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Pro-life demonstrators awaits the Supreme in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, 2016.

Apostolic nuncio, not Wuerl, will celebrate Mass for Life

Jan 16, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Cardinal Donald Wuerl will not celebrate the Jan. 18 Mass for Life, to be held at a youth rally before... Read more

Fr. Bill Carloni at Holy Foods Market in Northeast Washington, D.C.

‘Holy Foods Market’ brings customer service to local pantry

Dec 28, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Northeast Washington, D.C., has seen rapid gentrification over the past decade. What was once a very poor neighborhood is now... Read more

Cathedral of St. Matthew, Washington, D.C.

Capuchin priest arrested in Washington DC

Nov 8, 2018

A Capuchin priest was arrested in Washington D.C. Nov. 7 after he was accused of sexually abusing a teenager in... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

What kind of archbishop is needed in Washington?

Oct 17, 2018

By Ed Condon

The Archbishop of Washington occupies one of the most prominent posts in the Church in America. But the assignment, usually... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

Washington archdiocese releases the names of 28 accused clergy

Oct 15, 2018

Just days after Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl as Archbishop of Washington, the D.C. archdiocese has... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron responds to a question about Wuerl's resignation at the Vatican on Oct. 12, 2018.

U.S. bishops hope Wuerl’s resignation is a step toward healing

Oct 12, 2018

Several U.S. bishops responding to the official resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. expressed hope Friday that the... Read more

Pope Francis greets Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Oct. 27, 2017.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, appoints him interim DC leader

Oct 12, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Washington’s Cardinal Donald Wuerl on Friday, while asking the cardinal to continue leading the... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl. Courtesy photo

Wuerl to meet with Pope Francis to discuss resignation

Sep 11, 2018

By JD Flynn

The Archbishop of Washington told priests Tuesday that he intends to meet with Pope Francis soon to discuss his resignation... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

'Shame on you!' Cardinal Wuerl hears from protester after Sunday Mass

Sep 4, 2018

As Cardinal Donald Wuerl spoke about the sex abuse crisis after Mass in Washington D.C. on Sunday, one man stood... Read more

Archbishop Theodore McCarrick at St. Peter's Basilica.

Seminarians were McCarrick aides amid abuse investigation

Aug 30, 2018

By Ed Condon

The Archdiocese of Washington has confirmed that seminarians were permitted to serve as assistants to Archbishop Theodore McCarrick while the... Read more

Archbishop Theodore McCarrick at the Vatican, March 11, 2013

Where did retired McCarrick live after alleged Vatican sanctions?

Aug 27, 2018

By Ed Condon

The Archdiocese of Washington has declined to confirm new details about the post-retirement living arrangements of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, and... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl. CNA file photo

Wuerl denies he was informed of Vatican restrictions on McCarrick

Aug 25, 2018

By JD Flynn

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington has denied a report that he was informed about restrictions apparently placed by the Vatican... Read more

Pope Francis greets Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Oct. 27, 2017.

Who might follow Cardinal Wuerl in DC?

Aug 24, 2018

By JD Flynn

In the ten days since the publication of an Aug. 14 Pennsylvania grand jury report on clerical sexual abuse, newspapers... Read more

Archbishop Theodore McCarrick.

Abuse accusations bring scrutiny for McCarrick's charity fund

Aug 10, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s roles included service on the boards of at least two foundations that gave over $500,000 combined... Read more

Metro ad. Courtesy of the Archdiocese of Washington.

Appeals court rules against Washington archdiocese in bus ad case

Jul 31, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority was within its rights to ban the Archdiocese of Washington’s religious-themed advertisements, the U.S.... Read more

Hands in prayer.

After McCarrick resigns, DC archdiocese praises abuse victims' courage

Jul 29, 2018

Alleged abuse victims are “courageously stepping forward” with new claims of abuse by former cardinal and retired Archbishop Theodore McCarrick,... Read more

A cardinal's biretta rests on an empty chair.

Texas bishop: hold McCarrick and his enablers accountable

Jul 28, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s alleged crimes might merit removing him from the clergy entirely—and they require accountability for all Church... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

Wuerl was not informed about McCarrick settlements, DC letter claims

Jul 28, 2018

A letter sent this week to priests of the Archdiocese of Washington claims that Cardinal Donald Wuerl did not know... Read more

Metro ad. Courtesy of the Archdiocese of Washington.

Washington archdiocese's bus ad case heard by appeals court

Mar 27, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

The Archdiocese of Washington was in court on Monday, arguing that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s ban on any... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

Analysis: In new pastoral plan, Cardinal Wuerl shares a missionary mandate

Mar 5, 2018

Since the beginning of the debate on whether chapter eight of Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia permits the divorced and civilly... Read more