Quiet on Cover-Ups

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by Nicholas Wylie  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  October 27, 2022   

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The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will vote next month to decide its new president and vice president.

Here to tell us more about whom the modernist bishop group may put in charge is Church Militant's Nick Wylie.

One cover-up bishop is seen as the likely favorite to win the lead position at the Baltimore meeting.

In tonight's In-Depth Report, we discuss the scandals of the head of the archdiocese for the military services.

Abp. Timothy Broglio, archdiocese of the military services, USA: "My first words are of gratitude to the members of the administrative committee, who granted me the opportunity to address you once again about a pastoral problem that affects all of us."

The Pillar recently identified Abp. Timothy Broglio as the frontrunner for the presidential role at the USCCB. 

Broglio currently serves as the conference secretary in addition to leading the archdiocese for the military services in the United States.

Broglio succeeded scandal-ridden Cdl. Edwin O'Brien in 2007.

Michael Voris, S.T.B.: "When O'Brien visited New York from Rome to do confirmations, he'd be picked up at the airport by Keith Crist, a gay-for-pay prostitute associated with Fr. Peter Miqueli."

O'Brien was reportedly the ringleader of a homosexual cabal with major influence in the archdiocese of New York.

O'Brien boasted only two cases of clergy sex abuse happened in the military archdiocese in the 52-year period of the John Jay study.

But Gene Gomulka, a former military chaplain and supervisor of chaplains, reported five cases himself in just three years. 

Gene Gomulka, former military chaplain: "He said two cases in the entire history of the military archdiocese. Now hold it. How could I have dealt with five cases just in the Marine Corps?”

Broglio seems to be following in the cover-up footsteps of O'Brien, albeit with greater stealth. 

Gomulka sent a letter to Broglio in 2019 detailing O'Brien's cover-up for Fr. John Lee.

In a response letter two months later, the archbishop sided with O'Brien's false narrative of Fr. Lee's cases.

Broglio claims Gomulka only reported Lee's "probable homosexual orientation."

Gomulka, in 2002, actually reported Lee had, at the time, a live-in boyfriend and needed to be investigated.

Fr. Lee was later arrested in 2007 for sexual abuse. He is now serving 30 years in prison for distributing child pornography. 

Abp. Gregory Aymond, archdiocese of New Orleans: "Brian Highfill has been added to the list of clergy removed from ministry because of a sexual abuse of a minor."

Archbishop Broglio was also called out for reportedly failing to tell the archdiocese of New Orleans about accusations against abuser priest Fr. Brian Highfill.

Broglio reportedly told New Orleans in 2018 that there was nothing suspicious in Highfill's file.

This was after the military archdiocese learned of an accusation against Highfill in 2016.

Faithful Catholics are questioning how serious the bishops are about putting an end to abuse if they can elect a man with a cover-up past.

Broglio served as personal secretary to Cdl. Angelo Sodano, who reportedly helped defend and enable many high-ranking clergymen accused of abuse.

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