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Cardinal Daniel DiNardo.

Cardinal DiNardo welcomes Vatican inquiry into McCarrick files

Oct 8, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The president of the U.S.’ bishops’ conference said Sunday he welcomes the Vatican’s announcement of a further investigation into files... Read more

Cardinal Marc Ouellet.

Cardinal Ouellet: Vigano in ‘open and scandalous rebellion’ against Pope Francis

Oct 7, 2018

The Vatican’s prefect for the Congregation for Bishops released a letter Sunday morning refuting charges Pope Francis lifted sanctions against... Read more

Archbishop Theodore McCarrick.

Pope Francis orders review of Vatican McCarrick files

Oct 6, 2018

By JD Flynn

The Vatican announced Saturday that it would review its files pertaining to allegations of sexual misconduct on the part of... Read more

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò.

Archbishop Vigano issues new letter on Pope Francis and McCarrick

Sep 27, 2018

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has issued a new letter addressing his allegation that senior prelates have been complicit in covering... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Tobin. CNA file photo

Cardinal Tobin will not attend Oct. Vatican synod

Sep 21, 2018

The Archbishop of Newark has announced that he will not attend an October gathering of bishops slated to discuss young... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

Dolan 'impatient' waiting for apostolic visitation in response to McCarrick

Sep 20, 2018

The Archbishop of New York said Thursday that while he has confidence in the way Pope Francis is handling the... Read more


Commentary: Getting to forgiveness

Sep 19, 2018

By JD Flynn

I have spent most of this summer angry with Christ’s Church.  Read more

Inside the Synod Hall during the meeting of bishops and cardinals on October 14, 2015.

Never again, again: Bishops promise action, but will it make a difference?

Sep 19, 2018

By Ed Condon

Something must be done - this is the consensus of cardinals, bishops, priests, and laity as the Church continues to... Read more

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

Sep 17, 2018

By Courtney Mares

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

Sep 11, 2018

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

Sep 11, 2018

By Ed Condon

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

Sep 10, 2018

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

A view of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.

Letter acknowledges Vatican receipt of allegations against McCarrick in 2000

Sep 7, 2018

Catholic News Service on Friday published a redacted version of a letter sent in 2006 from a high-ranking official of... Read more

Bishop Paul Bootkoski.

Bootkoski claims at odds with NY Times McCarrick abuse report

Sep 5, 2018

By Carl Bunderson

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

Sep 5, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Sep 3, 2018

By JD Flynn

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

Sep 1, 2018

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

Aug 31, 2018

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

Aug 31, 2018

By Ed Condon

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'

Aug 31, 2018

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