WASHINGTON – The Catholic University of America announced July 30 that it was withdrawing the 2006 honorary degree awarded to then-Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, in light of recent sexual abuse allegations.This was the first time the university has rescinded an honourary degree.On July 5, the board of trustees at Jesuit-run Fordham University in New York similarly rescinded an honorary degree the university has given to the retired archbishop of Washington.A message posted on the school’s website from university’s president, Father Joseph McShane, said the action was to “acknowledge the extraordinary and long-lasting harm done to children who were sexually abused

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