Archbishop Theodore McCarrick

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Coats of arms on display in the Cathedral of St. Matthew, Washington, after the removal of the arms of Theodore McCarrick.

Gregory orders McCarrick's coat of arms removed from Washington cathedral

A display in the cathedral has now been altered so that there is no gap between the arms of current... Read more

Theodore McCarrick.

McCarrick: Foundation ‘irresponsible’ to question controversial Vatican grant

McCarrick made the intervention in December 2017, after objections were raised to the Vatican’s request of $25 million from the... Read more

Theodore McCarrick.

‘No one ever talked about McCarrick and the boys’

A man claiming to be a former child victim of Theodore McCarrick has written an open essay in response to... Read more

President's Hall, Seton Hall University.

McCarrick created 'culture of fear and intimidation,' Seton Hall review finds

Disgraced former cardinal Theodore McCarrick created a “culture of fear and intimidation” at the Seton Hall University seminary, according to... Read more

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick before his laicization.

Disgraced ex-cardinal ‘Mr. McCarrick’ remains at Kansas friary, one year later

One year after credible allegations of sex abuse of a minor led to his public disgrace, the 88-year-old Theodore McCarrick... Read more

Theodore McCarrick.

Priest says McCarrick admitted sharing bed with seminarians in letter to Vatican official

A former priest-secretary to Theodore McCarrick has issued a report that claims to contain excerpted quotes from correspondence between the... Read more

Demonstrators from Georgetown University outside the 2018 USCCB Fall General Assembly in Baltimore.

Hoya no more: Georgetown rescinds McCarrick's honorary degree

Georgetown University announced on Tuesday that it would rescind the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters the school conferred on disgraced... Read more

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

Analysis: After McCarrick sex abuse verdict, money and power questions remain

McCarrick’s laicization answers few of the questions raised by his case, the most pressing of which being how a man... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston addresses the USCCB autumn General Assembly in Baltimore, Nov. 12, 2018. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

U.S. bishops react to McCarrick laicization

Bishops from across the United States have reacted to the news that Theodore McCarrick has been found guilty of sexual... Read more

Archbishop Theodore McCarrick at St. Peter's Basilica.

What does it mean to be laicized, defrocked, or dismissed from the clerical state?

Archbishop Theodore McCarrick was laicized this week, after he was found guilty of sexual abuse and other canonical crimes.  Read more

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

McCarrick labeled 'permanently removed from ministry' in list of accused clergy

The Archdiocese of Newark released a list of names of credibly accused clergy on Wednesday, including disgraced former archbishop of... Read more

Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, New Jersey.

New Jersey dioceses launch fund for abuse survivors

The five Roman Catholic dioceses of New Jersey announced on Monday the creation of the Independent Victim Compensation Program (IVCP)... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, March 14, 2018.

Analysis: Archbishop McCarrick, Bishop Zanchetta, Pope Francis, and the Vatican abuse summit

A long-awaited summit on sexual abuse will take place at the Vatican two weeks from now.  Read more

St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, at sunset.

Getting to February: The decisions that could shape the pope's summit

Before the pope's summit on abuse next month, Rome must navigate two other events which could do much to frame... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl. CNA file photo

‘Unfathomable’ Wuerl forgot allegations, Ciolek says

The man who made a 2004 accusation of misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick said Wednesday he is in disbelief after... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Administrator of the Archdioce of Washington, D.C.

Analysis: The fall of Cardinal Wuerl

It now looks clear that Wuerl’s mandate to lead, and whatever was left of his legacy as a reformer, are... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

Wuerl denies prior denials denied knowledge of McCarrick seminarian abuse

Cardinal Donald Wuerl told Washington, DC priests Saturday that he appropriately handled a 2004 allegation of misconduct against Archbishop Theodore... Read more

Archbishop Carlo Vigano.

Vigano to McCarrick: Repent, for the sake of your soul

A former papal representative to the U.S. has written an open letter to Archbishop Theodore McCarrick that urges the archbishop... Read more

Catholics attending Mass. Stock photo/Shutterstock

U.S. Catholics losing trust in clergy, survey finds

Trust in the clergy has declined sharply over the last year, a new Gallup poll shows. Only 31 percent of... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

Wuerl knew McCarrick abuse allegations in 2004

An allegation of misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick was reported to Cardinal Donald Wuerl in 2004, despite Wuerl’s insistence he... Read more