Theodore E. McCarrick

Born and raised in New York City, Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick was ordained to the priesthood in 1958, following formation at St. Joseph’s Seminary. McCarrick pursued graduate work to earn a Ph.D. in sociology at The Catholic University of America, where he also held several administrative positions before being selected as president of the Catholic University of Puerto Rico in 1965. Later appointed an auxiliary bishop of New York, McCarrick was named by Pope John Paul II as the first bishop of Metuchen in New Jersey, and later served as the archbishop of Newark and of Washington. He was elevated to the College of Cardinals in 2001.