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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Fordham University rescinded an honorary degree and other honors it had granted McCarrick

On July 5, Fordham University rescinded an honorary degree and other honors it had granted McCarrick.

Fordham University Statement | Cardinal McCarrick 

...Accordingly, the University Board of Trustees has voted to rescind Cardinal McCarrick’s honorary degree and other honors the University has conferred upon him. In taking these steps, we acknowledge the extraordinary and long-lasting harm done to children who were sexually abused by clergy members. While we can never fully repair the sins of the past, we must respect the experience of abuse survivors, and accord them all the love and compassion of which we are capable.

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Update: Catholic universities withdraw honorary degrees from McCarrick

Washington D.C., Jul 31, 2018 / 10:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Two Catholic universities have withdrawn honorary degrees from Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, amid numerous allegations of sexual assault and misconduct.
The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. and Fordham University in New York both announced in recent weeks that they were rescinding the honorary degrees.
A substantial and credible allegation of child sexual abuse against McCarrick was made public in June.
In recent weeks, McCarrick has faced several additional allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct. These include charges that he pressured seminarians and priests into sexual relationships, and another reported allegation that he had a serially sexually abusive relationship with a child.
The Catholic University of America said July 30 that its board had voted unanimously to revoke McCarrick’s 2006 honorary degree, the first time the university has done so in its history.

McCarrick had been a student at The Catholic University of America, where he earned his Master’s degree and Ph.D. in the 1960s. He later served in various roles at the university, including assistant chaplain, dean of students, development director, chancellor, and a member of the Board of Trustees.

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