Theodore Edgar McCarrick
Despite restrictions imposed by the Vatican, Theodore McCarrick was allowed to rise in the ranks and play prominent diplomatic roles under Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis.
A Gallup survey has found that the church's sex abuse scandal is causing Catholics to question their membership.
The former U.S. cardinal is the highest profile church figure to be dismissed from the priesthood in modern times.
Cardinal Marc Ouellet accused the papal critic of “calumny and defamation.”
They seek to hold the church hierarchy accountable for how it handled allegations against ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.
Here's how Pope Francis and U.S. Catholic leaders have responded to allegations swirling around ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.
An 11-page letter accuses top Vatican officials of letting Theodore McCarrick become a cardinal despite being aware of his abuse record.
As the church debates its next moves, American Catholics demand swift and concrete action on predator priests.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignations of Australia's Archbishop Philip Wilson and the U.S.'s Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.
McCarrick has been ordered to conduct a "life of prayer and penance" until a church trial is held.