Theodore McCarrick

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The USCCB autumn General Assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 12, 2018.

Analysis: Bp. Bransfield, the USCCB, and the Holy Spirit

Jun 6, 2019

By JD Flynn

The U.S. bishops arrive in Baltimore next week for their second plenary meeting in the year of serious crisis that... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin in St. Peter's Basilica April 27, 2017.

Cardinal Parolin says Vatican will issue declaration on McCarrick investigation

May 30, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Pietro Parolin said Wednesday that the Vatican is still investigating the documentation concerning Theodore McCarrick and will issue a... Read more

Theodore McCarrick.

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

May 28, 2019

By Ed Condon

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

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

Pope Francis: 'I knew nothing about McCarrick'

May 28, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has said that he did not know anything about accusations of sexual abuse by Theodore McCarrick, the former... Read more

A view of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Dispute over Papal Foundation’s $25 million grant approval continues

Apr 16, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

Scrutiny continues for the U.S.-based Papal Foundation, amid questions of whether some of its grant activity was motivated by a... Read more

Archbishop Wilton Gregory at a press conference in Washington, DC, April 4, 2019.

Gregory promises DC Catholics 'I will always tell you the truth'

Apr 4, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Archbishop Wilton Gregory made an uncompromising commitment to transparency during his introduction to the faithful of Washington, DC, at a... Read more

Former New Jersey priest, credibly accused of abuse, shot dead

Mar 13, 2019

John Capparelli, a former priest of the Archdiocese of Newark, was found dead in his Nevada home Saturday. Caparelli had... Read more

Anthony P. Kearns III, Esq., Chancellor of the Diocese of Metuchen. Courtesy photo.

Former NJ prosecutor named to top role in Metuchen diocese

Mar 4, 2019

The Diocese of Metuchen has named a former public prosecutor as its new chancellor, Bishop James F. Checchio announced on... Read more

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

Hoya no more: Georgetown rescinds McCarrick's honorary degree

Feb 20, 2019

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

University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana.

Notre Dame rescinds McCarrick's honorary degree

Feb 19, 2019

The University of Notre Dame has rescinded the honorary Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) degree it conferred on former Cardinal Theodore... Read more

October 3, 2018 - Vatican City: The 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.

Analysis: What can the Vatican sex abuse summit deliver?

Feb 18, 2019

By Ed Condon

The wider purpose of the three-day meeting is to impress the seriousness of the child abuse crisis on bishops from... 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

Feb 16, 2019

By Ed Condon

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

Feb 16, 2019

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?

Feb 16, 2019

By JD Flynn

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

Theodore McCarrick.

McCarrick abuse trial: A CNA timeline

Feb 16, 2019

Theodore McCarrick has been laicized, nearly 10 months after sex abuse allegations against him were first made public. Here is... Read more

Theodore McCarrick.

McCarrick laicized by Pope Francis

Feb 16, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith ordered this week the laicization of Theodore McCarrick, a... Read more

Theodore McCarrick.

McCarrick has 'private income' in the event of laicization

Feb 15, 2019

By Ed Condon

Ahead of an expected decision in the case of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, new details have emerged about his likely financial... 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

Feb 13, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

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

Feb 12, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

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

Feb 8, 2019

By JD Flynn

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