbard's homosexual lifestyle.

Minkler included a deacon who lived at the cathedral with the bishop. That deacon reported Hubbard never offered public or private Mass unless scheduled, was extremely secretive and would go out dressed in cut-off shorts and tank tops only to return very late at night.

Father Minkler was found dead in his home in 2004. He had met with Bp. Hubbard just a few days before his sudden death. Though Fr. Minkler's death was ruled a suicide, many Catholics remain suspicious. 

In 2015, homosexualist Jesuit James Martin tweeted a picture of himself with Hubbard. Martin wrote, "I saw another of my heroes last night at St. Patrick's: the great and kind emeritus bishop of Albany — Howard Hubbard."

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