Cardinal (Laicized) Theodore McCarrick

How to React When Priests and Prelates Act Badly

By Jonathon B. Coe. Crisis Magazine, March 22, 2021 Several years ago, when I was received into the Catholic Church, I thought I had come into the experience with my eyes fully open. The scandals of 2002 had already happened, and their details and significance were being truthfully unpacked by... read more

Analysis: The communion controversy could be far greater than just pro-abortion politicians

By Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Feb 10, 2021 / 10:00 am MT (CNA).- Once again, U.S. bishops are debating whether to apply the canonical penalty of denying Communion to unrepentantly pro-abortion Catholic politicians. While this conversation has been occurring for years within the conference,... read more

McCarrick & The Gay Lobby Score Again

By Riccardo Cascio;i, OnePeterFive, November 12, 2020 The McCarrick report reveals a substantial degree of tolerance towards homosexual conduct by the clergy, which is punished only if minors are the persons abused. This report also ignores the fact that the McCarrick case is only the tip of... read more

The Continuing Scandal of the McCarrick Doctrine

By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky, Catholic Culture, November 30, 2020 Students of Catholic moral teaching discover what the most simple of faithful Catholics intuitively know. There is an impressive, coherent, logical unity to God’s law as we know it through Church teaching. Failures of vigilance and... read more

Archbishop Viganò: Between The Lines Of the McCarrick Report

BETWEEN THE LINESof the report of the secretariat of stateon Theodore McCarrick The McCarrick Report published by the Secretariat of State on November 10, 2020, has been the object of numerous comments. Some point out its shortcomings, while others praise it as a proof of Bergoglio’s... read more

The McCarrick Report’s Unanswered Questions

Document represents one important step in fostering authentic renewal. By Michael Warsaw, National Catholic Register, November 13, 2020 The long-awaited McCarrick Report, detailing the rise and fall of the former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, was finally released Nov. 10. First promised two... read more

A Second Look into the McCarrick Report

By Fr. Gerald E. Murray, November 21, 2020 The publication of the McCarrick Report [1] was a welcome step by the Holy See. It answers some questions raised by the appallingly successful ecclesiastical career of a now-defrocked cardinal, long known by many to be a sexual predator who used his... read more

The McCarrick Report and the need for new protocols

I told the Congregation of Bishops about Theodore McCarrick’s disturbing behaviors and some of my account appears in The McCarrick Report. But there is more to be said. By Richard Fitzgibbons, M.D. Features, Opinion, November 11, 2020 On June 5, 2019, I spoke to JL, who was working on the... read more

Profiles in Clericalism: The real flaw of the McCarrick Report

By Robert Mickens, LaCroix, November 14, 2020 In the end, it was just about what was to be expected. The exceedingly long and long awaited report on the history of Theodore McCarrick's rise to the penultimate rung of the Catholic hierarchy is now out. And it's being interpreted in almost... read more

The McCarrick Report: No Smoking Gun, but Massive System Failure

Theodore McCarrick counted on the members of the episcopal club not to break the club rules. The path forward lies in dismantling those rules and consigning them to oblivion, along with the rest of the clerical caste system. By George Weigel, National Catholic Reporter, November 10, 2020 The... read more

Long-Awaited McCarrick Report Due Next Tuesday

In October 2018, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis had ordered a “thorough study” of all the documentation in the Vatican archives to “ascertain all the relevant facts” surrounding the case of Theodore McCarrick. Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include a Nov. 6... read more