Tag: McCarrick

Council of Cardinals expresses ‘full solidarity’ with pope

Council of Cardinals expresses ‘full solidarity’ with pope

| Cindy Wooden | September 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Members of Pope Francis’ international Council of Cardinals expressed “full solidarity” with him in the midst of questions about his handling of the clerical sexual abuse scandal and said the Vatican is planning a response to allegations made against him by a former nuncio.

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Cardinal Wuerl set to open ‘Season of Healing’ in response to abuse

Cardinal Wuerl set to open ‘Season of Healing’ in response to abuse

| Richard Szczepanowski | September 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington encouraged archdiocesan parishes to participate in a six-week “Season of Healing” to counter what he called “confusion, disappointment and disunity” and to help bring about healing in the wake of recent sex abuse scandals that have rocked the U.S. Catholic Church.

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Letter confirms Vatican officials knew of McCarrick allegations in 2000

Letter confirms Vatican officials knew of McCarrick allegations in 2000

| Mark Pattison | September 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

A top official from the Vatican Secretariat of State acknowledged allegations made by a New York priest in 2000 concerning Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, according to a letter obtained by Catholic News Service.

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Women’s, men’s letters ask pope for answers on abuse crisis

Women’s, men’s letters ask pope for answers on abuse crisis

| Mark Pattison | September 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

An open letter to Pope Francis asking him for answers to charges of cover-ups by him and others over abuse allegations against retired Archbishop Theodore McCarrick of Washington appears on the website of the Catholic Women’s Forum, a project of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, a Washington-based think tank, although the forum’s leader said it is not a project of the organization.

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Church did not foresee crimes by bishops, says canon law professor

Church did not foresee crimes by bishops, says canon law professor

| Mark Pattison | September 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The 1983 Code of Canon Law did not anticipate crimes being committed by bishops that could result in their laicization, according to a canon law professor at The Catholic University of America.

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Archbishop McCarrick not the first prelate with seminarian abuse charges

Archbishop McCarrick not the first prelate with seminarian abuse charges

| Mark Pattison | September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, the retired archbishop of Washington, is not the first U.S. prelate to have been accused of abusing seminarians under his care, only the most recent.

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Washington priests talk about keeping faith in wake of abuse scandals

Washington priests talk about keeping faith in wake of abuse scandals

| Mark Zimmermann | September 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Parish priests in the Archdiocese of Washington — on the front lines dealing with the fallout of the church sexual abuse crisis this summer — have stressed the need to listen to and pray with their parishioners.

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Cardinal Wuerl addresses church’s ‘pain, confusion and disillusionment’

Cardinal Wuerl addresses church’s ‘pain, confusion and disillusionment’

| Mark Zimmermann | September 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Addressing the clergy abuse crisis in the church will require “wider lay engagement, more realized accountability and evident transparency,” said Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl at the end of a Sept. 2 Mass in Washington.

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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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