Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Wuerl’

Cardinal Wuerl on his resignation, Pope Francis’ letter and more

Monday, October 15th, 2018

In an exclusive conversation with America, conducted Oct. 11, Cardinal Donald Wuerl spoke about the reasons he asked the pope to accept his resignation, stating that “what is important now is to be able to move beyond the questions of doubt, fallibility and not concentrating on myself but helping this church to get to a Read more

Who wants to be a bishop?

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Just a few months ago – though it seems like years – Washington, DC was the most coveted see in America. Though not the largest or wealthiest diocese, its archbishop is often the most politically well-connected cleric in the United States. All that changed when its former archbishop, Theodore McCarrick, was revealed to be a Read more

McCarrick kept a robust public presence during years he was allegedly sanctioned

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

While Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò makes a number of accusations against former and current Vatican officials in his 11-page letter, there is only one he aims at Pope Francis. Vigano alleges Pope Francis knew former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick had “corrupted generations of seminarians and priests” but nonetheless decided to lift sanctions. Sanctions that included “a Read more

#RebuildMyChurch: Cardinal Wuerl accidentally points the way

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Last night I discovered that the Archdiocese of Washington, DC appears to have commissioned some PR help and created a website meant to support and/or protect the prelate’s reputation. You can find it at The Wuerl Record. * This is the sort of action we usually see being taken by a Chairman of the Board, Read more

Cardinal reacts to Planned Parenthood Georgetown talk

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

A US cardinal has celebrated a Mass for Life near Jesuit Georgetown University after the institution hosted a lecture from an abortion provider. Cardinal Donald Wuerl celebrated Mass at Epiphany Church in Washington, a few blocks from Georgetown. This was one day after the university hosted a lecture by Cecile Richards, the CEO of Planned Read more

Doubts if US bishops’ election guide reflects Francis

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Sharp debate on the degree to which US bishops should adjust their priorities to match those of Pope Francis preceded approval of an election-year guide. The US bishops, meeting this week in Baltimore, approved an election guide called “Faithful Citizenship”. It stresses the moral imperative to evaluate political candidates according to their position on marriage Read more

Cardinal slams synod commission which includes NZ prelate

Friday, October 16th, 2015

A South African cardinal has admitted signing a letter to Pope Francis criticising the make-up of a commission which includes New Zealand’s Cardinal John Dew. Cardinal Wilfred Napier of Durban told Crux that he shares concerns about “the choice of the people that are writing up the final document” for the synod. Pope Francis appointed Read more

Papal Mass in Washington will be in Spanish

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Pope Francis will use the Spanish language in celebrating the canonisation Mass for Blessed Junipero Serra in Washington, DC, later this month. Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington said that this is in recognition of the US’s large Hispanic population and the fact that Serra spoke Spanish. Spanish is also the Pope’s native tongue and Francis Read more