Cardinal McCarrick, at 82, still active in international diplomacy
Catholic World News - June 17, 2014
The Washington Post profiles Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the retired Archbishop of Washington, who at 82 continues to take on special diplomatic assignments.
Cardinal McCarrick, who admits that he never fully won the confidence of Pope Benedict XVI, reports that he is more comfortable in his relationship with Pope Francis. He has made trips recently to represent the Vatican, the US State department, and Catholic Relief Services.
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Posted by: Nuage -
Jun. 17, 2014 8:39 PM ET USA
Cdl. McCarrick's support of an active homosexual lifestyle is no secret to the authorities in the Vatican. Pope Benedict's "coolness" towards this notorious but politically popular prelate was more than justified. Pope Francis' admiration of Cdl. McCarrick is troublesome, to say the least. His former diocese had to close and sell his beach house following the public scandal it created. What does it take to clean up the corruption? Lives ruined, souls lost, millions in debt. Enough is enough!
Posted by: unum -
Jun. 17, 2014 5:52 PM ET USA
McCarrick is one of our great politician-bishops. I remember when he forgot to mention a couple of the caveats the Vatican included in comments on a measure he wanted passed by the USCCB. He fits right in in Washington with the politicians and diplomats!