sent to EWTN years before Wuerl was to be transferred to DC. There-
fore, it was sent years before he was elevated to the College of Cardinals.
This shows that Wuerl's corruption was already known, yet nobody did
anything to stop it. Wuerl was elevated instead of disciplined, as if to
have been rewarded for his viciousness.
This teaches an important point:
The scandals of the church, as expert witness and author Richard Sipe
illustrated, started at the top. In the Fr. James Torquato Retaliations, we
have a case in point where the cover-ups of the Vatican II church were
sustained by imposing fear upon the victims, advocates, and especially
whistle-blowers of any priest. The laity feared being bullied by the
abusive bishops and priests. They feared undergoing what a few of
us were forced to endure during the Torquato Retaliations.
Fear of Retaliation: The Motive for Silence
As a note, the papal nuncio was contacted during the first phase of the
Torquato Retaliations, and he said that he would do no more than con-
tact Donald Wuerl about it. It was equivalent to contacting the fox al-
ready in the chicken coup. Almost immediately after I contacted the
Papal Nuncio, the apartment bldg intrusion occurred, and the hunt for
Torquato's accuser ratcheted up a bit. I remember every place
where I was hiding the guy. Torquato and Wuerl put him through
a lot of trauma. No peace from Donald Wuerl.
Being an object of church retaliation during the tenure of John Paul II
meant that you were entirely unprotected, unless someone in secular
law enforcement or civil law would reach out to help you, and not
look the other way. The letter below is proof that the EWTN TV
network looked the other way, in the sin of cowardice, negating its
purpose for being on air. Such a thing was a sin of cooperation.
For the narration about the matter of Wuerl's cover-up of his former
For the record, this letter was an untold insult, being that it admitted
people in a position to give tremendous help ended up giving zero
help when it was needed.