Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Wilton Gregory’

Archbishop strikes high note with youth, LGBT Catholics Comments 0

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

LGBT Catholics are reacting positively to a Facebook Live video showing Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington’s words of support for the transgender community. “Hi, my name is Rory and I worship with Dignity Washington,” Rory told Gregory at one of the recent archdiocesan-hosted Theology on Tap events. “My question is what place do I have Read more

You cannot be a Catholic and sit on the sidelines Comments 0

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

“You cannot be a Catholic and sit on the sidelines,” Washington’s Archbishop Gregory told hundreds of young people at a Theology on Tap meetup. “To be a member of the Church means you’ve got to get in and get your hands dirty in the mix of the whole arena of faith from what we believe Read more

Washington archbishop takes on US president Comments 0

Monday, August 5th, 2019

Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington has spoken out against the racist, divisive tweets President Donald Trump has been making about his critics in Congress. Defending his right to voice his concerns, Gregory says there are times “when a pastor and a disciple of Jesus is called to speak out to defend the dignity of all Read more

Washington’s new archbishop pledges new era of openness Comments 0

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

At his installation mass as the seventh Archbishop of Washington, Wilton Gregory pledged a new era of openness in the Washington, DC diocese. “I want to be a welcoming shepherd who laughs with you whenever we can, who cries with you whenever we must, and who honestly confesses his faults and failings before you when Read more

Washington gets Wilton Gregory, a great bishop Comments 0

Monday, April 8th, 2019
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The appointment of Wilton Gregory as archbishop of Washington, D.C., is good news for the church, the city and the country. The only drawback is his age. Gregory, 71, will have to submit his resignation when he reaches 75, the age when every bishop must submit his resignation. Whoever the pope is in December of Read more

Is Archbishop Wilton Gregory the right man for Washington? Comments 0

Monday, April 1st, 2019

It’s (almost) official: Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta will be appointed the next Archbishop of Washington, according to Ed Condon of the Catholic News Agency. The office has technically been vacant since the last archbishop, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, resigned in October. Wuerl had been damaged by claims that he covered up sex abuse in his previous diocese Read more

US archbishop restricts who can bring guns to church Comments 0

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

An American archbishop will ban the presence of all guns in Catholic institutions in his archdiocese, except those carried by authorised officers. Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta did this in response to a new Georgia law that will allow licensed gun owners to carry arms into schools, churches and other places. “Before this legislation takes Read more

Altanta archbishop’s controversial $2.2million residence to be sold Comments 0

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory will move out of his controversial US$2.2million residence next month and it will be sold. The proceeds will go towards the needs of the local Catholic community. There had been public and media criticism about the archbishop’s new residence. Continue reading   Related Posts:Pope accepts resignation of controversial archbishopSydney archbishop back Read more

US archbishop backs down on extravagant residence plans Comments 3

Friday, April 4th, 2014

An American archbishop has bowed to pressure from his flock against plans for building a US$2.2million, 575 square metre mansion. Altanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory has apologised to Catholics in his archdiocese for failing to consider the pastoral implications of his plans. He regretted the impression his new home sent to Catholics in his area who Read more

US archdiocese’s property plans from bequest criticised Comments 0

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Plans by Atlanta archdiocese for part of a bequest from a relative of “Gone With The Wind” author Margaret Mitchell have been criticised as excessive. About US $4.4million has been or is to be spent on residences for priests and Archbishop Wilton Gregory. The money came from a US$15 million bequest from Joseph Mitchell, nephew Read more