Archbishop Theodore McCarrick

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Pilgrims from China at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on April 5, 2016.

Archbishop McCarrick’s unofficial role in Vatican-China relations

Over 20 years, Archbishop McCarrick traveled to China on at least eight occasions, sometimes staying in a state-controlled Beijing seminary,... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo. CNA file photo.

Cardinal DiNardo and USCCB officials to meet with Pope Francis

The director of the Vatican’s press office has confirmed that Pope Francis will meet with the president of the U.S.... Read more

Pope Francis at a General Audience in Rome, June 2018.

What Pope Francis can clarify about the Vigano testimony- and what he can't

It has been more than two weeks since Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò released his 11-page testimony about the McCarrick scandal.... Read more

Archbishop Theodore McCarrick.

Commentary: Red flags, abuse, and the final judgment

Christ tells us to recognize the false prophets, the ones who are secretly ravenous wolves longing to eat His people... Read more

Bishop Paul Bootkoski.

Bootkoski claims at odds with NY Times McCarrick abuse report

Bishop Emeritus Paul Bootkoski of Metuchen said last week that claims of abuse against then-Cardinal McCarrick made to his diocese... Read more

Archbishop Theodore McCarrick.

Despite McCarrick abuse claims, State Department leaves questions unanswered

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick made several overseas trips with the U.S. State Department, including some documented on Wikileaks, but a... Read more

Archbishop Carlo Vigano.

Benedict, Viganò, Francis, and McCarrick: Where things stand on nuncio’s allegations

On its face, the arc of Archbishop Viganò’s story is straightforward.  Read more

Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark moderates a panel at the 2018 World Meeting of Families.

Cardinal Tobin reportedly declined to investigate McCarrick misconduct rumors

Cardinal Joseph Tobin told a journalist Friday that he heard rumors shortly after his 2017 arrival in the Archdiocese of... Read more

Jim Towey, president of Ave Maria University. Photo courtesy of Ave Maria University.

Ave Maria president amends statement denouncing 'defiance' of pope

One day after issuing a statement denouncing what he called the 'defiance' of Pope Francis by “so-called conservative Catholics”, the... Read more

Pope Francis greets Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Oct. 27, 2017.

The Viganò report, and what Wuerl didn’t know

On Aug. 25, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò released a 11-page “testimony” which made specific allegations against a number of high-ranking... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin speaks in Rome, Sept. 28, 2017.

For Parolin, Viganò's allegations about the pope 'not at all worrying'

In comments on the testimony of a former nuncio to the United States alleging sex abuse cover-up by the pope... Read more

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano.

US bishops continue to respond to Viganò testimony

Since Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler first responded Saturday to the former US nuncio's testimony which alleged sex abuse cover-up... Read more

Archbishop Theodore McCarrick at St. Peter's Basilica.

Seminarians were McCarrick aides amid abuse investigation

The Archdiocese of Washington has confirmed that seminarians were permitted to serve as assistants to Archbishop Theodore McCarrick while the... Read more

Ave Maria University.

Ave Maria president denounces 'defiance' of pope by 'conservative Catholics'

Jim Towey, president of Ave Maria University, said Wednesday that he unhesitatingly supports Pope Francis, in the wake of Archbishop... Read more

Archbishop Georg Gänswein.

Gänswein: Benedict did not 'confirm' Vigano testimony

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s personal secretary said Tuesday that the former pope has not commented on a testimony released Saturday... Read more

Archbishop Theodore McCarrick at the Vatican, March 11, 2013

Where did retired McCarrick live after alleged Vatican sanctions?

The Archdiocese of Washington has declined to confirm new details about the post-retirement living arrangements of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, and... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston.

DiNardo calls for conclusive answers to questions raised by Viganò's testimony

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, reaffirmed Monday the need for a “prompt and thorough... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl. CNA file photo

Wuerl denies he was informed of Vatican restrictions on McCarrick

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington has denied a report that he was informed about restrictions apparently placed by the Vatican... Read more

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò.

Ex-nuncio accuses Pope Francis of failing to act on McCarrick's abuse reports

In an 11-page written testament, a former apostolic nuncio to the United States has accused several senior prelates of complicity... Read more

Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego. CNA file photo

Questions raised about McElroy's response to 2016 McCarrick allegations

The Bishop of San Diego has explained why he did not respond to a 2016 letter alleging sexual misconduct on... Read more