Cardinal Theodore McCarrick

Archbishop Donald Wuerl celebrates mass at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010. Pope Benedict XVI today named Washington's Archbishop Donald Wuerl, 69, to the College of Cardinals. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Despite Denials, Cardinal Wuerl Knew of McCarrick Abuse in 2004

The diocese of Pittsburgh revealed Thursday that Washington D.C. Cardinal Donald Wuerl was aware of accusations of sexual misconduct against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick as far back as 2004, despite Wuerl’s insistence that he had heard nothing about them until 2018.

Indiana Bishop Timothy Doherty, chairman of the committee for the Protection of Children and Young People, listens while Galveston-Houston Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the USCCB General Assembly, speaks during a press conference at the annual US Conference of Catholic Bishops November 12, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Brendan …

Pope Francis Reins in U.S. Bishops’ Measures Against Sex Abuse

Pope Francis has temporarily suspended efforts by the United States bishops to address the issue of clerical sex abuse, ordering them to wait until he can meet with them in February together with the presidents of other national bishops’ conferences from around the world.

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Pew: Confidence in Pope Francis Plunges Among U.S. Catholics

Pope Francis’ approval rating among U.S. Catholics has struck an all-time low in the face of his refusal to answer allegations that he rehabilitated serial homosexual abuser Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Pew revealed Tuesday.

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, retired Archbishop of Washington, announced he was stepping down from the ministry Wednesday amid allegations of sexual abuse. File photo by Patrick D. McDermott/UPI

Vatican Whistleblower Insists Pope Francis Covered for Abuser McCarrick

The former papal nuncio to the United States published a 4-page statement Thursday reiterating his accusation that Pope Francis knew of the serial homosexual abuse of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick at least since 2013 yet made him “one of his principal agents in governing the Church.”