Tag: Cardinal Wuerl

Washington Archdiocese releases names of priests accused of abuse

Washington Archdiocese releases names of priests accused of abuse

| October 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of Washington has voluntarily released the names of abusive priests and stated that there have been no credible claims of abuse made against archdiocesan priests in almost 20 years.

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Pope accepts Cardinal Wuerl’s resignation as archbishop of Washington

Pope accepts Cardinal Wuerl’s resignation as archbishop of Washington

| October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Wuerl had been facing pressure to resign after an Aug. 14 grand jury report detailing sexual abuse claims in six Pennsylvania dioceses painted a mixed picture of how he handled some of the cases when he was bishop in Pittsburgh from 1988 until 2006.

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Path to healing starts with seeking forgiveness, Cardinal Wuerl says

Path to healing starts with seeking forgiveness, Cardinal Wuerl says

| Mark Zimmermann | September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

A “Season of Healing” for sexual abuse survivors began in the Archdiocese of Washington with a Sept. 14 Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle.

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Washington cardinal to meet with pope to discuss resignation

Washington cardinal to meet with pope to discuss resignation

| Mark Zimmermann | September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Saying that the best way to serve the Catholic Church as it moves into the future, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington announced he plans to meet soon with Pope Francis to discuss the resignation that he submitted three years ago when he turned 75, as required by canon law.

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Cardinal Wuerl addresses church’s ‘pain, confusion and disillusionment’

Cardinal Wuerl addresses church’s ‘pain, confusion and disillusionment’

| Mark Zimmermann | September 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Addressing the clergy abuse crisis in the church will require “wider lay engagement, more realized accountability and evident transparency,” said Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl at the end of a Sept. 2 Mass in Washington.

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Cardinal Wuerl’s letter to priests expresses ‘anguish’ for suffering

Cardinal Wuerl’s letter to priests expresses ‘anguish’ for suffering

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Wuerl asked the priests of his archdiocese to accept his “contrition for any suffering I have caused, as well as the grace to find, with you, ways of healing, ways of offering fruitful guidance in this darkness.”

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Church leaders view religious freedom order as positive step

Church leaders view religious freedom order as positive step

| Carol Zimmermann | May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Many religious leaders viewed President Donald Trump’s executive order on religious freedom, which he signed in a White House Rose Garden ceremony May 4, as a step in the right direction.

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U.S. Supreme Court sends Zubik case back to lower courts

U.S. Supreme Court sends Zubik case back to lower courts

The U.S. Supreme Court May 16 sent the Zubick v. Burwell case, which challenges the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive requirement for employers, back to the lower courts.

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Archbishop Hebda has right qualities for the job, say local and national Catholic leaders

Archbishop Hebda has right qualities for the job, say local and national Catholic leaders

| March 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

“He’s a gift for the archdiocese from Pope Francis,” Bishop Sirba said. “Through the mercy of God, Pope Francis heard the prayers of the people of the archdiocese and is sending them a shepherd, a very loving, good man. He will be someone who will walk with the people and be with them in their needs.”

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Why Catholics call churches home

Why Catholics call churches home

| Mark Zimmermann | July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

In new book, cardinal and co-author explain features of a typical Catholic church

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