Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Wilton Gregory’

Cardinal Gregory “saddened” by divisions in US Church

Thursday, September 30th, 2021
Cardinal Gregory "saddened"

The first African American cardinal, Wilton Gregory of Washington said he is “saddened” by the tensions in the US church and sees it as part of his job to bolster Pope Francis’ ministry. The 73-year-old was elevated to the College of Cardinals last November. He spoke from his titular church in the northern outskirts of Read more

Rare moment of criticism; Washington DC Cardinal’s takes on President Biden

Monday, September 13th, 2021
rare moment of criticism

Cardinal Wilton Gregory says US President, Joe Biden is not demonstrating Catholic teaching with his recent comments on abortion. Gregory’s comment is a rare moment of criticism by the Cardinal Archbishop of Washington DC. Discussing a new Texas law that bans abortions after six weeks, Biden recently said he did not agree that life begins Read more

Cardinal Gregory prays on TV for 500,000 Americans killed by Covid-19

Thursday, February 25th, 2021
Cardinal Gregory on CNN

Washington Cardinal Wilton Gregory appeared on CNN offering a prayer for the 500,000 Americans who have died from Covid-19. In the prayer, Gregory asked God to “grant eternal peace to all our sisters and brothers lost to this disease.” “Let us now open our hearts to recall those who have died from the coronavirus,” Cardinal Read more

America’s first black cardinal speaks of racism

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

America’s first black cardinal, Wilton Gregory, made history last year when he became the first Black American to be appointed a cardinal in the Catholic Church. On the way, he says he faced plenty of discrimination due to his skin colour. “I don’t know of any African American who hasn’t tasted the bitter cup of Read more