A “blast from the past”: Abp. “Uncle Ted” McCarrick on his “nephews”

[A “blast from the past”: Abp. “Uncle Ted” McCarrick on his “nephews”]

In this case he calls himself  “a familiy man” and them his “sons”; hat-tip to Canon212: “CREEPY UNCLE TED AT 50TH ANNIV. MASS: ‘I TRIED TO GET TO KNOW EACH OF MY SEMINARIANS PERSONALLY BEFORE I ORDAINED THEM’” – With his own version of Jus primae noctis (Right of the first night)? – “A supposed legal right in medieval Europe, allowing feudal lords to have sexual relations with subordinate women, in particular, on their wedding nights” – Wikipedia

From: Cardinal McCarrick to celebrate 50th anniversary as priest (Washington Archdiocesan Catholic Standard – Thursday, May 29, 2008)

As he marks his 50th anniversary as a priest this Saturday, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick remains at heart a family man.

On May 31, the exact date he was ordained a priest 50 years ago, Cardinal McCarrick will celebrate a 5:15 p.m. Mass of Thanksgiving at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception …

And joining Cardinal McCarrick at the Mass will be many men that he calls his “sons” – the priests and bishops he has ordained over the years and remains close with. Since being ordained a bishop 31 years ago, he has ordained more than 320 priests and 12 bishops.

“One of the reasons the Lord has blessed us with vocations is, we all realize we’re a family,” he said, adding that he always tried to get to know each of his seminarians personally before he ordained them.

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