Tag: McCarrick

Former nuncio now says sanctions against McCarrick were ‘private’

Former nuncio now says sanctions against McCarrick were ‘private’

| Cindy Wooden | September 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 McCarrick, now says those “sanctions” were “private” and neither he nor now-retired Pope Benedict XVI ever was able to enforce them.

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Is there truth in Archbishop Vigano’s text — and how are Catholics to know?

Is there truth in Archbishop Vigano’s text — and how are Catholics to know?

| Cindy Wooden | August 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholics in the pews and even priests in the Vatican are confused about the long document Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano published claiming Pope Francis turned a blind eye to information he had about the sexual misconduct of now-Archbishop Theodore McCarrick.

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

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

| Mark Pattison | August 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

In his statement, Cardinal DiNardo reiterated an Aug. 16 call for an apostolic visitation, working with a national lay commission granted independent authority, to investigate the “many questions surround Archbishop McCarrick.”

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Pope says he trusts people to judge archbishop’s claims about him

Pope says he trusts people to judge archbishop’s claims about him

| Cindy Wooden | August 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis said Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano’s long document calling on him to resign is written in a way that people should be able to draw their own conclusions.

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Seton Hall University investigates clergy sexual misconduct charges

Seton Hall University investigates clergy sexual misconduct charges

| August 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Seton Hall University officials have opened an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick and others.

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

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

| Mark Pattison | August 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

What became known following a New York Times investigation into two seminarians who said they had been abused by Archbishop Theodore McCarrick is that settlements were reached with each man in the mid-2000s.

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Boston cardinal apologizes for process that kept letter from reaching him

Boston cardinal apologizes for process that kept letter from reaching him

| August 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Sean O’Malley said Aug. 20 that he takes full responsibility for office procedures that resulted in him never being notified about a June 2015 letter sent to his attention regarding “sexual abuse/harassment/intimidation” allegations concerning Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick.

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Catholic young adults offer prayers for wounded Church

Catholic young adults offer prayers for wounded Church

| August 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the sun set Aug. 20, about 120 Catholics gathered at the bottom of the steps of the Cathedral of St. Paul to pray for survivors of clergy sexual abuse and for a cleansing of the Church.

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Pennsylvania prelate says bishops who hid abuse should resign

Pennsylvania prelate says bishops who hid abuse should resign

| Rhina Guidos | August 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

In an Aug. 16 interview with Eternal Word Television Network, Erie Bishop Lawrence Persico said the only way to regain the trust of the laity after decades-long claims of sexual abuse by priests and others at six Pennsylvania dioceses is by deeds and one of those deeds may mean getting rid of bishops who hid abusers.

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Nuncio says U.S. bishops committed to addressing abuse scandal

Nuncio says U.S. bishops committed to addressing abuse scandal

| Cindy Wooden | August 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops are “deeply committed” to facing the reality of clerical sexual abuse and the history of covering it up, said the Vatican nuncio to the United States.

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Priests’ group says it’s ‘sad, angry, frustrated’ by abuse scandals

Priests’ group says it’s ‘sad, angry, frustrated’ by abuse scandals

| Dennis Sadowski | August 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Association of U.S. Catholic Priests said its members are “sad … angry … frustrated” over continued reports involving fellow priests and a lack of accountability by bishops.

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Catholics express despair, disbelief, anger at new abuse revelations

Catholics express despair, disbelief, anger at new abuse revelations

| Mark Pattison | August 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

After the first allegations of abuse against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick were publicized in mid-June, employees at the U.S. bishops’ conference headquarters in Washington were bracing for calls from Catholics confused, outraged or anything in between regarding the emerging scandal.

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