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Cupich and Wuerl Collaborated on Alternative Sex Abuse Proposal

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Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago and Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington collaborated extensively on a recently proposed policy for handling abuse allegations against bishops, CNA has learned. Cupich submitted the plan Tuesday to leaders of the U.S. bishops’ conference, proffering it as an alternative to a proposal that had been devised by conference officials and […]

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Viganò Corroboration #1: Former Nunciature Official Says ‘Vigano Said the Truth’

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Monsignor Jean-François Lantheaume, the former first counsellor at the apostolic nunciature in Washington D.C., has said that the former nuncio, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, told “the truth” in his explosive statement released to the press on Aug. 25. The 11-page document contains specific allegations that senior bishops and cardinals have been aware of the allegations […]

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Abuse Accusations Bring Scrutiny for McCarrick’s Charity Fund

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Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s roles included service on the boards of at least two foundations that gave over $500,000 combined to his personally overseen fund at the Archdiocese of Washington over a decade’s time. While the archdiocese says no irregularities have been found, CNA’s examination of tax records provides more insight into the archbishop’s areas […]