Theodore McCarrick

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Pope Francis and a woman at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, Feb. 10, 2016.

'We deserve answers now': 35,000 Catholic women pen letter to pope

Aug 30, 2018

A group of lay Catholic women have written an open letter to Pope Francis, demanding that he answer the questions... Read more

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano.

US bishops continue to respond to Viganò testimony

Aug 30, 2018

Since Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler first responded Saturday to the former US nuncio's testimony which alleged sex abuse cover-up... Read more

Archbishop Theodore McCarrick at St. Peter's Basilica.

Seminarians were McCarrick aides amid abuse investigation

Aug 30, 2018

By Ed Condon

The Archdiocese of Washington has confirmed that seminarians were permitted to serve as assistants to Archbishop Theodore McCarrick while the... Read more

Ave Maria University.

Ave Maria president denounces 'defiance' of pope by 'conservative Catholics'

Aug 30, 2018

Jim Towey, president of Ave Maria University, said Wednesday that he unhesitatingly supports Pope Francis, in the wake of Archbishop... Read more

Archbishop Carlo Vigano.

Viganò denies accusations of obstruction in Nienstedt investigation

Aug 28, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has released a statement responding to accusations that he had curtailed an investigation in 2014 into... Read more

Archbishop Georg Gänswein.

Gänswein: Benedict did not 'confirm' Vigano testimony

Aug 28, 2018

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s personal secretary said Tuesday that the former pope has not commented on a testimony released Saturday... Read more

Archbishop Theodore McCarrick at the Vatican, March 11, 2013

Where did retired McCarrick live after alleged Vatican sanctions?

Aug 27, 2018

By Ed Condon

The Archdiocese of Washington has declined to confirm new details about the post-retirement living arrangements of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, and... Read more

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò.

Vigano testimony receives mixed response from US bishops

Aug 27, 2018

By Mary Farrow

Multiple bishops have responded to a testimony published over the weekend by a former apostolic nuncio to the United States,... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston.

DiNardo calls for conclusive answers to questions raised by Viganò's testimony

Aug 27, 2018

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, reaffirmed Monday the need for a “prompt and thorough... Read more

A view of St. Peter`s Basilica and Vatican City flag.

Former nunciature official: 'Vigano said the truth'

Aug 26, 2018

By Ed Condon

Monsignor Jean-François Lantheaume, the former first counsellor at the apostolic nunciature in Washington D.C., has said that the former nuncio,... Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope: 'I will not say a single word' on Vigano's allegations of cover-up

Aug 26, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said Sunday that he will not comment on claims by a former Vatican ambassador to the U.S. that... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl. CNA file photo

Wuerl denies he was informed of Vatican restrictions on McCarrick

Aug 25, 2018

By JD Flynn

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington has denied a report that he was informed about restrictions apparently placed by the Vatican... Read more

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò.

Ex-nuncio accuses Pope Francis of failing to act on McCarrick's abuse reports

Aug 25, 2018

In an 11-page written testament, a former apostolic nuncio to the United States has accused several senior prelates of complicity... Read more

Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego. CNA file photo

Questions raised about McElroy's response to 2016 McCarrick allegations

Aug 24, 2018

The Bishop of San Diego has explained why he did not respond to a 2016 letter alleging sexual misconduct on... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley.

Cardinal O’Malley apologizes for missed letter on McCarrick allegations

Aug 21, 2018

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

Aug 18, 2018

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

Aug 17, 2018

By Ed Condon

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

Aug 16, 2018

By JD Flynn

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

Aug 16, 2018

By Courtney Mares

 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

Aug 14, 2018

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