Mr. Crary's Nov.16 article about the national meeting of American Catholic bishops spoke of ex-Cardinal McCarrick's sexual "misconduct". Misconduct should not have been used to describe McCarrick's criminal sexual abuse of children and young men. There is a significant difference in the meanings and seriousness of both terms in the eyes of the law.

Cardinal McCarrick is reported as a serial sexual abuser which goes far beyond misconduct. Mr. Crary, as a professional writer, should have known better, as should have his editors.

Geoff Gilbert


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