WASHINGTON (RNS) It is time for the Catholic Church in America to restore Thomas Merton to his rightful place as an exemplar of Catholic faith.
Articles tagged “Cardinal Donald Wuerl”
WASHINGTON (RNS) Before Pope Francis even landed, fans gathered at watch parties awaiting his arrival or declaring their support of some of his favorite issues.
(RNS) But politics aren’t forgotten. Top Catholic leaders are briefing Congress and the White House on Pope Francis’ moral frame of reference for confronting climate change.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “You see the function of cardinal, the position of a cardinal, is changing,” Cardinal-designate Berhaneyesus Souraphiel of Ethiopia said. “It’s no more a big honorific task.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The stunning demotion may remake Burke into St. Raymond the Martyr, the patron saint of Catholic conservatives.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) In what looked like strenuous damage control, the Vatican’s chief spokesman told a packed media conference Tuesday that this was a “working document, not a final document.”
(RNS) “We have to repeat the doctrine, but the pastoral practice is what we are talking about. That’s why we are having a synod,” says Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl.
WASHINGTON (RNS) When Pope Francis needs a savvy back channel operator, he often turns to retired Washington Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. “Why don’t you ask McCarrick to go?” the cardinal says of the Vatican’s thinking. “He’s usually willing to do these crazy things.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) “If history has any lesson to teach us about silence, it’s not a good one,” Cardinal Donald Wuerl said.