Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Donald W Wuerl’

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

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

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

North America’s largest Catholic church finished: 100 years later

Monday, December 11th, 2017

North America’s largest Catholic church is now complete. The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception¬†in Washington, DC took 100 years from the first turn of the spade until the dome was complete. After the Crypt Church was finished in 1931, construction on the Upper Church began. This halted during the Great Depression Read more