Cardinal Donald Wuerl

New interview, new revelations damage Pope’s credibility

By Phil Lawler | May 29, 2019 In his latest interview Pope Francis says that he does not remember whether or not Archbishop Vigano told him about Theodore McCarrick’s sexual misconduct. He also insists that he knew “nothing, obviously, nothing, nothing” about McCarrick’s misconduct.... read more

Cardinal’s Former Secretary: Vatican Knew About McCarrick’s Misconduct Msgr. Anthony Figueiredo of Newark published excerpts from private correspondence on his website.

By Ed Condon, CNA, May 28, 2019 VATICAN CITY — A former priest-secretary to Theodore McCarrick has issued a report that claims to contain excerpted quotes from correspondence between the disgraced former cardinal and various Church officials. The quotes seem to contain admissions of... read more

Catholics to rally Saturday in nation’s capital to request ‘worthy shepherd’ as next D.C. archbishop

By Doug Doug Mainwaring WASHINGTON, D.C., February 14, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Concerned Catholics will rally in front of the Papal Ambassador’s residence in the nation’s capital on Saturday to deliver a strong message to the Holy See that the Church needs a “worthy shepherd” to... read more

Apostolic nuncio, not Wuerl, will celebrate Mass for Life

By Christine Rousselle, CNA, January 17, 2019 Cardinal Donald Wuerl will not celebrate the Jan. 18 Mass for Life, to be held at a youth rally before the annual March for Life. Wuerl was until today scheduled to be the principal celebrant of the Mass. In his stead will be Archbishop... read more

Cardinal Wuerl apologizes for his handling of McCarrick allegations

Last summer, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington twice denied hearing any accusations about sexual misconduct by his predecessor, ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. By John Domen, WTOP, January 16, 2019 9:22 am WASHINGTON — Cardinal Donald Wuerl is again clarifying, and also apologizing,... read more

Wuerl knew McCarrick abuse allegations in 2004

By Ed Condon and JD Flynn, CNA, January 10, 2019 An allegation of misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick was reported to Cardinal Donald Wuerl in 2004, despite Wuerl’s insistence he knew nothing about McCarrick’s allegedsexual misconduct until 2018. Wuerl forwarded the report... read more

Superior orders outspoken priest on sex-abuse scandal to ‘cease and desist’

By Lisa Bourne, LifeSte, January 8, 2019 HOUSTON, Texas,  — A Catholic priest told to stop speaking out about certain aspects of the Church’s sexual-abuse scandal issued an appeal to Pope Francis for permission to keep talking about the crisis. Father Mark Goring, a member of the... read more

A Troubling Year in Review

By Fr. Gerald E. Murray, December 17, 2018 One aspect of getting older, and wiser, is the shedding of once comforting, but in fact naïve illusions about individuals or groups. We normally trust that certain people and groups who profess to carry out a particular and demanding mission in... read more

Cupich to Head February Synod on Abuse, O’Malley Left Out

by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D.  •  •  November 23, 2018 Chicago cardinal criticized for obstructing sex abuse reform VATICAN CITY ( - The pope has named Chicago's Cdl. Blase Cupich to the organizing committee for February's synod on... read more

“The allegation is false”

Cardinal Cupich says report that he and Cardinal Wuerl collaborated on alternative to USCCB proposal for bishop accountability is not true November 19, 2018 Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago speaks Nov. 12 during the fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in... read more

Lay Catholics should lead, not leave, their church

by Jennifer Roback Morse, November 15, 2018 This article was first posted October 11, 2018, at Washington Examiner. The “summer from hell” for the Catholic Church has prompted many people to ask Catholics, “Why are you staying in that awful church?” Both the New York Times and the... read more

McCarrick Redux