Tag: McCarrick

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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Archbishop Nienstedt denies sexual misconduct allegations in Vatican lawsuit

Archbishop Nienstedt denies sexual misconduct allegations in Vatican lawsuit

| November 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

The lawsuit cites the internal investigation commissioned in 2014 by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis into allegations that Archbishop Nienstedt engaged in sexual misconduct with adults prior to being named Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. That investigation produced affidavits alleging that Archbishop Nienstedt had sexually harassed and propositioned adult males and frequented gay establishments in Canada and Detroit.

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Former nuncio claims vindication after Cardinal Ouellet’s response

Former nuncio claims vindication after Cardinal Ouellet’s response

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano said he is convinced he was right to accuse Pope Francis and church officials of failing to act on accusations that then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick engaged in sexual misconduct and sexual harassment.

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McCarrick case: Vatican starting to acknowledge mistakes

McCarrick case: Vatican starting to acknowledge mistakes

| Cindy Wooden | October 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis, Cardinal Marc Ouellet and an official Vatican statement seem to be laying the groundwork for an admission that mistakes were made in handling allegations that Archbishop Theodore McCarrick engaged in sexual misconduct and even abuse.

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Vatican reviewing McCarrick case, vows to pursue truth no matter what

Vatican reviewing McCarrick case, vows to pursue truth no matter what

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Promising a thorough review of how the Vatican handled allegations of sexual misconduct by former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the Vatican acknowledged that what happened may fall short of the procedures that are in place today.

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Poll: Pope’s favorability numbers down, and worse for handling of abuse

Poll: Pope’s favorability numbers down, and worse for handling of abuse

| October 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

With Pope Francis midway into the sixth year of his pontificate, the percentage of U.S. Catholics who view him favorably, while still strong, is noticeably down.

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Former Washington Cardinal McCarrick now living in rural Kansas friary

Former Washington Cardinal McCarrick now living in rural Kansas friary

| Rhina Guidos | September 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of Washington announced Sept. 28 that former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was removed from ministry earlier this year after abuse allegations came to light, is now living in Kansas in a friary for Capuchin Franciscan friars.

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Church plans third-party abuse reporting system, code of conduct

Church plans third-party abuse reporting system, code of conduct

| Julie Asher | September 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pledging to “heal and protect with every bit of the strength God provides us,” the U.S. bishops’ Administrative Committee Sept. 19 outlined actions to address the abuse crisis, including approving the establishment of a third-party confidential reporting system for claims of any abuse by bishops.

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At Holy Hour, archbishop says Church is holding out ‘withered hand’ to be healed

At Holy Hour, archbishop says Church is holding out ‘withered hand’ to be healed

| September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

“It is only in confronting that reality that we can have any hope for healing — healing for those who suffered abuse, healing for the Church, and even healing for those who abused, or covered up, or stood silent.”

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Clergy abuse survivor at Cathedral Holy Hour: ‘God has not abandoned us’

Clergy abuse survivor at Cathedral Holy Hour: ‘God has not abandoned us’

| September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Every one of us here today has somehow been affected by, is grieving over, and is on the journey toward healing and restoration,” the survivor said of the abuse crisis. “I truly believe God is here today and joins us in our sadness. His tears are of a Father who loves us.”

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After meeting pope, cardinal says he’s hopeful about addressing crisis

After meeting pope, cardinal says he’s hopeful about addressing crisis

| Greg Erlandson | September 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston struck a determinedly hopeful tone after his long-awaited meeting with Pope Francis to discuss the growing sexual abuse crisis in the United States.

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As abuse crisis continues, pope to meet with USCCB officers, Vatican says

As abuse crisis continues, pope to meet with USCCB officers, Vatican says

| Cindy Wooden | September 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will meet Sept. 13 with Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and with Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston, president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, the Vatican press office announced.

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