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Theodore McCarrick arrives at Dedham District Court on Friday morning, Sept. 3 for his 9 a.m. arraignment

Report: Hundreds of sex abuse lawsuits filed against New Jersey Catholic priests during 2-year window

Dec 3, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

At least 820 sex abuse lawsuits have been filed against New Jersey’s Catholic dioceses and religious orders in the past... Read more

Theodore McCarrick outside Dedham District Court, Friday, Sept. 4, 2021.

Former priest files new sexual abuse lawsuit against Theodore McCarrick

Nov 23, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

A former Catholic priest who has previously alleged that ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick sexually abused him when he was a seminarian... Read more

Theodore McCarrick outside Dedham District Court, Friday, Sept. 4, 2021.

Judge: Newark archdiocese can be held liable for McCarrick's misconduct

Oct 1, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A New Jersey federal judge ruled this week that the Archdiocese of Newark can be held financially responsible for the... Read more

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick arrives at Massachusetts' Dedham District Courthouse for his arraignment, Sept. 3, 2021.

Theodore McCarrick faces new sex abuse lawsuit in New Jersey

Sep 16, 2021

By Christine Rousselle, Matt Hadro

Three sex abuse lawsuits, including one naming disgraced former archbishop Theodore McCarrick as the alleged abuser, were filed on Thursday,... Read more

Cardinal Wilton Gregory receives the red hat from Pope Francis in St. Peter's Basilica on Nov. 28, 2020.

Cardinal Gregory ‘embarrassed’ at McCarrick abuse charges

Sep 9, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The Archbishop of Washington on Wednesday said he was “embarrassed” at the charges of sex abuse filed against his predecessor,... Read more

Theodore McCarrick arrives at Dedham District Court on Friday morning, Sept. 3 for his 9 a.m. arraignment

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick makes first court appearance, pleads not guilty

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick pleaded ‘not guilty’ on Friday to several charges of sexual assault, while appearing for the first... Read more

Theodore McCarrick before his dismissal from the clerical state.

Theodore McCarrick's court hearing is today: What to expect

Sep 2, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Disgraced former cardinal Theodore McCarrick is expected to appear in a Massachusetts court on Friday morning for his arraignment. Read more

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Theodore McCarrick faces new civil sex abuse lawsuit

Jul 31, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick now faces a fifth civil sex abuse lawsuit in New Jersey, after he was criminally charged... Read more

Theodore McCarrick before his laicization

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick charged with sexual assault of a minor

Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has reportedly been charged with sexual assault of a teenage boy, a crime alleged to have... Read more

Theodore McCarrick before his laicization.

The McCarrick Report: A timeline

Nov 21, 2020

By CNA Staff

Published by the Vatican Nov. 10, the report examines the “institutional knowledge and decision-making” regarding Theodore McCarrick, the former cardinal... Read more

Pope John Paul II at prayer in 1991.

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

Nov 17, 2020

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

Nov 16, 2020

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 

Nov 13, 2020

By Matt Hadro

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

Nov 13, 2020

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?

Nov 11, 2020

By Ed Condon

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

Nov 11, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

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

Nov 10, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Nov 10, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

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’

Nov 10, 2020

By Matt Hadro

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

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McCarrick Report: What Cardinal O’Connor said in 1999

Nov 10, 2020

By Courtney Mares

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