Cardinal (Laicized) Theodore McCarrick

USCCB Staff Reverses Bishops’ Decision On Abortion Issue

By CHRISTOPHER MANION, February 15, 2020 At the USCCB’s annual meeting last November, America’s bishops considered updating their document entitled Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizens. The text, published every four years, represents a classic in the genre of boring, meandering... read more

McCarrick was a ‘devourer of souls,’ former priest secretary tells parish

Catholic News Agency, February 15, 2020 A priest who was the personal secretary of former cardinal Theodore McCarrick said he is sickened by manipulative fundraising tactics employed while McCarrick was Archbishop of Washington. The priest called McCarrick a “manipulator” and a “devourer... read more

McCarrick report expected soon but pope has last word: Vatican official

By Philip Pullella, Reuters, February 6, 2020 Work on a Vatican report into disgraced ex U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is complete and it may be released in the near future but Pope Francis will have the final word on timing, the Vatican’s number two said on Thursday. McCarrick was... read more
US BISHOPS REGION 9 'AD LIMINA' VISITSArchbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kan., left, prays the Lord's Prayer as U.S. bishops from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska concelebrate Mass in the crypt of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Jan. 16, 2020.

Pope speaks to U.S. bishops about pro-life issues, transgender ideology

Catholic News Service, January 16, 2020 VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Protecting human life is the “preeminent” social and political issue, Pope Francis said, and he asked the head of the U.S. bishops’ Committee for Pro-Life Activities to convey his support to the pro-life... read more

FBI interviewed Papal Foundation staff about McCarrick

By Ed Condon, Catholic News Agency, January 8, 2020 Law enforcement officials have conducted interviews with several senior figures at the Papal Foundation, a U.S. based charity which supports the charitable works of the Holy Father. Officers from the FBI have spoken to at least three... read more
Theodore McCarrick, receiving award from Cardinal Cupich shortly before McCarrick was exposed.

Disgraced cardinal gave over $600K to popes, Vatican officials: report

By Marty Johnson, The Hill, December 27, 2019 Theodore McCarrick, the first Catholic cardinal to be defrocked over sexual abuse allegations, sent over $600,000 to powerful clergy in the Church over almost two decades, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. The payments... read more
St. Catherine of Sienna

Catholic laity beg Pope Francis to honor Mother Mary, not Mother Earth in open letter

By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSite News, December 12, 2019 PARIS, France– A group of Catholic laypeople have written an open letter to Pope Francis imploring him to condemn the idolatry of mother earth (Pachamama) that recently took place at the Vatican and to confirm them in honoring Mary... read more

Pennsylvania, New Jersey bishops ask Vatican for McCarrick report

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service, November 29, 2019 The bishops of Pennsylvania and New Jersey discussed sexual abuse with Pope Francis in a Thanksgiving Day meeting, according to Bishop Lawrence T. Persico of Erie, Pennsylvania, who was present at the meeting. The gathering was a... read more

Cardinal O’Malley: Pope Francis will publish Vatican McCarrick report ‘soon’

By Matt Hadro, Catholic News Agency, November 11, 2019 The results of the Vatican’s investigation of Theodore McCarrick should be published by early 2020, Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston told U.S. bishops on Monday. “The intention is to publish the Holy See’s response soon, if not... read more

US Bishops Arrive in Rome for Ad Limina Visit With Pope Francis

Every American diocesan bishop will travel to Rome over the next four months. The first come from dioceses in the Northeast. By Courtney Mares/CAN/November 5, 2019 VATICAN CITY — Every American diocesan bishop will travel to Rome over the next four months for meetings with Pope Francis... read more

Exorcist Blames Bishops and Priests for Loss of Faith in Eucharist

“The house of the priest is not the rectory. He is at home only where Christ is present.” Patti Armstrong Blog, October 31, 2019 How is it possible that despite the Catholic Church always having taught that the Holy Eucharist is really, truly and substantially the Body and Blood of... read more
St. Fidelis Cathedral, Victoria KS

Theodore McCarrick Still Won’t Confess

James Grein, 61, at his house in Sterling, Va., Friday, July 26, 2019, holds a Florida postcard sent to him when he was 15 years old by now-defrocked Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Letters and postcards McCarrick wrote to three men he allegedly sexually abused and harassed show how he groomed his victims, experts say. (Credit: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP.)

Ex-cardinal letters show signs of grooming victims for abuse