Cardinal Donald Wuerl said he had a “lapse of memory” when he denied that he knew of claims of sexual abuse made against his predecessor, former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.
A leadership crisis at the University of Maryland and within D.C.’s Catholic Archdiocese. Record rain and another 1,000-year-flood that devastated a community. A 10-year-old’s senseless slaying, and a D.C. sports team’s triumph on the ice. Take a look back at some of the local news stories that dominated the headlines in 2018.
The annual meeting of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops last week fizzled like a Roman candle. The bishops were prepared to adopt a stern policy and strict guidelines for dealing with predatory priests. But minutes before the discussion, an emissary from the Vatican instructed the bishops to forestall a vote. A long-time observer of politics in Maryland discusses the Catholic Church at a crossroads.
Donald Wuerl has served as the archbishop of Washington since 2006. Pope Francis accepted his resignation. See photos of Wuerl through the years.
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.
In a release sent Friday morning, the Archdiocese of Washington announced Theodore McCarrick, who served as archbishop of Washington from 2000 to 2006, is residing at the St. Fidelis Friary in Victoria, Kanasas.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday accepted the resignation of a West Virginia bishop, Michael Bransfield, and at the same time authorized a fellow bishop to investigate allegations that Bransfield sexually harassed adults,…
In one case, a priest was eventually removed yet still received financial support — even after a new victim had come forward alleging abuse. In the case of another priest, Cardinal Wuerl was more aggressive, pushing to get the priest evaluated.
Palm Sunday is the start of the holiest week of the year on the Christian calendar, leading up to Easter Sunday next weekend and Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who heads the Archdiocese of Washington, believes people can find hope in the holiday.
WASHINGTON — It’s probably not surprising that, for Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, riding in the popemobile with Pope Francis was “a lot of fun.” But he tells WTOP that he loved the quiet…
WASHINGTON — Pope Francis, who begins his first U.S. visit with three days in Washington beginning Tuesday, has captured the imagination of Catholics and non-Catholics throughout the area and across the country. Cardinal Donald Wuerl,…
WASHINGTON — The District’s top Catholic leader has weighed in on the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage. “The law of the land is the law of the land,” says Archbishop of Washington Cardinal…
WASHINGTON — Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of D.C., spoke with WTOP’s Joan Jones and John Aaron on Christmas Eve morning.
Pope Francis announced plans to sit down and talk with a group of clergy sex abuse victims, a move generating mixed reaction in D.C.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington,
told WTOP the Vatican called him about Pope
Benedict\’s resignation early Monday.
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