Tag Archives: Donald Wuerl

Pope Accepts Resignation Of Embattled DC Cardinal

The Washington Post reports: Pope Francis on Friday accepted the resignation of Washington’s archbishop, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who in a matter of months went from a trusted papal ally who had largely managed to avoid controversy over a long career to a prominent symbol of what many Catholics have come to regard as an infuriatingly weak and defensive response by …

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WASHINGTON: Catholic Archdiocese Joins Fight To Block DC Gay Rights Measure

Via the Washington Blade: The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington signed on to a letter to members of the U.S. Senate on March 20 calling for Congress to block a D.C. bill that would protect LGBT students from discrimination at religious schools operating in the city. The letter, which was signed, among others, by Cardinal Donald Wuerl calls the Human Rights …

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Quote Of The Day: Cardinal Donald Wuerl

“If someone describes marriage as inherently something between a man and a woman only, is this somehow discrimination, bigotry or even hate speech? Until just a few years ago, this question would be looked upon as absurd. But today it is a real inquiry and an open challenge to the truth about human sexuality, the complementarity of man and woman, …

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Catholic Church Punts On DADT

The Catholic Church now says it will not advocate against the implementation of the repeal of DADT. Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl says the Roman Catholic church has no position on whether gays and lesbians should be allowed to serve openly in the military. On Fox News Sunday, Wuerl was asked if he opposed Congress’s repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” …

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Catholic Archbishops Launch New Manhattan Declaration Campaign

The authors of the anti-gay Manhattan Declaration, which calls for the disobedience of any laws granting LGBT rights, want to increase its number of signatories from 370,000 to one million. Working to help them reach that noble goal are Catholic archbishops. Via press release: Cardinal Rigali of Philadelphia (right), Archbishop Wuerl of Washington, DC (left), Archbishop Dolan of New York …

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DC Archdiocese Supports Move To Ban Marriage Equality

Washington DC’s Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl (seen here kissing Emperor Palpatine’s ring) has issued a press release supporting Harry Jackson’s attempt to put a ban on same-sex marriage on the ballot. The Archdiocese of Washington today submitted a letter to the District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics in support of the “Marriage Initiative of 2009.” The initiative, filed …

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