Archbishop Theodore McCarrick

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Cardinal Sean O'Malley.

Cardinal O’Malley apologizes for missed letter on McCarrick allegations

Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston has issued an apology for not seeing a 2015 letter to his office, which detailed... Read more

Bishop Robert Morlino. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Madison

Bishop Morlino: 'Homosexual subculture' is source of 'devastation' in the Church

In response to recent sexual abuse crises, the Bishop of Madison, Wisconsin, has said that the Catholic Church must renew... Read more

Archbishop Theodore McCarrick.

New allegations surface regarding Archbishop McCarrick and Newark priests

Recent allegations against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick include reports that he made sexual advances toward seminarians during his tenure as... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

‘What do you want to know?’ The Catholic reaction to bishops and sexual abuse

Among the sexual abusers mentioned in the Aug. 14 Pennsylvania grand jury report, one priest merits particular attention.  Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo. CNA file photo.

US bishops invite Vatican investigation into McCarrick scandal

 The U.S. bishops’ conference called for a Vatican-led investigation into allegations of sexual abuse and cover-ups surrounding Archbishop Theodore McCarrick,... Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver.

Denver archbishop reflects on McCarrick abuse crisis

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver issued a letter to the archdiocese on Monday, offering practical advice on and spiritual insights... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C.

Cardinal Wuerl lays out plan for lay involvement in bishops' accountability

Cardinal Donald Wuerl has laid out his vision for lay participation in new oversight structures as part of the ongoing... Read more

Archbishop Theodore McCarrick.

Abuse accusations bring scrutiny for McCarrick's charity fund

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s roles included service on the boards of at least two foundations that gave over $500,000 combined... Read more

Bishop James Checchio of Metuchen.

NJ bishop: Independent avenue for reporting abuse is needed

In light of a scandal involving one of its former bishops, Theodore McCarrick, the Diocese of Metuchen is working to... Read more

A bishop's skullcap.

Young Catholics release open letter on McCarrick, call for investigation

A group of young Catholic writers, intellectuals, and activists released an open letter Aug. 8 calling for an independent investigation... Read more

University of Notre Dame.

Notre Dame will not rescind McCarrick's honorary degree- for now

The University of Notre Dame announced that it will not rescind the honorary degree conferred upon Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, whose... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

Wuerl calls for spiritual and moral renewal in response to McCarrick scandal

Cardinal Donald Wuerl said Friday that the Church must confirm its commitment to support the survivors of clerical sexual abuse... Read more

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNArdo, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Cardinal DiNardo: 'Grave moral failures of judgment' about McCarrick allegations

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo has issued a strongly worded statement addressing the “grievous moral failure” in the Church revealed by... Read more

Archbishop Emeritus of Washington Theodore McCarrick.

What might happen for McCarrick, and for the Church in the US

The 2014 movie “Calvary” is a reflection on mercy, sacrifice, and the difficulties that the sexual abuse crises of recent... Read more

Bishop Edward Scharfenberger of Albany. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Albany.

Albany bishop: Clerical sex abuse a 'profoundly spiritual crisis'

Bishop Edward Scharfenberger of Albany wrote to the clerics of his local Church Sunday, saying that abuse of authority and... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

Wuerl was not informed about McCarrick settlements, DC letter claims

A letter sent this week to priests of the Archdiocese of Washington claims that Cardinal Donald Wuerl did not know... Read more

Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick met with religious leaders in the CAR to discuss possible solutions to end recent violence.

Cardinal McCarrick visits Central African Republic, promotes peace

Despite the violence currently plaguing the Central African Republic, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick believes the country can recover if it abandons... Read more