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  • Pope Francis makes an important move at the synod

    10/11/2014 11:12:06 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 77 replies
    JohnThavis.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | John Thavis
    The Vatican just announced that Pope Francis has named six additional prelates to help write the revised relatio for the Synod of Bishops, to be released Monday. At the risk of oversimplifying, they all seem to be on the pope’s wavelength when it comes to promoting pastoral mercy. They will assist Cardinal Peter Erdo, the primary drafter of the relatio, and two other synod officials, in the task of summing up the first week of spirited synod debate in a document that will form the basis for future discussion. Sources in Rome view the revised relatio as the key document...
  • The Secret Synod Freak Show, Brought to You by Pope Francis

    10/10/2014 2:01:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 34 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | 10/09/14 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    A shockingly blunt title indeed. But as entirely predictable events unfold in the New Synod Hall—wherein, we are told, all things will be made new—why should we bother with nuance? After all, we have a Pope who is no friend of nuance and whose intentions could not have been more crudely expressed over the past eighteen months of astonishing insults and denigration of practically all the elements of apostolic and ecclesiastical tradition. Francis has clearly been preparing for this moment since the day of his election, if not before, and now it has arrived in all its inglorious splendor. Beneath...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 April 2014

    04/20/2014 5:01:23 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 134 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 20 April 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    p>The Talk Shows April 20th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s ambassador to the U.S.; Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukraine’s prime minister; Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn.; Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Gov. Devil Patrick, D-Mass.; Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.THIS WEEK (ABC): Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont.; Lukman Faily, Iraq’s ambassador to the United States; Kim Beazley, Australia’s...
  • Canon Fire: Burke vs. Wuerl

    04/07/2014 5:10:13 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    New Oxford Review ^ | April 2014 | Christopher Manion
    In his guest column “On ‘Politicizing’ the Eucharist” (Dec.), Fr. Regis Scanlon explains the wisdom of canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law, which reads, “Those who are excommunicated…and others who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.” The argument over the canon’s application is not going to go away soon. Recent events, however, have significantly affected the prospects for applying this canon to pro-abortion politicians in the U.S.
  • The Scandal That Is Eating the Heart Out of the Catholic Church in America (Wuerl's Web of Lies)

    03/31/2014 2:43:50 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 53 replies
    American Life League ^ | March 24, 2014 | Fr. Vincent Fitzpatrick
    Cardinal Donald Wuerl has been the most outspoken of those bishops who refuse to obey Canon 915, but all of them are on record, as he is, as endorsing the commission of MORTAL SINS by their priests and other ministers of Communion. Cardinal Wuerl has even punished those who have obeyed Canon 915.
  • The Scandal That Is Eating the Heart Out of the Catholic Church in America

    03/28/2014 6:43:56 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 14 replies
    American Life League ^ | March 24, 2014 | Fr. Vincent Fitzpatrick
    It is said by many, including Cardinal Wuerl, that Communion should not be used as a political weapon. Absolutely true. And the reception of Communion is being used as a political weapon—by pro-abortion politicians. As long as they are permitted to receive Communion, the bishop (e.g., Cardinal Wuerl) endorses their claim to be “ardent Catholics” whose promotion of abortion is NO SIN.
  • The Scandal That Is Eating the Heart Out of the Catholic Church in America

    03/27/2014 6:21:24 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 35 replies
    American Life League ^ | March 24, 2014 | Fr. Vincent Fitzpatrick
    Cardinal Donald Wuerl has been the most outspoken of those bishops who refuse to obey Canon 915, but all of them [Wuerl, Dolan, O'Malley, Chaput, George...] are on record, as he is, as endorsing the commission of MORTAL SINS by their priests and other ministers of Communion. Cardinal Wuerl has even punished those who have obeyed Canon 915. Of course, this is something he has no right to do, because no bishop has the authority to command anyone to commit a mortal sin! “Bearing in mind the nature of the above-cited norm (cfr. n. 1), no ecclesiastical authority may dispense...
  • The Scandal That Is Eating the Heart Out of the Catholic Church in America [Catholic Caucus]

    03/26/2014 4:18:09 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 5 replies
    American Life League ^ | March 24, 2014 | Fr. Vincent Fitzpatrick
    [D]enial of Communion is not an option that MAY be chosen. It is MANDATED by Canon 915. No bishop, priest, or other minister of Communion is free to disobey Canon 915, for the simple reason that the action Canon 915 forbids is ALWAYS gravely sinful. It needs to be emphasized that Canon 915 is NOT a canon that may be “applied” or “not applied.” Canon 915 can only be obeyed or disobeyed. And disobeying Canon 915 is always gravely sinful. Canon 915 exists precisely because giving Communion to a person “obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin” is always gravely sinful....
  • Boom: this Easter, Archdiocese of Washington to bring in largest group of new Catholics ever

    03/11/2014 2:04:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | March 11, 2014 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Great news: Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, addressed those gathered at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion today that they came together to bear witness to “the desire of so many here to complete their journey that brings them into the Church, and by doing so to publically embrace the cross as the pathway not only to eternal life but to a richer and fuller experience of life now.”This Easter, 1,306 adults, teens and children will be baptized or confirmed as Catholics in the Archdiocese...
  • Michael Voris: Burke Out, Wuerl In

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6wDOryOYJ0&feature=youtube_gdata Saw this on another website. Voris says it is naďve to think this is no big deal.
  • The Vatican’s Left Turn Under Francis

    12/18/2013 11:10:23 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 53 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 12/17/13 | Rod Dreher
    "...American conservative Catholics who defend Pope Francis keep saying that Francis is truly orthodox, despite the fact that the liberal US media love him. Maybe they’re right. But the further we go into this pontificate, the more I wonder if liberals understand something about Pope Francis that conservatives do not."
  • Vatican Chief Justice: Nancy Pelosi Must Be Denied Communion

    09/23/2013 10:05:35 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 31 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 23, 2013 | Michael W. Chapman
    Cardinal Raymond Burke, archbishop emeritus of St. Louis, MO, and prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura at the Vatican. (CNSNews.com) -- Because of her longstanding support for abortion, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a Catholic, must be denied Communion under the law of the Catholic Church, said Cardinal Raymond Burke, head of the highest court at the Vatican. Cardinal Burke referenced his remarks about Pelosi to Canon Law--the law governing the Catholic Church--and specifically Canon 915, which says those Catholics who obstinately persevere “in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”...
  • Blatty Explains Canon Law Georgetown University Petition

    06/18/2013 9:44:41 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 7 replies
    http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org ^ | June 10, 2013 | Tim Drake
    In an interview with EWTN's "The World Over's" Raymond Arroyo, The Exorcist author and 1950 graduate, William Blatty spoke about the reasons for the canon law petition on Georgetown University that has been submitted to the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.'s Cardinal Donald Wuerl. The petition compiled by Blatty and The Cardinal Newman Society addresses numerous scandals at the University and whether it can continue to describe itself as Catholic. -
  • Cardinal Wuerl delivers outstanding homily in support of embattled Newman Center chaplain

    04/15/2013 6:28:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Feast of Eden ^ | 4/15/2013 | Dawn Eden
    Tonight I was proud to witness Washington Archbishop Donald Cardinal Wuerl deliver an outstanding defense of Father Greg Shaffer, the George Washington University Newman Center chaplain whom gay-rights activists are seeking to have removed for upholding Catholic teaching on homosexual acts.The defense came within a homily at a 7:30 p.m. student Mass that Wuerl concelebrated with Father Greg (as everyone calls him) and two former GW Newman Center chaplains at Washington, D.C.’s St. Stephen Martyr in Washington, D.C., the chaplaincy’s parent parish. The pews were packed with hundreds of students, the most I have ever seen at a campus Mass...
  • D.C. Archbishop Wuerl Fears Catholic Marriage Beliefs Seen as Hate Speech

    03/31/2013 12:48:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 31 Mar 2013 03:25 PM | Greg Richter
    The archbishop of Washington says that while the church is welcoming of everyone, including gay people, he fears the possibility of the church’s position that marriage is only for a man and a woman will be seen as bigotry or hate speech. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, appearing on Fox News Sunday, said the church can be welcoming of gay people who are legally married without recognizing those marriages within the church itself. …
  • As Catholics Go, So Goes the Nation

    06/04/2012 6:00:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2012 | Salena Zito
    Worry about eroding religious freedom could sway Catholic voters further away from President Barack Obama, and the Catholic voting bloc typically predicts the winner in presidential elections. Yet, as conservatives continue to pound Obama in ads geared toward the faithful, some Catholics who care about the president's slip in polls plan to campaign for him on social media sites. Both sides, campaign strategists say, are trying to secure the important vote. "Catholic voters are a critical and crucial part of winning the election," said Burns Strider, a Washington-based strategist the Democrats brought on to hold Catholic and evangelical voters after...
  • Archdiocese slams Georgetown U. invitation of Obama HHS secretary Sebelius

    05/14/2012 11:55:17 AM PDT · by topher · 8 replies
    Lifesitenews.com ^ | May 14, 2012 | by Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, May 14, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Archdiocese of Washington has weighed in on Georgetown University’s invitation of U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as a commencement speaker in clear terms, saying that the school has unmoored itself from Catholic identity and chosen a stance against the country’s Catholic bishops. Secretary Sebelius is the primary figure behind the HHS mandate forcing religious groups to provide free sterilizations, abortifacient drugs, and other forms of birth control to employees under the new health care law. She is also known for her extreme pro-abortion record, most notably her close ties with...
  • Cardinal Wuerl's Dereliction of Duty ( Heresy )

    03/20/2012 10:46:49 PM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 15 replies · 2+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | A.D. 19 March 2012 | George Neumayr
    "....Wuerl and his surrogates have rebuked a visiting priest from the archdiocese of Moscow for denying Communion to a self-described practicing lesbian at a funeral mass. That's not our "policy," gasped Wuerl's horrified surrogates. But it is the policy of the Roman Catholic Church. If a person is not in communion with the teachings of the Church, said person should not receive Communion. Period. Canon law makes this explicitly clear. If you don't believe me, ask the head of the Vatican Supreme Court, Cardinal Raymond Burke. Though most of his colleagues seem to ignore his stance, he has said for...
  • News Outlets Failed to Reveal Lesbian Denied Communion at Mother’s Funeral is a Buddhist and ...

    03/07/2012 11:54:19 AM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 30 replies
    CatholicVote.org ^ | 7 March 2012 | Thomas Peters
    News Outlets Failed to Reveal Lesbian Denied Communion at Mother’s Funeral … is a Buddhist and Gay Rights Activist I didn’t get involved in the story of a lesbian woman denied communion at her mother’s funeral which the Washington Post plastered across its front page (“Seeking Communion, Finding Rejection“, in the lower right-hand corner) at first but the more I thought about the scenario the more it irked me. According to Barbara Johnson’s version of events, and the version of events unquestioningly passed on by the mainstream media, she was denied Communion at her own mother’s funeral by a priest...
  • Pope approves US Anglican ordinariate launch for Jan. 1

    11/16/2011 6:03:00 AM PST · by NYer · 1 replies
    cna ^ | November 15, 2011 | Michelle BAUMAN
    Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl announces the U.S. Ordinariate will begin January 1, 2012 Baltimore, Md., Nov 15, 2011 / 06:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl announced today that an Anglican ordinariate in the United States will be canonically erected on Jan. 1, 2012, the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God.“I remain convinced this ordinariate will be a true expression of the Catholic Church,” said Cardinal Wuerl, who made the announcement Nov. 15 at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ fall general assembly in Baltimore.Cardinal Wuerl is serving as the Vatican's delegate for establishing a U.S. Anglican...
  • Here Come More Anglicans: Up to 100 priests + 2,000 Laypeople in U.S.

    06/16/2011 8:33:41 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 41 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | 5/16/11 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    More news from the USCCB confab in Washington state: As many as 100 U.S. Anglican priests and 2,000 laypeople could be the first members of a U.S. personal ordinariate for former Anglicans who want to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church, Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington reported to his fellow bishops June 15. Cardinal Wuerl was appointed by the Vatican last September to guide the incorporation of Anglican groups into the Catholic Church in the United States under “Anglicanorum coetibus,” an apostolic constitution issued by Pope Benedict XVI in November 2009. At a news conference following his...
  • Wuerl in 1978 conclave that elected John Paul II (little known fact about new cardinal)

    11/20/2010 12:54:36 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    NC Reporter ^ | November 20, 2010 | Jerry Filteau
    Cardinal-designate Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, right, talks with another prelate before the start of a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican Nov. 19. (CNS) WASHINGTON – With Washington’s Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl joining the church’s College of Cardinals Nov. 20, he becomes the only cardinal eligible to elect a pope who also participated in the 1978 conclave of cardinals that elected Pope John Paul II.Everyone else who participated in that conclave 32 years ago is long since dead or retired.The story of Wuerl’s participation in that earlier conclave is well known among church mice like me and...
  • American cardinal-designates men of different styles

    10/20/2010 1:35:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    cna ^ | October 20, 2010
    Archbishop Donald Wuerl / Archbishop Raymond Burke Rome, Italy, Oct 20, 2010 / 01:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The two new American cardinal-designates are men of the Church with impressive pastoral pedigrees but decidedly different pastoral styles. Pope Benedict XVI’s Oct. 20 selection of Archbishops Raymond L. Burke and Donald D. Wuerl had been widely predicted by Vatican analysts. Archbishop Wuerl is the head of the Church in the nation’s capital, a position that traditionally has earned a cardinal’s rank. Archbishop Burke is the head of the most important tribunal in the Vatican, the Apostolic Signatura, the Church’s supreme court. ...
  • Palm Sunday Demonstration at Wash. DC Cathedral

    03/28/2010 10:29:31 AM PDT · by Global2010 · 14 replies · 462+ views
    PRNewswire-USNewswire ^ | March 27-2010 | Diana Roccograndi
    Palm Sunday Demonstration at Wash. DC Cathedral Calling on Archbishop Wuerl to Excommunicate Nancy Pelosi 27.03.2010 | Author: PR Newswire | Posted in Legislation, Religion | Press Release Tags: Diana Roccograndi, Team Leader, Insurrecta Nex, District of Columbia PR Newswire WASHINGTON, March 27 Street theater will include Nancy Pelosi impersonator stabbing baby dolls (abortion) and a man dressed up like Archbishop Wuerl serving her communion while her hands are covered with stage blood. Randall Terry Pleads: "D.C. Archbishop Wuerl, please end this scandal; enforce Church Law, and excommunicate Pelosi" WASHINGTON, March 27 // — The following was released today by...
  • Gay "Marriage" Law Forces D.C. Archdiocese to End Foster Care....

    02/17/2010 1:25:39 PM PST · by TaraP · 12 replies · 720+ views
    Life Site News ^ | Feb 17th, 2010
    WASHINGTON, DC, February 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington has been forced to give up the foster care program it ran with the aid of public funds, after repeated warnings that there would be no other choice should the D.C. City Council insist that the archdiocese recognize gay "marriage" partners in its employment practices. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Catholic Charities handed over the foster-care program intact to the National Center for Children and Families on February 1. Catholic Charities, whose foster program included 43 children, 35 families and seven staff, runs more than 20 social...
  • Wuerl is early favorite for cardinal's hat

    01/19/2010 7:00:02 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies · 289+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/19/2010 | Julia Duin
    Although the Vatican's anticipated announcement naming a new contingent of U.S. archbishops to the College of Cardinals likely is months away, observers are already placing their bets on which men will get the coveted red hat. The lingo of horse racing, with words like "handicapping" and "top runners," is being applied to two men: Washington Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl and Archbishop Raymond L. Burke, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, the Vatican's highest court. (snip) The number of American cardinals is 13 — about one-tenth of the College of Cardinals — which may work against more American...
  • Catholic hierarchy reaches for the levers of power (Canadians would be horrified)

    11/24/2009 5:36:51 AM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies · 619+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | 11/24/2009 | Konrad Yakabuski
    When the House of Representatives passed a health-care reform bill this month that included a watertight prohibition on federal funding for elective abortions, outraged American feminists wondered just how one of their own – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – could have countenanced such a concession. (snip) U.S. church leaders do not hesitate to call politicians out on their beliefs with a vehemence that might be considered abusive, if not irrelevant to their functions, in Canada. It happened again on the weekend when the bishop of Providence confirmed that he had instructed Mr. Kennedy's nephew, Rhode Island congressman Patrick Kennedy, to...
  • Is the Church Militant Back?

    11/27/2009 4:19:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 937+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2009 | Pat Buchanan
    With the House debate on health care at its hottest, the U.S. Catholic bishops issued a stunning ultimatum: Impose an absolute ban on tax funds for abortions, or we call for defeat of the Pelosi bill. Message received. The Stupak Amendment, named for Bart Stupak of Michigan, was promptly passed, to the delight of pro-life Catholics and the astonished outrage of pro-abortion Democrats. No member was more upset than Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island, son of Edward Kennedy, who proceeded to bash the Church for imperiling the greatest advance for human rights in a generation. Rhode Island Bishop Thomas Tobin...
  • Former Obama Organizer Threatens to 'Out' Catholic Priests (to repudiate Catholic teaching)

    11/24/2009 10:09:43 AM PST · by NYer · 91 replies · 2,396+ views
    CNS News ^ | November 24, 2009 | Matt Cover
    FILE- Archbishop of Washington Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl walks with United States Chief Justice John Roberts after the Red Mass at Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, in Washington, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009. (AP photo) (CNSNews.com) – A longtime Washington, D.C., liberal Internet activist has founded a Web site that he says will collect accounts of homosexuals in the Catholic priesthood--accounts he will use to “encourage” them to change their views on homosexual marriage and other issues. “Outing” the priests--publicly revealing their homosexuality--is “not off the table,” Phil Attey, founder of the Web site ChurchOuting.com, told CNSNews.com. The site will also collect information on straight...
  • Christian Leaders Take Issue With Laws (misleading headline)

    11/21/2009 1:26:06 PM PST · by khnyny · 30 replies · 1,515+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | November 21, 2009 | Michelle Boorstein and Hamil R. Harris
    Conservative Christian leaders unveiled a declaration Friday calling on Christians not to comply with rules and laws forcing them to accept abortion, same-sex marriage and other ideals that go against their religious doctrines. The declaration urges Christians to practice civil disobedience to defend their convictions, even though some signers of the document backed away from the strong language. The Catholic Archbishop of Washington, Donald W. Wuerl, was among the first signers of the Manhattan Declaration. He appeared at a news conference in the District on Friday to announce it, even as the Church was considering a city-proposed compromise on its...
  • Religious leaders vow civil disobedience

    11/21/2009 5:12:09 AM PST · by markomalley · 133 replies · 4,196+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11/21/2009 | Julia Duin
    More than 150 leaders across a spectrum of conservative Christianity on Friday released a 4,700-word document vowing civil disobedience if they are forced to take part in "anti-life acts" or bless gay marriages. Called the "Manhattan Declaration," the six-page, single-spaced document was drafted by Prison Fellowship founder Charles Colson, an evangelical, and Princeton University professor Robert P. George, a Roman Catholic, and included a bevy of Catholic, Anglican and Orthodox bishops, archbishops and cardinals as signatories along with dozens of clergy and laity. Archbishop of Washington Donald W. Wuerl is one of the signatories. "Throughout the centuries, Christianity has taught...
  • Wuerl Writes to Gay & Lesbian Catholics

    10/08/2009 9:49:02 AM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies · 1,006+ views
    nc register ^ | October 8, 2009 | Michael Sean Winters
    Washington’s Archbishop Donald Wuerl has published a letter in his diocesan newspaper, and sent a copy of the statement to all pastors for them to use, stating that his opposition to same-sex union is not rooted in anti-gay prejudices. “Our support for marriage is not meant to discriminate against any individual or family,” Archbishop Wuerl wrote. “The Catechism of the Catholic Church upholds the dignity of every person and condemns any form of unjust discrimination (2358).”The statement articulates the Church’s teaching on the traditional marriage but goes on to say: “For our parishioners who are homosexual, I recognize that the...
  • Cardinal DiNardo pleas for unborn at 'Red Mass' attended by Supreme Court justices

    10/05/2009 9:42:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies · 1,362+ views
    cna ^ | October 5, 2009
    Archbishop Donald Wuerl talks with Chief Justice John Roberts after the Red Mass Washington D.C., Oct 5, 2009 / 10:40 am (CNA).- One day before the opening of the Supreme Court's next term, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, issued a plea for the rights of the unborn at the 56th Annual "Red Mass," celebrated yesterday at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington D.C. The Mass was attended by six Supreme Court justices.The Mass is an initiative of the John Carroll Society, a group of Catholic legal professionals, and has been held at the cathedral since...
  • Archbishop Wuerl calls on Catholic institutions to act in ‘practical solidarity’ with bishops

    05/16/2009 8:18:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies · 757+ views
    CNA ^ | 5/16/2009
    Washington D.C., May 16, 2009 / 01:12 am (CNA).- Encouraging Catholic universities and other institutions to act within the structure of the Church, Archbishop of Washington, D.C. Donald W. Wuerl has warned that those institutions which ignore legitimate instructions from the bishops weaken the Church’s "practical communion." Writing in a Tuesday column in the Catholic Standard, Archbishop Wuerl noted periodic media reports about Catholic institutions apparently behaving at odds with their Catholic identity. He said the incidents often prompt discussion about the unity of the Catholic Church and how Catholic institutions relate to the broader Church."Institutions that are recognized...
  • [Archbishop] Wuerl: Why I Won't Deny Pelosi Communion

    05/08/2009 10:50:01 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 26 replies · 1,109+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | 05/6/09 | Melinda Henneberger
    According to his critics, Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington is insufficiently outraged – chronically, and on multiple fronts. The latest complaint is that he's not exactly apoplectic over President Obama's upcoming commencement address at Notre Dame. (He doesn't think a Catholic university ought to honor a pro-choice politician, but doesn't see disinviting him, either.) During the more than two years that Nancy Pelosi has been Speaker of the House, Wuerl has been under constant pressure to bar her from receiving Communion. Why, he was asked recently, can't he be more like that nice Raymond Burke, who as archbishop of St....
  • My false statements concerning Archbishop Wuerl

    04/28/2009 6:10:51 AM PDT · by dangus · 20 replies · 674+ views
    gone ^ | 04-28-09 | dangus (Vanity)
    I made an error last night, and asked the moderator to delete that error. I thank the moderator, but I must ask the moderator and the Religion Forum freepers for a little more patience, because my conscience requires that I do more than remove the falsity; I must correct it. I was scandalized over the past few days to hear local news reports that Joseph Biden was receiving an honorary degree at Georgetown. These reports were false. I'm not 100% positive they explicitly stated Biden would receive a degree; they might have said something more like, "While the controversy still...
  • Operation Rescue Founder to Vatican: Remove Cowardly US Bishops

    03/11/2009 12:54:59 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 49 replies · 1,087+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/11/09 | Hilary White
    ROME, March 11, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Vatican must remove key members of the US Catholic episcopate and replace them with men who will speak and act courageously and with urgency to stop abortion, a prominent American pro-life advocate has told Catholic leadership at the Vatican. Randall Terry, the founder of Operation Rescue, came to Rome last week with a delegation of US pro-life advocates to ask prominent Vatican prelates to end the "scandal" of some American Catholic bishops refusing to act on behalf of unborn children by replacing them. Terry told LifeSiteNews.com in an exclusive interview that he and...
  • (Wuerl:) Lifting Limits on Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Politics over Science and Ethics

    03/10/2009 5:14:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies · 408+ views
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 3/10/2009 | Donald Wuerl
    Lifting Limits on Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Politics over Science and Ethics March 09, 2009 In a column to be published in the March 12 Catholic Standard newspaper, Washington Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl called the decision by President Barack Obama to void restrictions on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research “disheartening.” He went on to explain the Church’s support for ethical scientific research, such as adult stem cell research, noting its success over the past decades in addressing disease and illness. The column follows. Lifting Limits on Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Politics over Science and Ethics The announcement that...
  • Here I'm not, Lord

    01/23/2009 6:33:47 AM PST · by sitetest · 34 replies · 692+ views
    The Catholic Thing ^ | Friday, 23 January 2009 | Mary Eberstadt
    Today, readers, we interrupt revisiting the Seven Deadly Sins to raise a question of great significance during this eventful week. Why did Archbishop Donald Wuerl, the highest-ranking Catholic eminence in the Washington, D.C. area, attend Wednesday’s ostentatiously diverse, mega-denominational prayer service at the National Cathedral for President Obama? Granted, the fanfare was impressive – seats for 3,200 distinguished guests, twenty especially prominent religious leaders, heart-rending bursts of song, and a liturgy ranging from the latest rewritings of the Book of Common Prayer to “Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, and Cherokee sources, among others,” as The Washington Post put it. It’s also true...
  • Washington archbishop rips Pelosi on abortion

    08/26/2008 4:54:34 AM PDT · by radar101 · 33 replies · 278+ views
    The Hill ^ | 08/25/08 | Bob Cusack
    In a rare public rebuke of a top politician, the archbishop of Washington said Monday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was incorrect when she recently said the moment of conception has long been a matter of controversy within the Catholic Church. In a release issued Monday night, Washington Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl said Pelosi's comments on "Meet the Press" on Sunday "were incorrect." Wuerl noted that Pelosi responded to a question on when life begins by mentioning she was Catholic. The release quoted Pelosi as saying the church has not been able to come with a definition of when...
  • Washington archbishop rips Pelosi on abortion

    08/26/2008 5:42:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies · 198+ views
    The Hill ^ | August 25, 2008 | Bob Cusack
    In a rare public rebuke of a top politician, the archbishop of Washington said Monday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was incorrect when she recently said the moment of conception has long been a matter of controversy within the Catholic Church. In a release issued Monday night, Washington Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl said Pelosi's comments on "Meet the Press" on Sunday "were incorrect." Wuerl noted that Pelosi responded to a question on when life begins by mentioning she was Catholic. The release quoted Pelosi as saying the church has not been able to come with a definition of when...
  • Washington archbishop rips Pelosi on abortion

    08/26/2008 1:40:24 AM PDT · by dixiechick2000 · 2 replies · 215+ views
    The Hill ^ | 08/25/08 11:29 PM | Bob Cusack
    In a rare public rebuke of a top politician, the archbishop of Washington said Monday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was incorrect when she recently said the moment of conception has long been a matter of controversy within the Catholic Church. In a release issued Monday night, Washington Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl said Pelosi's comments on "Meet the Press" on Sunday "were incorrect." Wuerl noted that Pelosi responded to a question on when life begins by mentioning she was Catholic. The release quoted Pelosi as saying the church has not been able to come with a definition of when...
  • Washington archbishop rips Pelosi on abortion

    08/25/2008 10:25:45 PM PDT · by flyfree · 44 replies · 218+ views
    “After Mr. Tom Brokaw, the interviewer, pointed out that the Catholic Church feels strongly that life begins at conception, she replied, 'I understand. And this is, like, maybe 50 years or something like that. So again, over the history of the church, this is an issue of controversy,' " the release said. Wuerl strongly disagrees. He said, "We respect the right of elected officials such as Speaker Pelosi to address matters of public policy that are before them, but the interpretation of Catholic faith has rightfully been entrusted to the Catholic bishops. Given this responsibility to teach, it is important...
  • Funeral for Tony Snow Open to Public

    07/14/2008 7:00:52 PM PDT · by kristinn · 85 replies · 317+ views
    Monday, July 14, 2008 | Kristinn
    The funeral service for former White House spokesman Tony Snow will be open to the public. The service will be held Thursday morning at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on the campus of Catholic University in Washington, D.C.The White House announced earlier today that President and Mrs. Bush would attend the service.Details as announced by the Shrine:Mass of Christian Burial for Tony Snow Thursday, 17 July 2008 10:00 am - Funeral Mass - Great Upper Church Open to the Public Doors open at 8:00 a.m. (Will Need to Pass through Security Checkpoint Magnetometers) The Most...
  • Speaking Well of the Dead (Surreal Catholicism--i.e., Kennedy, Pelosi, Dodd, Kerry, etc.)

    07/11/2008 1:52:07 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 17 replies · 125+ views
    CRISIS Magazine | November 1997 | Fr. George William Rutler
    Speaking Well of the Dead Crisis November 1997 Fr. George William Rutler 0n July 29, 1997, a representative philosophe of our abortion culture, retired Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, was lavishly eulogized in St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, D.C., where the Requiem Mass for President Kennedy had been sung in 1963. Richard Cardinal Cushing was relatively constrained back then, because liturgical depredations had not yet switched into high gear. It was not thus when our president, who vetoed the ban on partial-birth abortions, was permitted to announce to all corners of the cathedral for consumption in all corners of the...
  • Should Wuerl be a Cardinal?

    05/07/2008 8:47:03 AM PDT · by Balt · 7 replies · 240+ views
    Priestly Pugilist ^ | 5/7/2008 | The Priestly Pugilist
    In an article reproduced in the 12:48 PM 4/30/2008 post here, Phil Lawler exposes a patern of behavior on the part of the U. S. bishops in responding to any kind of problem that could have a public relations impact. While some took his article the wrong way -- presuming that he was equating the seriousness of sexual abuse and liturgical abuse -- in reality he was simply pointing out that the bishops seem to have the same way of dealing with any problem; it's just that in most cases -- like liturgical abuse -- this defect of ability impacts...
  • For Pro-Choice Politicians, a Pass With the Pope

    04/28/2008 2:05:51 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 14 replies · 107+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/28/08 | Robert D. Novak
    In the aftermath of the U.S. visit by Pope Benedict XVI, traditional Catholics are asking a troublesome question: Did pro-choice politicians receiving Communion at the papal Masses indicate the pope had softened on the abortion question? The answer is no. On the contrary, it reflected disobedience to Benedict by the archbishops of New York and Washington. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sens. John Kerry, Christopher Dodd and Edward M. Kennedy received Communion at Nationals Park in Washington, as did former mayor Rudolph Giuliani at Yankee Stadium in New York. Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington and Cardinal Edward Egan, archbishop of...
  • Washington Archbishop Wuerl Speaks Again on Communion for Pro-Abortion Politicians

    07/06/2007 7:03:42 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 6 replies · 395+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Friday July 6, 2007 | Hilary White
    WASHINGTON, July 6, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In comments to the Washington Times, Archbishop Donald Wuerl has described himself as a "pastoral and spiritual" leader, and said that his job with Catholic politicians who oppose core Church teachings is to "teach" and "help them form a conscience." "My primary responsibility is to teach and therefore to help every Catholic inform their conscience." "When people do things contrary to church teaching, my responsibility is to help them understand that is wrong. Sometimes that takes a lot of conversation. Sometimes you're not successful at it," Wuerl told the Times' Julia Druin. Wuerl, however,...
  • First Things' Fr. Neuhaus Criticizes Archbishop Wuerl on Pro-Abortion Politicians Fiasco

    01/28/2007 6:44:58 PM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 17 replies · 483+ views
    LifeSite ^ | 25 January 2007 | John-Henry Westen
      Home | Previous Page | Source URL: http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2007/jan/07012501.html LifeSiteNews.com Thursday January 25, 2007 First Things' Fr. Neuhaus Criticizes Archbishop Wuerl on Pro-Abortion Politicians Fiasco By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, DC, January 25, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The fallout from the decision of new Washington Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl to remain silent in the face of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's flagrant abuse of the Catholic Church continues.  On January 22, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette picked up on the LifeSiteNews.com story about statements by Human Life International Leader Fr. Tom Euteneuer and American Life League President Judie Brown criticizing Archbishop Wuerl for...
  • Wuerl's stand on lawmakers who back abortion angers some conservative Catholics

    01/22/2007 8:02:24 AM PST · by NYer · 49 replies · 614+ views
    Post Gazette ^ | January 22, 2007 | Ann Rodgers
    In the political hot seat of Washington, D.C., Archbishop Donald Wuerl has stuck to the stand he took as bishop of Pittsburgh, refusing to withhold communion from Catholic legislators who support legal abortion. A response he made recently to questions about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have infuriated the far-right edge of the Catholic blogosphere, and drawn ire from some of the most conservative Catholic leaders of the anti-abortion movement. Today, his approach to that cause will be on display as he hosts a youth rally in the capital's Verizon Center, in conjunction with the annual March for Life. A week...