Tag: mccarrick

Former nuncio now says sanctions against McCarrick were ‘private’

ROME | Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the former nuncio to the United States who called on Pope Francis to resign for allegedly lifting sanctions placed on Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick, now says those “sanctions” were “private” and neither he nor now-retired Pope Benedict XVI ever was able to enforce them. While Archbishop Vigano went into… Read more »

USCCB president seeks papal audience, answers to former nuncio’s questions

WASHINGTON | The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said he was “eager for an audience” with Pope Francis to gain his support for the bishops’ plan to respond to the clergy sexual abuse crisis. In an Aug. 27 statement, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston also said that the questions raised by… Read more »

What New Jersey bishops, now retired, knew about McCarrick settlements

WASHINGTON | What became known following a New York Times investigation into two seminarians who said they had been abused by Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick is that settlements were reached with each man in the mid-2000s. What was less clear was the depth of involvement of each bishop, all of them from New Jersey, in… Read more »

Abuse letter to Cardinal O’Malley was second priest sent officials

WASHINGTON | In a June 2015 letter to Boston’s Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley obtained by Catholic News Service, a New York priest tells the prelate about “sexual abuse/harassment/intimidation” allegations he had heard concerning then-Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick and asks that if the matter doesn’t fall under his purview, to forward it to the “proper agency… Read more »

Church leaders urge inquiry into abuse claims against archbishop

WASHINGTON | U.S. Catholic church leaders have been calling for an internal investigation into the handling of allegations of abuse and sexual misconduct against Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick and urging such an inquiry be spearheaded by laypeople. “I think we have reached a point where bishops alone investigating bishops is not the answer. To have… Read more »

Church urged to address its leaders’ ‘moral failures of judgment’

WASHINGTON | Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick “will rightly face” a Vatican canonical process regarding sexual abuse allegations against him, but the U.S. Catholic Church must take steps to respond to church leaders’ “moral failures of judgment,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The accusations against Archbishop McCarrick, a former cardinal and… Read more »

Cardinal Wuerl: Next steps in wake of Archbishop McCarrick allegations

WASHINGTON | The Catholic Standard, archdiocesan newspaper of Washington, published a question-and-answer interview July 31 with Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl about the next steps for the archdiocese in light of the sexual abuse allegations made against Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick, a former cardinal and retired archbishop of Washington. This story includes excerpts of that… Read more »

Pope accepts Cardinal McCarrick’s resignation as cardinal

VATICAN CITY | Pope Francis has accepted the resignation from the College of Cardinals of Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, and has ordered him to maintain “a life of prayer and penance” until a canonical trial examines accusations that he sexually abused minors. The announcement came first from the U.S. Conference of… Read more »

New sexual abuse allegations leveled against Cardinal McCarrick

Washington D.C., | A Virginia man filed a police report Monday, alleging that from the age of 11 he was sexually abused and assaulted serially by now-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was a priest of the Archdiocese of New York when the abuse was alleged to have begun. The New York Times reported July 19 the man’s… Read more »

NY Times talks to men who got settlements after alleged abuse

NEW YORK | A front-page New York Times article published July 16 detailed the alleged abuse of two seminarians in the Diocese of Metuchen, New Jersey, by then-Bishop Theodore E. McCarrick in the 1980s that resulted in settlements to each man. For one of the seminarians, the alleged abuse continued after he had been ordained… Read more »