Why McCarrick report may be delayed
New York and New Jersey statute of limitations

Cardinal Sean O'Malley on McCarrick report: “soon, if not before Christmas, soon in the new year.” (Photo from Catholic News agency) The news that Theodore McCarrick recently moved from the Kansas friary where he had been living has

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2020-01-09T10:56:36-08:00January 9th, 2020|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: , |7 Comments

Did McCarrick aide’s letters get Archbishop Vigano full story in Washington Post?

The following comes from a June 9 story in the Washington Post. In the instant he became one of the most controversial figures in modern Catholic Church history, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò went dark. The retired Vatican ambassador to Washington

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Why the Cardinal McCarrick laicization matters

The following comes from commentary written by George Weigel on Feb. 19 in First Things. On Saturday, February 16, the Holy See announced that the former archbishop of Washington, Theodore Edgar McCarrick, had been “dismissed from the clerical state”—laicized—for the

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2019-02-19T10:57:39-08:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: , |25 Comments

Bishops reject resolution encouraging Vatican to release McCarrick documents

On the last day of their fall meeting, the U.S. bishops' conference voted down a resolution that would have “encouraged” the Holy See to release all documents on the allegations of sexual misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. After about a

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“Open and scandalous rebellion”

The Vatican’s prefect for the Congregation for Bishops released a letter Sunday morning refuting charges Pope Francis lifted sanctions against former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, and saying that charges made by a former Vatican ambassador are an “unjustified attack” on the

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McCarrick has begun life of prayer, penance at Kansas friary

Archbishop Theodore McCarrick has begun his life of prayer and penance at St. Fidelis Capuchin Friary in Victoria, Kansas, according to statements from the Diocese of Salina and the Archdiocese of Washington. McCarrick was sentenced to a life of prayer

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2018-09-30T07:14:23-07:00September 30th, 2018|Categories: Sexual Ethics|Tags: , |19 Comments

Archbishop Vigano issues new letter on Pope Francis and McCarrick

The following is the full English text of Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano's second letter regarding clerical abuse by Cardinal McCarrick and its coverup within the Vatican. To read the first letter from Archbishop Vigano, click here.           

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2018-09-28T05:43:52-07:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: , , |55 Comments

Archbishop McCarrick’s unofficial role in Vatican-China relations

Following reports that the Holy See and the People’s Republic of China could be about to sign an agreement on the appointment of bishops in the country, attention has turned to the role of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick in fostering Vatican-China

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2018-09-17T10:51:43-07:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: , , |8 Comments

Former papal nuncio to U.S. says Pope Francis should resign for his role in McCarrick scandal

Just hours after Pope Francis condemned the “repugnant crimes” of sexual abuse by clergy during his two-day trip to Ireland, news broke in the United States that a former papal ambassador to the country is accusing Francis of having known

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