McCarrick is known for serving on an advisory committee for the U.S. secretary of state
Bill Clinton’s trusted ‘spiritual advisor’ Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, has been charged with the rape of a minor according to reports.
McCarrick, the Cardinal emeritus of Washington, D.C. is accused of sexually abusing young children 50 years ago when he was a priest in the Archdiocese of New York.
McCarrick is widely known for serving on an advisory committee for the U.S. secretary of state during the Clinton administration, also serving on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom between 1999 to 2001.
McCarrick served as bishop from 1982 to 1986, there are currently no records of abusing minors between those dates.
New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced that McCarrick had been barred from exercising his priestly ministry because of the pedophilia allegations.
“The review board found the allegations credible and substantiated,” Dolan’s statement said.
“The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, at the direction of Pope Francis, has instructed Cardinal McCarrick that he is no longer to exercise publicly his priestly ministry.”
DaiyWire reports: McCarrick said he has “no recollection” of the reported abuse while accepting his removal from public ministry.
“While I have absolutely no recollection of this reported abuse, and believe in my innocence, I am sorry for the pain the person who brought the charges has gone through, as well as for the scandal such charges cause our people,” the Cardinal said in a statement.
Cardinal McCarrick leaves behind a legacy of liberal Catholicism.
He has defied Rome’s orders to bar pro-abortion politicians from receiving Holy Communion and told CNN in 2006 that he supported same-sex civil unions, in defiance of core Catholic dogma which limits marriage to one man and one woman.
He claims he merely “misspoke” on the issue.
“McCarrick had also played down the abortion issue in 2009 at the late Senator Ted Kennedy’s burial when speaking about the manifestly pro-abortion and pro-gay ‘marriage’ senator’s political legacy,” reports LifeSiteNews.
“McCarrick read excerpts from a letter Kennedy wrote to Pope Benedict at the burial, in which Kennedy told the pope he’d always tried to be a faithful Catholic.”
The Church’s sexual abuse crisis strongly correlates to a mid-century rise in power of ultra-liberal Bishops and Cardinals who promoted looser, watered-down interpretations of Church teachings and permitted relaxed standards for seminarians in their diocese, often marginalizing traditional, orthodox Catholics in favor of leftists who openly embraced a culture of death.