Theodore Edgar Cardinal McCarrick Theodore Edgar Cardinal McCarrick
Function:
Archbishop of Washington, D.C., USA
Title:
Cardinal Priest of Santi Nereo e Achilleo
Birthdate:
Jul 07, 1930
Country:
USA
Elevated:
Feb 21, 2001
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English Leading the House of Representatives in Prayer
Sept 16, 2004
From the Congressional Record Online via GPO Access, 16 October 2001.

HIS EMINENCE, THEODORE CARDINAL McCARRICK, ARCHBISHOP OF WASHINGTON

(Mrs. MORELLA asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)

Mrs. MORELLA. Madam Speaker, it is my honor and privilege this  afternoon to welcome His Eminence, Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington. I want to thank him for offering the opening  prayer.

Cardinal McCarrick has a long and distinguished record of service to  the Church in New York, Puerto Rico, New Jersey, and now here in  Washington, which includes my district of Montgomery County, Maryland.  He certainly is a gift to the Archdiocese of Washington. The  Archdiocese is very diverse with a population that has both common and  also specific needs. Upon being named to the College of Cardinals this year, he said that his new responsibilities will not change his pledge  to reach out “to serve the poor and the stranger among us with all my  heart and strength.” And he has been doing just that.

Ordained as a priest for the Archdiocese of New York in 1958, Cardinal McCarrick received a Ph.D. from and held several posts at the  Catholic University of America here in Washington. He has served as the  President of the Catholic University of Puerto Rico, auxiliary bishop  of New York, the first Bishop of Metuchen, New Jersey, and Archbishop of Newark.

He was installed as Archbishop of Washington on January 3, 2001; and 7 weeks later, he was elevated to the College of Cardinals by Pope John  Paul II. He is known for his efforts on behalf of international human rights, religious freedom and migration, and serves on the U.S.  Commission for International Religious Freedom. He also speaks many  languages.

Madam Speaker, on behalf of my colleagues, I thank Cardinal McCarrick for leading us in prayer today. I welcome him to the United States  House of Representatives. We appreciate his presence, his guidance and  his blessing on this House as we begin our critical work today.
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