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

Feb 13, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

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

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

Parolin: On McCarrick report release, Pope Francis has 'final word'

Feb 6, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis will make the final decision on when to publish a highly-anticipated report on former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Vatican... Read more

Theodore McCarrick at the Vatican, March 11, 2013

Analysis: Why the McCarrick report could be delayed

Jan 8, 2020

By JD Flynn

The news that Theodore McCarrick recently moved from the Kansas friary where he had been living has fueled speculation that... Read more

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

FBI interviewed Papal Foundation staff about McCarrick

Jan 8, 2020

By Ed Condon

Law enforcement officials have conducted interviews with several senior figures at the Papal Foundation, a U.S. based charity which supports... Read more

Theodore McCarrick.

Theodore McCarrick has moved from Kansas friary

Jan 7, 2020

By Ed Condon, JD Flynn

The disgraced former cardinal Theodore McCarrick has moved from the Kansas friary where he had been living since 2018.  Read more

Pope Francis meets with the bishops of the USCCB's Region VI, from Ohio and Michigan, at the Vatican, Dec. 10, 2019.

US bishops in Rome ask Pope Francis about McCarrick report

Dec 13, 2019

By Courtney Mares

American bishops from the Midwest met with Pope Francis this week with questions about the outcome of the Vatican’s investigation... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican, April 19, 2018.

Cardinal O'Malley: Pope Francis will publish Vatican McCarrick report 'soon'

Nov 11, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The results of the Vatican’s investigation of Theodore McCarrick should be published by early 2020, Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston... Read more

Theodore McCarrick.

McCarrick: Foundation ‘irresponsible’ to question controversial Vatican grant

Nov 6, 2019

By Ed Condon

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

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‘No one ever talked about McCarrick and the boys’

Oct 17, 2019

By Ed Condon

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

Sep 4, 2019

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

Theodore McCarrick, the former Archbishop of Washington who was dismissed from the clerical state in February.

In rare interview, McCarrick maintains his innocence

Sep 3, 2019

In an interview last month with Slate staff writer Ruth Graham, Theodore McCarrick said he doesn't believe he committed the... Read more

New York State Supreme Court building in Lower Manhattan. Via Shutterstock

Hundreds of lawsuits filed on first day of NY litigation window

Aug 15, 2019

Over 400 lawsuits were filed in New York state on the first day of a one-year window in the statute... Read more

Theodore McCarrick.

McCarrick's grooming tactics shown in letters to seminarians and abuse victims

Aug 6, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Letters from Theodore McCarrick to his abuse victims were published Tuesday by the Associated Press, in advance of a promised... Read more

St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, DC.

No answers from Washington archdiocese about McCarrick’s money 

Jul 12, 2019

By Ed Condon

McCarrick funnelled hundreds of thousands of dollars through what was known as the Archbishop’s Fund, and reportedly made gifts to... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica from the keyhole on Aventino Hill, Rome Italy. Via Shutterstock

Analysis: Vatican calls for trust, Catholics wait for transparency

Jul 5, 2019

By Ed Condon

In the debate between bishops and the faithful, both sides accept the need for transparency but have very different understandings of the word.  Read more

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick before his laicization.

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

Jun 20, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Archbishop Theodore McCarrick at the Vatican, March 11, 2013

Analysis: One year after McCarrick, what's next for the Church?

Jun 19, 2019

By JD Flynn

Exactly one year after revelations about the sexual abuse of then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick were made public, the Church in the... Read more

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One year since the McCarrick allegations: A CNA timeline

Jun 19, 2019

June 20 marks one year since the announcement that credible allegations of sexual abuse had been raised against then-Cardinal Theodore... Read more

Bishops at the USCCB General Assembly in Baltimore, June 2019.

Analysis: At USCCB meeting, will words speak louder than votes?

Jun 13, 2019

By Ed Condon

While the ostensible purpose of Thursday votes is to establish Vos estis lux mundi in the life of the Church... Read more

Anita Raines, chair of the National Advisory Council, addresses the USCCB Spring General Assembly in Baltimore, Md., June 11, 2019.

Lay advisers urge US bishops to press for release of McCarrick documents

Jun 11, 2019

By Matt Hadro

Advisory bodies to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called Tuesday for the bishops to urge the Holy See to... Read more