Archbishop Wilton Gregory (Washington, D.C.)

Cardinal sues Democrat DC mayor over “discriminatory” COVID-19 restrictions

‘Under both the First Amendment and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the District’s arbitrary, unscientific, and discriminatory treatment of religious worship is illegal,’ the lawsuit stated. By Lianne Laurence, LifeSite News, December 12, 2020 With Christmas less than two weeks... read more

The Continuing Scandal of the McCarrick Doctrine

By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky, Catholic Culture, November 30, 2020 Students of Catholic moral teaching discover what the most simple of faithful Catholics intuitively know. There is an impressive, coherent, logical unity to God’s law as we know it through Church teaching. Failures of vigilance and... read more

The Church’s new cardinals – who’s who?

Who are the 13 new cardinals created by Pope Francis from around the world? They hail from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe… By Vatican News, November 28, 2020 Here are brief biographies of the Church’s newest cardinals. Cardinal Mario Grech of Malta is the general secretary of... read more

Diocese of Scranton launches investigation into national shrine rector Rossi

By Ed Condon, Catholic News Agency, August 14, 2019 The Diocese of Scranton has begun an investigation into allegations of misconduct on the part of the rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. “Bishop Joseph Bambera, Bishop of the... read more

No Answers from Washington Archdiocese About McCarrick’s Money

By Ed Condon, CNA, July 13, 2019 Senior sources close to the Archdiocese of Washington have confirmed that archdiocesan records include the names of individuals, including senior Vatican figures, to whom McCarrick made payments from the fund. WASHINGTON - More than one year after the... read more

Corruption in the Church: Bad News and Hopeful Possibilities

BY WILLIAM KILPATRICK, JULY 11, 2019 Thanks to Pope Francis, the Vatican now joins the growing list of the world’s sanctuary cities. If you’re a clergyman wanted by civil authorities or Church authorities in your native land, the Vatican will offer you a safe haven and, quite possibly, a... read more
Archbishop Wilton Gregory listens to a question from a reporter (CNS)

Writer of blunt ’02 memo on abuse: Gregory can handle the truth

By: Peter Feuerherd, National Catholic Reporter, May 13, 2019 David Spotanski wrote the kind of candid memo to his boss in February 2002 that some underlings compose, think better of, and then delete. It was no ordinary missive from a chancery bureaucrat. The then-vice chancellor for the... read more

Gregory promises DC Catholics ‘I will always tell you the truth’

By Christine Rousselle, CNA, April 4, 2019 Archbishop Wilton Gregory made an uncompromising commitment to transparency during his introduction to the faithful of Washington, DC, at a press conference Thursday. "First of all, I believe that the only way I can serve this local archdiocese is... read more

For Crisis-Hit Capital, The Healer-in-Chief – In Francis’ Ultimate US Move, Wilton Goes To Washington

By Rocco Palmo, Whispers in the Loggia, April 4, 2019 WASHINGTON – Over the last nine months, as this capital church has become the local nexus of the gravest crisis modern American Catholicism has known, the stakes facing its next leader have only ever increased. And now, a process that... read more

Report that Pope Francis has picked a new D.C. archbishop eclipsed by doubts and conspiracy theories

A news report that Pope Francis is appointing Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory to replace embattled D.C. Cardinal Donald Wuerl has become engulfed by conspiracy theories. By Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post, March 30 When the pope names a new bishop for a diocese, it’s always... read more

Archbishop Wilton Gregory Anticipated to Lead Washington Archdiocese

Pope Francis is expected to appoint Atlanta prelate to serve in D.C., multiple sources have independently reported to CNA. Ed Condon and JD Flynn/CAN/ March 28, 2019 WASHINGTON — Pope Francis is expected to appoint Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta to serve as the next archbishop of... read more