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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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).
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.
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.
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."
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Aug 06, 2005 Sisters
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.