Theodore McCarrick

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick outside the Dedham District Court on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. | Joe Bukuras / CNA

Former U.S. Cardinal Ruled Incompetent to Face Criminal Trial for Sexual Assault

Aug 30, 2023

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick is not competent to stand trial on criminal sexual abuse charges in Massachusetts, a state district judge ruled Wednesday in criminal court. 

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Former American Cardinal Faces Fifth Civil Sex Abuse Lawsuit

Jul 31, 2021

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick now faces a fifth civil sex abuse lawsuit in New Jersey, after he was criminally charged in a Massachusetts district court this week for sexually assaulting a teenage boy.

Theodore McCarrick before his laicization. Copyright

Former American Cardinal Criminally Charged with Sexual Assault of Teenage Boy

Jul 29, 2021

Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has reportedly been charged with sexual assault of a teenage boy, a crime alleged to have occurred in the 1970s. 

Theodore McCarrick talks with other church leaders at the Spring meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops June 15, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. / Scott Olson/Getty

McCarrick Report: Vatican Details McCarrick's Career and Decades of Sexual Misconduct

Nov 10, 2020

The Vatican’s Secretariat of State published Tuesday a report on Theodore McCarrick, saying that the Holy See had received inaccurate information about McCarrick from three New Jersey bishops before McCarrick’s 2001 appointment as archbishop of Washington.

Theodore McCarrick arrives at the Vatican on March 5, 2013. Credit:

Parolin: On McCarrick Report Release, Pope Francis Has "final word"

Feb 6, 2020

Pope Francis will make the final decision on when to publish a highly-anticipated report on former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said Thursday.