Theodore Edgar Cardinal McCarrick Theodore Edgar Cardinal McCarrick
Archbishop of Washington, D.C., USA
Cardinal Priest of Santi Nereo e Achilleo
Jul 07, 1930
Feb 21, 2001
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English Mar 11, 2017
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McCarrick, en 2013: "La gente encontrar
English Jul 26, 2015
Why we can applaud the Iran deal in good faith
By Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick July 16 2015.
English Jun 27, 2014
Globe-trotting Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is almost 84, and working harder than ever
The day before a newly elected Pope Francis was to be formally installed at the Vatican in 2013, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was celebrating Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica when he passed out at the altar and had to be rushed to the hospital.
English Apr 12, 2014
Cardinal Theodore McCarrick: Attacking Other People’s Beliefs Is Not Freedom of Speech
The former Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick says that none of the divine religions permits and discounts the humiliation of the followers and sacraments of other religions and scoffing at what millions of people hold to be sacred and holy is not allowed or commended by any religion.
English Jan 25, 2012
Cardinal McCarrick: ‘If we stop loving people we are in terrible trouble’
German Sept 09, 2010
USA: Kardinal verlangt Plan für Irak
English Jul 14, 2010
Cardinal McCarrick turns 80; number of cardinal-electors drops to 107
English Oct 13, 2009
Cardinal Mccarrick brings Catholic Bishops’ Perspective to Senate hearing on Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Spanish Oct 13, 2009
Cardenal McCarrick testifica ante el Senado sobre la Reforma Integral del Sistema Inmigratorio
English Aug 29, 2009
At Kennedy burial, notes to and from pope
One last surprise from the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy: at his burial service in Washington tonight, Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick read excerpts from the exchange of letters between the dying senator and the Vatican.
English Jun 29, 2009
Priesthood is 'an enormous gift', says cardinal
Spanish Jun 05, 2008
Cardenal Theodore McCarrick: una vida dedicada a los demás
Celebró 50º aniversario de ordenación.
English May 31, 2008
Golden Ted
This afternoon, 50 years to the day of his priestly ordination, Washington's Cardinal Theodore McCarrick will mark the milestone with a public Mass in DC's Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
English May 24, 2008
Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick Commencement Address
Father President, Your Excellency, Bishop D’Arcy, my dear brother priests, my dear Brothers and Sisters in Consecrated Life, members of the faculty and administration, my dear fellow graduates of the Class of 2008 and, in a special way, your mothers and fathers and your families. I want to say that the valedictorian really set the bar very high for the rest of us this afternoon.
French Apr 10, 2008
Les Etats-Unis attendent le Pape Benoît XVI
Cité du Vatican, le 10 avril 2008  - E.S.M. - Le pape Benoît XVI se rendra aux Etats-Unis la semaine prochaine, 9 ans après la visite de Jean Paul II dans ce pays. Voici un extrait d'une interview du cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick, archevêque émérite de Washington à paraître dans l’hebdomadaire Famille Chrétienne.
English Oct 16, 2007
Former Catholic Cardinal, Pro-Abortion Group Blast Communion Denial Quote
A former Catholic cardinal and a leading pro-abortion "Catholic" group have blasted comments by St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke who said he would deny communion to Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani because of his position favoring abortion.
English Oct 12, 2007
US cardinal: Catholic church must speak louder against abortion
The retired archbishop of Washington said Thursday that the prospect of both major party presidential candidates favoring abortion rights is evidence the Catholic Church must more forcefully preach on the issue.
Italian Sept 11, 2007
Il cardinale McCarrick al Simposio in Groenlandia
Tutte le religioni impegnate a salvare la bellezza del Creato.
English Jul 31, 2007
U.S. must do more to aid Iraqi refugees, prelates tell U.S. state secretary
Just back from a trip to the Middle East, a U.S. cardinal and a bishop are pressing Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to do more to help Iraqi refugees.
English Jul 12, 2007
President Assad Reviews with Cardinal McCarrick and Bishop DiMarzio Situation in Region
President Bashar al-Assad reviewed on Thursday with  Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Archbishop Emeritus of Washington and Catholic Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of the Brooklyn Diocese the strained situations in the Middle East.
English May 14, 2007
Confusion on communion for pro-choice politicians nothing new
English May 06, 2007
Have Confidence in Others
Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick is the archbishop emeritus of Washington, D.C.
English Apr 24, 2007
Pope will be a hit in Brazil
Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, a fluent Spanish speaker with deep ties to the church in Latin America, believes that Pope Benedict XVI will be a hit during his May 9-13 visit to Brazil for the Fifth General Conference of the Bishops of Latin America and the Caribbean.
English Mar 13, 2007
Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington named CSIS  counselor
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
English Oct 24, 2006
Cardinal McCarrick Continues to Conceal Rome's Insistence that Pro-Abort Politicians Be Denied Communion
Failure to mention central contents of crucial Ratzinger letter seemingly habitual for McCarrick. Part 1.
English Oct 24, 2006
Cardinal McCarrick and the Concealing of Rome's Position on Denying Communion
Whether intentional or not, the concealing of the Ratzinger document and the downplaying of seemingly clear statements from the Vatican has produced an atmosphere of controversy.
English Oct 21, 2006
Bishops urged to lobby politicians
'No compromises,' cardinal tells group
English Oct 06, 2006
Retired D.C. cardinal sees hope despite challenges
In the early 1960s, the future Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was a young priest earning a doctorate in sociology at the Catholic University of America. Some societal trends from that decade still resonate in the country and in the church nearly five decades later, Washington's retired archbishop said at a conference on "The Catholic Church in America: 2006."
English Oct 05, 2006
American Catholic Church trying to overcome ‘opt-out’ ethos
In the early 1960s, the future Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick was a young priest earning a doctorate in sociology at The Catholic University of America in Washington.
English Sept 16, 2006
D.C. Catholic cardinal urges restoration of civility to political discourse
By Cardinal Theodore McCarrick 9/15/2006 (
English Sept 11, 2006
McCarrick Returns From Survey Of Catholic Aid In Lebanon
Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, former Archbishop of Washington, D.C., returned Sunday afternoon from Lebanon, where he had conducted a weeklong survey of relief efforts there by Catholic Relief Services (CRS).
English Jul 25, 2006
Truth at the fifty-yard line?
In a series of talks and interviews surrounding the announcement of his retirement as archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick frequently told his favorite John Paul II story: the story of the Pope walking up the center aisle of the Newark cathedral in October 1995, touching people on both sides.
English Jul 03, 2006
Retiring Archbishop Gives Farewell Homily
He will miss it here. He will miss the nuns and the priests he has come to call friends. But shortly before Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick delivered his final homily as archbishop of Washington yesterday, he said he will most miss the people he has served the past five years.
English Jul 03, 2006
Retired cardinal offers to keep a hand in public policy in retirement
After decades of regularly testifying before Congress and attending White House meetings on public policy, Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick said that although he's now retired as Washington's archbishop he's open to keeping a hand in the political scene.
Italian Jun 28, 2006
La “Task force” sui politici cattolici è utile, afferma il Cardinal McCarrick
Tre anni fa, su suggerimento del Cardinale Theodore McCarrick, è stata creata una “task force” per affrontare la realtà dei politici cattolici le cui azioni pubbliche non sono conformi ai principi cattolici fondamentali.
English Jun 24, 2006
Cardinal Tells Grads Watch Out For The Little Guy
Archbishop of Washington D.C. Undergraduate Commencement Speaker
English Jun 24, 2006
Cardinal McCarrick Accuses his Brother Bishops of "Partisan" Politics
The task force appointed by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to "study" the issue of whether or not to give communion to Catholic politicians who persistently hold positions at odds with Catholic teaching has released its final report this weekend.
English Jun 24, 2006
McCarrick Urges Political Civility
Retiring Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who has spent five years as the Catholic Church's unofficial liaison to both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, is urging Catholic politicians to end the "politics of bitter division and polarization."
English Jun 15, 2006
Clarification to Remarks Made on CNN’s The Situation Room
Some remarks by Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, former Archbishop of Washington, that were made during an interview with Wolf Blitzer of CNN (air date June 7, 2006) were not clear and have been misinterpreted by some individuals. To prevent further confusion, the Cardinal issued the following clarification:
English Jun 14, 2006
Getting diocese off the ground labeled future cardinal different breed
In January 1982, when Theodore McCarrick was the newly appointed bishop of Metuchen, he hosted a dinner for the permanent deacons of the diocese and their wives.
English Jun 14, 2006
Torture 'morally intolerable,' says ad signed by Catholic cardinal, other religious leaders
Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick joined with 26 other faith leaders June 13 in calling for a clear U.S. policy against torture and cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment of detainees.
English Jun 14, 2006
Cardinal McCarrick says he will stay busy in retirement
Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the outgoing spiritual leader of the Archdiocese of Washington, said Monday that retirement won't bring an end to his active public life.
English Jun 14, 2006
Same-Sex Civil Unions Acceptable
Cardinal Disapproves Of Same-Sex Marriages.
English May 29, 2006
Bishop Wuerl Succeeding Cardinal McCarrick in D.C.
Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of Washington and appointed Bishop Donald Wuerl of Pittsburgh as his successor.
English Apr 27, 2006
Washington cardinal says retirement appears near
Washington Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick said, in an interview, that he believes his retirement is imminent.
English Apr 27, 2006
Illegals Aren't Criminals, Cardinal McCarrick Says
The head of the Washington, D.C., Archdiocese on Monday criticized immigration reform legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives because it would hinder the Catholic Church's ability to help the needy, he said.
English Apr 27, 2006
'When Did We See You a Stranger?' Cardinal Theodore McCarrick on Immigration
A Catholic leader says that supporting immigrants' rights is what God wants him to do.
Spanish Apr 22, 2006
Llevarán caso Posadas al Congreso de EU
El cardenal Theodore McCarrick, arzobispo de Washington, presentará mañana jueves ante la Cámara de Representantes el asesinato del cardenal Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo, ocurrido hace 13 años.
English Mar 15, 2006
Cardinal: Holy Land at critical stage
The Holy Land is at a critical moment in its history following the Hamas victory in Palestinian elections and preceding March 28 Israeli elections, said Washington Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick.
English Mar 11, 2006
US Cardinal Mc Carrick Visits Aboud, Hopes Change of the Wall's Route
Cardinal Mc Carrick, President of the American Catholic Bishops Conference, visited Friday the West Bank Village of Aboud and asserted his hope for a change of the route of the Apartheid Wall.
English Mar 11, 2006
President Abbas Receives Cardinal Mc Carrick
President Mahmoud Abbas received Friday in Ramallah Cardinal Mc Carrick, President of the American Catholic Bishops Conference.
Italian Mar 04, 2006
Il Cardinal McCarrick si unisce alla richiesta di una riforma dell’emigrazione
Il Cardinale Theodore McCarrick ha esortato il Presidente George Bush e il Congresso degli Stati Uniti a lavorare insieme per la promulgazione di una riforma dell’immigrazione.
English Jan 07, 2006
At 75, a cardinal's duties grow ever more delicate
He says he is old and exhausted and wants more time to read and to fish at the Jersey Shore, but Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, the archbishop of Washington and the former head of both the Metuchen and Newark dioceses, just keeps working.
English Jan 07, 2006
Cardinal McCarrick Looks Back on 2005
The Archbishop of Washington is reflecting on a tumultuous year that had him comforting victims of two natural disasters and dealing with the death of a beloved pope.
English Jan 07, 2006
Cardinal encourages more respect and civility this Christmas
"Happy Holidays" or "Merry Christmas." Whatever greeting is used, the Archbishop of Washington wants people to celebrate without creating battle lines.
English Dec 04, 2005
Use of Aborted Fetal Cells Prompts Probe at Catholic Institution
The letter last fall from an antiabortion group posed an unexpected quandary for Georgetown University Medical Center .
English Dec 04, 2005
'Protect the Interests of the Poor' in Trade Negotiations
In a private Oval Office meeting today Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick of Washington today urged President Bush to ensure that trade negotiations taking place this month in Hong Kong protect the interests of the poor around the world.
English Oct 03, 2005
Red Mass Homily by Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick
Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington, delivered the homily below at the October 2, 2005 Red Mass, which was held at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, DC.
English Sept 30, 2005
“Traditional Islam: The Path to Peace”
Address by King Abdullah II of Jordan. Remarks by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington and Catholic University of America Chancellor. The Catholic University of America - Columbus School of Law, Sept. 13, 2005
English Sept 28, 2005
Washington's Cardinal to Serve Past 75
Some two months after Cardinal Theodore McCarrick submitted his resignation on his 75th birthday, as required by church law, the Vatican has issued this edict: Not so fast.
English Aug 06, 2005
You know that I write a lot about vocations to the priesthood. This year especially, with the extraordinary number of changes in priestly assignments caused by our smaller numbers, has made the increasingly fewer members of our archdiocesan priestly community abundantly clear. By Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick.
English Jul 23, 2005
A Blessing for all of us
In my own life I remember having read his spiritual books, books of meditations, books that not only reveal his wisdom and brilliance but also his humility, his piety and his own personal goodness.  .By Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington.
English Jul 15, 2005
Thinking of You
Somehow, 75 seems to be a special number. My family talks about it a lot; so much so, that one of the littlest of the youngsters has started calling out Bingo every time the number is mentioned! By Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick.
English Jul 15, 2005
Cardinal says Catholics can believe that God guided evolution
Washington Cardinal Theodore McCarrick says Catholics don’t have to believe in Creationism -- the Bible’s account of God creating Adam and Eve and the universe in six days.
English Jul 15, 2005
Cardinal Discusses Future of Catholic Church, New Pope
Pope Benedict XVI will continue the legacy of Pope John Paul II through open dialogue as he leads more than 1 billion Roman Catholics, said one of the 115 cardinals who helped elect him.
Spanish Jun 30, 2005
La Iglesia en Estados Unidos es sumamente hispana y esto «es una bendición»
Del 23 al 26 de junio ha tenido lugar en El Paso, Texas, la histórica Conferencia Binacional de Obispos de México y Estados Unidos donde han participado cerca de 200 personas relacionadas con el fenómeno de la migración.
English Jun 29, 2005
Immigration reform Church goal
The time for immigration reform has come, U.S. and Mexican Catholic workers assembled in El Paso said as the groundbreaking Binational Migration Conference opened Thursday.
English May 05, 2005
Cardinal McCarrickto seek retirement at 75
Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, archbishop of Washington, said yesterday he is interested in retiring when he turns 75 in July: "I'll be writing my [retirement] letter, and I'm certainly open to retirement. I have a thousand things I could do, or at least I think I could do," Cardinal McCarrick told The Washington Times yesterday.
English May 02, 2005
McCarrick invites pope to visit U.S.
Washington Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick said that while in Rome, he invited Pope Benedict XVI to visit the nation's capital "someday" soon.
English Apr 28, 2005
Cardinal Would Allow Pro-Abortion Politicians to Speak. Would He Allow White Supremacists?
The Boston Globe reports today that Washington Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has said he supports allowing politicians who disagree with Church teaching on issues such as abortion to speak at Catholic colleges.
English Apr 24, 2005
Cardinal McCarrick confident in new Pope's "collegial" approach
Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of Washington, who clashed with Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger last year in a controversy over administering Communion to pro-abortion politicians, has urged the media not to pre-judge the newly elected Pope Benedict XVI.
English Mar 21, 2005
Address to the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism, Washington
Address to the Union of American Hebrew Congregations on the Occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism, Washington Hebrew Congregation, Washington, DC. March 11, 2001. By Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick.
English Oct 27, 2004
No Expansion of the Death Penalty
Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has urged U.S. House and Senate conferees working on post-9/11 legislation to report out a final bill without the expansion of the death penalty for terrorists.
English Oct 18, 2004
October, the Respect Life Month
As we get deep into this month, I wanted to remind all of us that October has always been Respect Life Month in a very special way. There are three areas that I would like to bring to your attention: abortion, euthanasia and stem cell research. By Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.
English Sept 18, 2004
Card. McCarrick vs. Card. Arinze
You may remember that in April, Cardinal Arinze, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of Sacraments issued at the Pope's request an Eucharistic instruction, "Redemptionis Sacramentum.' He warned that manifest persons who are 'unambiguously pro-abortion" must be refused Communion.
English Sept 16, 2004
Leading the House of Representatives in Prayer
From the Congressional Record Online via GPO Access, 16 October 2001.
English Sept 15, 2004
Patrick J. Buchanan on Card. McCarrick
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has set up, under Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of Washington, a seven-member task force to study what the sanction should be for Catholic politicians who vote to fund abortions and vote against judges who believe the unborn have a right to life.
English Sept 14, 2004
Cardinal McCarrick and America’s Bishops Do Not Follow Card. Ratzinger
America’s bishops have chosen not to follow Vatican guidelines over the distribution of Communion to pro-abortion politicians, it emerged this week.
English Sept 12, 2004
Card McCarrick Downplays Ratzinger Letter on Denying Holy Communion
Washington Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick downplayed a letter to the U.S. Catholic bishops from the Vatican's chief doctrinal watchdog on whether priests should refuse Communion to pro-choice Catholic politicians.
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