- Jul 12, 2020
In an Aug. 30 letter to priests in the archdiocese, Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl asked for “forgiveness for my errors in judgment (and) for my inadequacies.”
As the Sunday Mass crowd left the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle Aug. 26, Judy Lorenz held a large poster board just outside its front steps, imploring Washington’s Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl to resign.
A Catholic high school will shed the name of Washington’s archbishop, who was cited in a sweeping grand jury report as having allowed priests accused of sexually abusing children to be reassigned or reinstated while he was Pittsburgh’s bishop.
Italian Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, says Pope Francis will bring a message of hope to Ireland amid mounting scandals regarding clerical sexual abuse.
A new letter to the People of God from Pope Francis on the child sexual abuse scandals in the Church may frustrate as many people as it reassures.
After Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston withdrew from the World Meeting of Families in Ireland to handle sex abuse allegations at St. John’s Seminary, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington has followed suit — in his case, due to allegations in a Pennsylvania Grand Jury report that he mishandled abuse charges while the Bishop of Pittsburgh.