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Thursday, February 23, 2017
Blessed are They who Follow the Law of the Lord: The 2017 Cardinal’s Appeal
Our annual Cardinal’s Appeal once again draws near and I would like to invite you to participate. Each year I ask the faithful of this archdiocesan Church for help simply because you are so generous and so many are in need.
Is it confusion or different approaches?
A very small number of people, whose voices have been amplified by some of the Catholic media, have challenged the integrity of Pope Francis’ post-synodal apostolic exhortation,
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, on the executive order on refugees
On Sunday, Jan. 29, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington shared a letter with priests of the archdiocese
which was also posted on his blog. The text of the letter follows.
‘Amoris Laetitia’ emphasizes accompanying couples amid life’s challenges, cardinal tells seminarians
Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation on marriage and family life,
, calls on priests to accompany couples and individuals facing the challenges of modern life, so they can draw closer to Christ and experience his love and mercy, Cardinal Donald Wuerl said at a January 21 workshop on the papal document for seminarians of the Archdiocese of Washington.
Teaching of Christ: Baptism and Working for a Culture of Life
Later this month, young people will come by the busloads to the Verizon Center and D.C. Armory while perhaps hundreds of thousands more people from around the country will journey to our nation’s capital.
For Cardinal Wuerl, teaching the faith involves varied media platforms
Under the direction of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Archdiocese of Washington has expanded its evangelization efforts to make more and better use of digital media and social media platforms.
Cardinal Wuerl’s vocation shaped by example of parents, parish priest and bishop
The example of his parents, the encouragement of a parish priest, and the bishop who mentored him helped shape the priesthood of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who in December 2016 marked the 50th anniversary of his ordination.
Cardinal Wuerl celebrates Mass for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington,
celebrated a Jan. 1 Mass
for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle. The feast day honoring the Blessed Mother is celebrated on
each year, the octave (eighth day) of Christmas.
Seminarians and priests praise cardinal’s example
Msgr. Robert Panke, the rector of Saint John Paul II Seminary in Washington, said the fact that Cardinal Donald Wuerl chose to celebrate Mass there on Dec. 17, the exact day of the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood, “says everything” about the cardinal, and “where his heart is.”
Former priest secretaries say cardinal’s busy days built around prayer
Prayer and pastoral outreach mark the priesthood of Cardinal Wuerl, said three of his former priest secretaries interviewed by the Catholic Standard.
Cardinal Wuerl celebrates priesthood anniversary at seminary he founded
When Pope Francis arrived at the Saint John Paul II Seminary during his 2015 visit to Washington, the seminarians and priests there stood on the steps, waving and cheering loudly. The pope, accompanied by Cardinal Donald Wuerl – his host during the visit – thanked them for the welcome, and joked that he was sure that they always greeted their own bishop that way when he visits the seminary.
Cardinal joins interfaith leaders in ‘Faith Over Fear’ walk to promote unity
Cardinal Donald Wuerl joined Washington-area religious leaders Dec. 18 in leading an interfaith walk that organizers said was designed “to express our solidarity and our commitment to unity, understanding, and inclusion.”
Cardinal’s inviting Pope Francis to Catholic Charities offered powerful witness, bishop says
One of Washington Auxiliary Bishop Mario Dorsonville’s favorite memories of Cardinal Donald Wuerl involves Pope Francis’s visit to Catholic Charities in September 2015, right after the Holy Father had become the first pontiff to address a joint meeting of Congress.
USCCB president says Cardinal Wuerl has ‘always been a great teacher’
Over the years, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston and Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington served together in their home diocese of Pittsburgh, and later as brother bishops, and most recently as cardinals participating in the 2013 Conclave that elected Pope Francis and in the two recent Synods on the Family in Rome.
Pittsburgh bishop says Cardinal Wuerl’s ministry marked by respect for others
The first time I met Cardinal Wuerl I was in seminary and he was a young priest in his first assignments. I say assignments – plural – because what struck me was that he was both master of ceremonies for Bishop John Wright and parochial vicar at St. Rosalia Parish in Greenfield. My impression of him then was only reinforced and expanded when I really got to know him two decades later: And that is how hard and generously he worked in service to God’s people.
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