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Pope John Paul II at prayer in 1991.

Polish Catholic university defends St. John Paul II against ‘slander’ in wake of McCarrick Report

A Polish Catholic university rejected Saturday claims that St. John Paul II failed to combat clerical abuse.  Read more

Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta.

Archbishop Gregory calls for 'transparency and contrition' after McCarrick Report

Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington, D.C., called for transparency after the Vatican’s release of the McCarrick Report last week.  Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl. CNA file photo

McCarrick Report at odds with Cardinal Wuerl’s claims of ignorance 

The McCarrick Report sheds new light on when former Archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, knew of allegations made against... Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference, pictured Jan. 15, 2018.

McCarrick Report: St. John Paul II was deceived about ex-cardinal, says Polish archbishop

The McCarrick Report showed that St. John Paul II was deceived about the disgraced ex-cardinal, the president of the Polish... Read more

Theodore McCarrick.

Did McCarrick use charitable fund to settle abuse claim?

The McCarrick Report notes that McCarrick contributed thousands of dollars to settle an abuse claim, with the money likely coming... Read more

CNA file photo.

'We need to look this evil in the eye' - Clergy abuse survivors respond to McCarrick Report

After the Nov. 10 release of the Vatican’s McCarrick Report, some survivors of clerical abuse told CNA they remain skeptical... Read more

A former KGB prison in Vilnius, Lithuania.

The McCarrick Report's provocative tale of a KGB encounter, and an FBI request

An undercover KGB agent tried to befriend ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick in the early 1980s, prompting the FBI to ask the... Read more

Theodore McCarrick.

McCarrick Report: When one mother had to speak up

In the early 1970s, a New York family met a priest. He came to dinner, he came to birthday parties.... Read more

Then-cardinal Theodore McCarrick at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, April 2005. Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images

McCarrick Report: American Catholics urge ‘truth and transparency’

The release of the McCarrick Report Tuesday has been given a cautious welcome by lay American Catholics, who urged continued... Read more

Theodore McCarrick.

McCarrick Report: What Cardinal O’Connor said in 1999

The Vatican’s report on Theodore McCarrick released Tuesday includes a letter written by an American cardinal in 1999, who objected... Read more

Theodore McCarrick, at the North American College April 5, 2005, ahead of a papal conclave after the death of John Paul II.

JPII biographer says 'pathological' McCarrick 'lied to’ the pope

George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a biographer of St. John Paul II, told... Read more

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

McCarrick Report: Catholics ‘shocked, saddened, scandalized and angered,’ US bishops say

The Catholic bishops of the United States expressed their renewed desire for healing Tuesday, following the Vatican’s release of a... Read more

Theodore McCarrick talks with other church leaders at the Spring meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops June 15, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois.

McCarrick Report: Vatican details McCarrick's career and decades of sexual misconduct

The Vatican’s Secretariat of State published Tuesday a report on Theodore McCarrick, saying that the Holy See had received inaccurate... Read more

Theodore McCarrick before his laicization.

McCarrick Report: What to know before it's released - A CNA Explainer 

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, the Vatican’s Secretariat of State will release a report on its two-year investigation into the career... Read more

Bishops pray during the Fall General Assembly of the USCCB.

Analysis: After McCarrick report, US bishops have Zoom meeting

While the USCCB have several items of business at a meeting this month, it is likely to be what’s said... Read more

Members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops gather for their Fall Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland on Nov. 11, 2019.

USCCB set to convene virtual assembly six days after McCarrick report

The Fall General Assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will be held in two live-streamed sessions on... Read more

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

Vatican announces publication date of long-awaited ‘McCarrick Report’

The Vatican announced Friday that the long-awaited report on the disgraced former cardinal Theodore McCarrick will be released next week.   Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

'McCarrick Report' could be 'black-eye' for Church, Cardinal Dolan says

The Archbishop of New York said Thursday that a long-awaited Vatican report on the career of former cardinal Theodore McCarrick... Read more

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick arrives at the Vatican on March 5, 2013.

McCarrick report due for release next week

The Vatican’s long-awaited report on the career of former cardinal Theodore McCarrick is set to be released early next week,... Read more