Cardinal Wuerl

A Primer on Politics and Prudence

The political scene is drawing toward the center of our national consciousness (if it ever left), as Democratic presidential debates have taken place, and as the 2020 election nears. As this happens, faithful Catholics need sound ways to think about candidates, policies, and the landscape in general. Josef Pieper, a great twentieth-century philosopher, provides a [...]

Catholic College Leaders Who Are Part of the Problem

Instead of helping faithful Catholics put things into perspective on the predatory priest crisis, several Catholic college leaders have made things worse. Buffalo’s Canisius College president, John Hurley, issued a letter to the campus community decrying the male leadership of the Church. Claiming that “for centuries, the institutional Church has marginalized women in so many [...]

SPECIAL REPORT: Fr. Marcel Guarnizo Defends Himself Against Accusers

Many Crisis readers are concerned at the reports that have begun to emerge regarding Fr. Marcel Guarnizo's denial of Communion to the alleged lesbian Barbara Johnson and the subsequent loss of his priestly faculties upon the authority of Cardinal Wuerl and communicated through a letter by Bishop Knestout, the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of [...]

Speaking Truth in Love

Over at Whispers in the Loggia, the hard-working Rocco has an interesting post on Cardinal Wuerl's most recent article on the issue of civil discourse, "Speaking Truth in Love", noting that the cardinal's high-profile (and, as head of the Archdiocese of Washington, unique) position in the American Catholic Church makes his thoughts on the matter [...]

Cardinal Wuerl Is Exactly Right About ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’

There's been a bit of a dust-up over the "silence" of the USCCB on the repeal of the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy for the U.S. armed forces.  Cardinal Wuerl's comment, however, was right on the mark, in my opinion. Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, DC stated last month on Fox News Sunday that “there [...]

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