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Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Administrator of the Archdioce of Washington, D.C.

Analysis: The fall of Cardinal Wuerl

Jan 14, 2019

By Ed Condon

It now looks clear that Wuerl’s mandate to lead, and whatever was left of his legacy as a reformer, are... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

Cardinal Wuerl acknowledges calls for 'new leadership'

Sep 6, 2018

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington on Thursday recognized calls for new leadership in the archdiocese, including from local priests, but... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C.

Cardinal Wuerl lays out plan for lay involvement in bishops' accountability

Aug 13, 2018

By Ed Condon

Cardinal Donald Wuerl has laid out his vision for lay participation in new oversight structures as part of the ongoing... Read more

Cardinal Wuerl: We must address the challenge of racism

Nov 1, 2017

In a new pastoral letter on racism, the Archbishop of Washington has encouraged Catholics to recognize the dignity of every... Read more

Washington National Cathedral.

Cardinal Wuerl prays for unity at Inaugural Prayer Service

Jan 23, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Religious leaders gathered in prayer for the country and the Trump administration on Saturday, continuing a decades-old tradition of national... Read more

DC Cardinal: Christ didn't change his words, and neither should the Church

May 27, 2015

By Matt Hadro

It is not discrimination for a Catholic to publicly profess his faith, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington insisted Sunday in... Read more

Police officers preparing for the 18th Annual Blue Mass in Washington, D.C., May 8, 2012.

Ahead of National Police Week, DC cardinal honors fallen officers

May 5, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington called on Tuesday for gratitude to be given to the law enforcement officials who are... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington arrives at the Vatican's Synod Hall during the Synod on the Family, Oct. 10, 2014.

How one cardinal proposes to correct ignorance of marriage's nature

Oct 30, 2014

By Matt Hadro

According to the Archbishop of Washington, the recent Synod on the Family worked to address the challenge that many young... Read more

A seminarian from the North American College lays prostrate on the ground as part of his Diaconate Ordination in St. Peter's Basilica on Oct. 2, 2014.

Advice to new deacons: Renew your 'yes' to God every day

Oct 2, 2014

By Elise Harris

Cardinal Donald Wuerl ordained 43 seminarians from the Pontifical North American College in Rome as deacons, reminding them to always... Read more

Arranging flowers at the Little Sisters' of the Poor Mullen Home, one of the institutions serving through the maintenance of religious liberty.

Church must remain free to serve, Fortnight for Freedom concludes

Jul 7, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Catholics must come together to protect the work of the Church's charities and services, said the U.S. bishops' president as... Read more

Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl.

DC cardinal recalls faith of early US Catholics

Jul 2, 2014

By Matt Hadro

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl exhorted the faithful to be “vigilant”... Read more


Despite remaining challenges, DC Catholic schools improved

Sep 17, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

A new report on Catholic education in the Washington archdiocese shows significant gains, particularly in funding, in recent years, though... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

Cardinal Wuerl stands in solidarity with DC priest

Apr 16, 2013

During his homily at a Mass with George Washington University students, Cardinal Wuerl expressed support for the campus' priest, who... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl gives a homily during Mass at tomb of St Peter, January 16, 2011.

Confession key to Church renewal, Cardinal Wuerl reflects

Mar 11, 2013

In a March 10 homily in Rome, Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, D.C. emphasized the importance of the sacrament... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. speaks during a press conference in the Vatican Press Office.

Cardinal says MLK's witness shows need for cultural conscience

Jan 21, 2013

By Michelle La Rosa

The momentous life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., indicate the important role of faith as the conscience... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington DC speaks at religious freedom symposium Sept.13, 2012 at Georgetown University.

Cardinal Wuerl recalls Church's unchanging foundation in Christ

Sep 25, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

With its identity firmly rooted in the person of Jesus Christ, the Catholic Church's mission to proclaim the Gospel continues... Read more

Religious freedom event at George Washington University in D.C. on June 24, 2012.

DC religious freedom event stresses role of liberty in America

Jun 25, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

More than 1,000 people gathered in the nation's capital on June 24 to celebrate religious liberty and recall its importance... Read more