Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Timeline
ROME — Theodore McCarrick had a nearly six-decade-long career as a priest, bishop and cardinal before revelations about his sexual abuse of young men led to his removal from the priesthood in 2019.To help prepare for the expected Nov. 10 release of the Vatican’s report on how the disgraced ex-cardinal was able to rise through the ranks of the American hierarchy, NCR has prepared the following timeline of some of the major events in McCarrick’s career.
May 31, 1958:
Theodore McCarrick is ordained a priest by New York Cardinal Francis Spellman.
McCarrick serves as the president of the Catholic University of Puerto Rico. He is made a monsignor by Pope Paul VI in 1965.