Posts Tagged ‘ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’

McCarrick pleads not guilty to sex assault

Monday, September 6th, 2021
McCarrick pleads not guilty

Theodore McCarrick has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy nearly 50 years ago. The once-powerful American Cardinal was expelled from the priesthood for the assault, which allegedly occurred at a wedding reception in Massachusetts. Pope Francis laicised (defrocked) McCarrick in 2019 after a Vatican investigation determined he sexually abused minors, as well Read more

Sex abuse rumours about ex-cardinal not seriously investigated

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

Ongoing sex abuse rumors about disgraced ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick were never properly investigated, a Vatican report into his conduct says. Barely challenged, the US clergyman (pictured) ascended the Catholic hierarchy to become a cardinal – a prince of the Church. He used personal contacts to help him along the way. When challenged, he protested his Read more

McCarrick Report to be published on Nov. 10 – Vatican

Monday, November 9th, 2020

Vatican officials announced Nov. 6 that the Holy See will release Nov. 10 a long-awaited report on the investigation about the ascent to power of now-disgraced former U.S. Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick. The report’s release comes days before the U.S. bishops gather virtually Nov. 16 and 17 for their annual meeting. “On Tuesday, 10th November Read more

What’s really behind the Figueiredo Report and who is the author?

Thursday, June 6th, 2019
Catholic women

When Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò called on Pope Francis to resign last summer for allegedly covering up the sexual crimes of the former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, it was “like an earthquake for the Church.” That’s how Monsignor Anthony Figueiredo, a former Vatican official and a longtime consultant for CBS News, described Viganò’s “testimony,” an 11-page Read more

Pope victim of half-reported answers about McCarrick abuse

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

A transcript of Pope Francis’ comments about disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick only half-reported what he said, the Vatican Communications office says. The truncated transcript of Francis’s lengthy interview with Mexico’s Televisa reporter, Valentina Alazaraki, claimed Francis said he didn’t know anything about accusations of McCarrick’s sexual abuse before the accusations became public last year. What Read more