Posts Tagged ‘Archdiocese of Washington’

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

I will always tell you the truth, vows Washington’s new archbishop Comments 0

Monday, April 8th, 2019

In his first public appearance as the Archbishop of Washington, 71-year old Wilton Gregory repeatedly promised always to tell the truth. “I believe that the only way I can serve the local archdiocese is by telling you the truth,” he said several times in a news conference. “This is obviously a moment fraught with challenges Read more

New leadership for Washington archdiocese possible Comments 0

Monday, September 10th, 2018

New leadership may be on the cards for the Washington archdiocese. Although he has not mentioned standing down, Cardinal Donald Wuerl has acknowledged calls from local priests and others for new leadership. Allegations he mishandled clergy sex abuse reports – such as in relation to the alleged sexually coercive behavior of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick – Read more

Washington archdiocese sues metro Comments 0

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

A lawsuit against Washington city’s metro (WMATA) system was filed on Tuesday by the Washington archdiocese. The lawsuit was filed after the metro system banned the archdiocese’s Christmas ads. A series of ads promoting Christmas Mass schedules and ways to help the needy during the holiday season had been prepared. They were to be shown Read more