Theodore McCarrick

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C.

Cardinal Wuerl lays out plan for lay involvement in bishops' accountability

Aug 13, 2018

By Ed Condon

Cardinal Donald Wuerl has laid out his vision for lay participation in new oversight structures as part of the ongoing... Read more

Archbishop Theodore McCarrick.

Abuse accusations bring scrutiny for McCarrick's charity fund

Aug 10, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s roles included service on the boards of at least two foundations that gave over $500,000 combined... Read more

Bishop James Checchio of Metuchen.

NJ bishop: Independent avenue for reporting abuse is needed

Aug 9, 2018

In light of a scandal involving one of its former bishops, Theodore McCarrick, the Diocese of Metuchen is working to... Read more

A bishop's skullcap.

Young Catholics release open letter on McCarrick, call for investigation

Aug 8, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

A group of young Catholic writers, intellectuals, and activists released an open letter Aug. 8 calling for an independent investigation... Read more

University of Notre Dame.

Notre Dame will not rescind McCarrick's honorary degree- for now

Aug 7, 2018

The University of Notre Dame announced that it will not rescind the honorary degree conferred upon Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, whose... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

Marie Collins reacts to Cardinal Wuerl’s proposals following McCarrick scandal

Aug 6, 2018

By Ed Condon

A former member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has said that proposals made by Cardinal Donald... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

Wuerl calls for spiritual and moral renewal in response to McCarrick scandal

Aug 3, 2018

Cardinal Donald Wuerl said Friday that the Church must confirm its commitment to support the survivors of clerical sexual abuse... Read more

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNArdo, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Cardinal DiNardo: 'Grave moral failures of judgment' about McCarrick allegations

Aug 1, 2018

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo has issued a strongly worded statement addressing the “grievous moral failure” in the Church revealed by... Read more

Archbishop Emeritus of Washington Theodore McCarrick.

What might happen for McCarrick, and for the Church in the US

Jul 31, 2018

By JD Flynn

The 2014 movie “Calvary” is a reflection on mercy, sacrifice, and the difficulties that the sexual abuse crises of recent... Read more

CUA Campus.

Catholic universities withdraw honorary degrees from McCarrick

Jul 31, 2018

Two Catholic universities have withdrawn honorary degrees from Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, amid numerous allegations of sexual assault and misconduct.  Read more

Cardinal Tobin.

Cardinal Tobin: McCarrick's resignation necessary for accountability

Jul 30, 2018

Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark responded Saturday to Archbishop Theodore McCarrick's resignation from the college of cardinals, which came amid numerous allegations... Read more

Bishop Edward Scharfenberger of Albany. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Albany.

Albany bishop: Clerical sex abuse a 'profoundly spiritual crisis'

Jul 30, 2018

Bishop Edward Scharfenberger of Albany wrote to the clerics of his local Church Sunday, saying that abuse of authority and... Read more

Hands in prayer.

After McCarrick resigns, DC archdiocese praises abuse victims' courage

Jul 29, 2018

Alleged abuse victims are “courageously stepping forward” with new claims of abuse by former cardinal and retired Archbishop Theodore McCarrick,... Read more

A cardinal's biretta rests on an empty chair.

Texas bishop: hold McCarrick and his enablers accountable

Jul 28, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s alleged crimes might merit removing him from the clergy entirely—and they require accountability for all Church... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

Wuerl was not informed about McCarrick settlements, DC letter claims

Jul 28, 2018

A letter sent this week to priests of the Archdiocese of Washington claims that Cardinal Donald Wuerl did not know... Read more

Cardinal McCarrick.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of McCarrick from College of Cardinals

Jul 28, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Saturday Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Theodore McCarrick from the College of Cardinals, suspending him from the rights and... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley.

Will Cardinal O'Malley's response to McCarrick allegations be enough?

Jul 26, 2018

By Ed Condon

Cardinal Séan O’Malley of Boston released a statement Tuesday in response to the unfolding allegations concerning Cardinal McCarrick.  Read more

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

Cardinal McCarrick reportedly lived on IVE seminary property during retirement

Jul 24, 2018

By Carl Bunderson

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is reported to have lived alongside a Maryland house of formation for members of a religious order... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston says a Mass of Ordination in St. Peter's Basilica, Sept. 29, 2016.

Cardinal O'Malley calls for 'clearer procedures' in bishop abuse cases

Jul 24, 2018

After numerous accusations of sexual abuse of minors and adults have arisen against a former Archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Sean... Read more

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

McCarrick, the bishops, and unanswered questions

Jul 23, 2018

By JD Flynn

A new allegation of child sexual abuse was leveled against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick last Thursday, one month after the June... Read more