After Pope Francis accepted Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s resignation as the archbishop of Washington Friday morning, the post remains empty yet the church remains under Wuerl’s supervision as apostolic administrator.
The calls from the D.C. region for official investigations into potential priest abuses started shortly after the Pennsylvania grand jury released its report alleging more than 300 priests abused children across the state for decades.
A Roman Catholic high school in Pennsylvania will drop Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s name amid a grand jury report detailing sexual abuse of children by priests.
In an open letter to Washington’s faithful, Cardinal Donald Wuerl writes, “What is particularly disheartening, certainly for me, is the sense that we had already gone through this traumatic scandal in 2002.”
It’s festive to display shamrocks on St. Patrick’s Day because they’re pretty, green, and Irish — but the tradition didn’t start that way, according to an expert of the highest order.