Tag: McCarrick

DiNardo: Action on McCarrick ‘clear signal’ church will not tolerate abuse

DiNardo: Action on McCarrick ‘clear signal’ church will not tolerate abuse

| February 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Vatican’s removal from the priesthood of Theodore E. McCarrick “is a clear signal that abuse will not be tolerated,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Feb. 16.

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In the U.S., a sobering mood after news of McCarrick’s laicization

In the U.S., a sobering mood after news of McCarrick’s laicization

| Rhina Guidos | February 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The accusations surrounding former U.S. Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick have been hanging over U.S. bishops and faith communities in the dioceses and archdioceses where he served — New York, Metuchen and Newark in New Jersey, and Washington — since last year.

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McCarrick removed from the priesthood after being found guilty of abuse

McCarrick removed from the priesthood after being found guilty of abuse

| Paul Haring | February 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has confirmed the removal from the priesthood of Theodore E. McCarrick, the 88-year-old former cardinal and archbishop of Washington.

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Cardinal Wuerl acknowledges he knew of one accusation against predecessor

Cardinal Wuerl acknowledges he knew of one accusation against predecessor

| Rhina Guidos | January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a second letter issued in mid-January about what he knew and didn’t regarding abuse allegations involving his predecessor, Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, Washington’s retired archbishop, apologized Jan. 15 for what he called a “lapse of memory,” clarifying that he knew of at least one abuse allegation against former U.S. Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, but he had “forgotten” about it.

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Cardinal Wuerl wrote papal nuncio of abuse claims against predecessor in 2004

Cardinal Wuerl wrote papal nuncio of abuse claims against predecessor in 2004

| January 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Church officials confirmed that Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, retired archbishop of Washington, had forwarded an allegation of sexual misconduct against his predecessor, former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, to the papal nuncio in Washington in 2004.

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Minneapolis attorney: Desire to help sexual abuse survivors fuels work

Minneapolis attorney: Desire to help sexual abuse survivors fuels work

| January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

A desire to help sexual abuse survivors fuels the work of a Minneapolis-based attorney representing two men who have accused former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of sexual abuse.

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Vatican begins investigation of Archbishop McCarrick

Vatican begins investigation of Archbishop McCarrick

| Carol Zimmermann | December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

James Grein, a Virginia man who said Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick, former archbishop of Washington, sexually abused him for years beginning when he was 11, gave his testimony about what occurred Dec. 27 before a judicial vicar for the New York Archdiocese.

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Cardinal: No one has right to demand a pope’s resignation

Cardinal: No one has right to demand a pope’s resignation

| Carol Glatz | November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

People can disagree about problems and the best ways to resolve them, but no one should launch a formal accusation against a pope much less ask for his resignation, German Cardinal Gerhard Muller said.

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Bishops say they face angry questions over mishandling of abuse reports

Bishops say they face angry questions over mishandling of abuse reports

| Dennis Sadowski | November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

U.S. bishops admitted during a wide-ranging discussion during their fall general assembly that parishioners are angry and continually ask how a charismatic clergyman was able to rise through church ranks despite widespread knowledge of allegations that he sexually abused seminarians and boys.

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Archbishop Hebda in homily for brother bishops: give all, show commitment to change

Archbishop Hebda in homily for brother bishops: give all, show commitment to change

| Christopher Gunty | November 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dressed in penitential purple vestments, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, led the bishops of the United States in a Mass Nov. 12 to open their fall general assembly in Baltimore.

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Healing is rooted in holiness

Healing is rooted in holiness

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | November 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops are about to gather in Baltimore for their annual meeting Nov. 12-15. Given the current crisis the Church finds herself in, this meeting will be very important, even historic. It will begin with a day of prayer, specifically requested by Pope Francis, as we seek wisdom and strength for purifying and healing our Church.

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Newspapers examine U.S. bishops’ responses to abuse allegations

Newspapers examine U.S. bishops’ responses to abuse allegations

| Carol Zimmermann | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Boston Globe and the Philadelphia Inquirer newspapers teamed up for an article published in both daily papers Nov. 4 that examined ways it said the U.S. bishops have failed to police themselves even since their 2002 gathering in Dallas about clergy sex abuse when they “promised that the church’s days of concealment and inaction were over.”

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