‘I think it’s long overdue’: Catholics in D.C., where McCarrick once presided, are both relieved and dismayed


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Source: The Washington Post

By Julie ZauzmerKatherine Shaver Maria Sacchetti

For decades, he was one of the faces of the Catholic church, representing the Vatican all over the world — and nowhere more so than in Washington.

On Saturday, the former leader of Washington’s Catholics became no longer Cardinal McCarrick, no longer Archbishop McCarrick, not even Rev. McCarrick. Just Theodore McCarrick, disgraced for sexually abusing minors and adults, and punished more severely than any Catholic cardinal ever has been for abuse.

For the local church that he once led and where he was widely beloved, it was a stunning moment.

“Justice has been done, but healing will still have to go on in the church,” said Patricia McGuire, the president of Washington’s Trinity University. “A lot of Catholics, including people in leadership positions like me, a lot of us feel so let down and disgusted. We’re trying to find a way to pick ourselves up, faithful to the church but wary of who we’re dealing with. I hate to say it, but I think it’s blown a hole through the whole trust relationship. … If we can’t count on religious leaders to be truthful and honest, who can we trust?”

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