Washington D.C., Sep 13, 2013 / 03:11 am
Catholics today are being called to renew their own faith in order to share the Gospel with the modern world, said Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, D.C.
"The role of the church is primarily to be a witness to the great human values, to be a witness to Christ's message in the midst of everything else that is going on," the cardinal said.
"We have to be, in a way, a conscience for a nation that is caught up in so many directions."
Cardinal Wuerl spoke at the Newseum in downtown Washington, D.C., on Sept. 10. He was interviewed by Fox News anchor Bret Baier for an annual lecture hosted by the John Carroll Society, an organization of professionals dedicating to strengthening the faith and serving the archdiocese.