Cardinal Donald Wuerl

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

Investigation: Cardinal Wuerl received $2 million in 2020 for ‘ministry activities’

Mar 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop emeritus of Washington DC who stepped down in 2018 amid scandal, received over $2 million from... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl. CNA file photo

McCarrick Report at odds with Cardinal Wuerl’s claims of ignorance 

Nov 13, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The McCarrick Report sheds new light on when former Archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, knew of allegations made against... Read more

A view of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Dispute over Papal Foundation’s $25 million grant approval continues

Apr 16, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

Scrutiny continues for the U.S.-based Papal Foundation, amid questions of whether some of its grant activity was motivated by a... Read more

Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta.

Analysis: In DC, Archbishop Gregory's promise of honesty will define him

Apr 5, 2019

By JD Flynn

Archbishop Wilton Gregory told Washington Catholics Thursday that “the only way I can serve this local archdiocese is by telling... Read more

Archbishop Wilton Gregory at a press conference in Washington, DC, April 4, 2019.

Gregory promises DC Catholics 'I will always tell you the truth'

Apr 4, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Archbishop Wilton Gregory made an uncompromising commitment to transparency during his introduction to the faithful of Washington, DC, at a... Read more

Archbishop Wilton Gregory. CNA/File photo

Analysis: Gregory’s road to Washington

Apr 4, 2019

By Ed Condon

Gregory’s arrival in Washington follows months of intense speculation, with many frustrated at the apparent delay - but the process... Read more

Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta.

Pope Francis names Wilton Gregory to follow Wuerl at Washington archdiocese

Apr 4, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis Thursday named Archbishop Wilton Gregory the Archbishop of Washington, succeeding Cardinal Donald Wuerl.  Read more

Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta. CNA file photo.

Archbishop Wilton Gregory asked to lead Washington archdiocese

Mar 28, 2019

By Ed Condon, JD Flynn

Pope Francis is expected to appoint Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta to serve as the next Archbishop of Washington, multiple... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston addresses the USCCB autumn General Assembly in Baltimore, Nov. 12, 2018. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

U.S. bishops react to McCarrick laicization

Feb 16, 2019

Bishops from across the United States have reacted to the news that Theodore McCarrick has been found guilty of sexual... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, at sunset.

Getting to February: The decisions that could shape the pope's summit

Jan 22, 2019

By Ed Condon

Before the pope's summit on abuse next month, Rome must navigate two other events which could do much to frame... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl. CNA file photo

‘Unfathomable’ Wuerl forgot allegations, Ciolek says

Jan 16, 2019

By Ed Condon

The man who made a 2004 accusation of misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick said Wednesday he is in disbelief after... Read more

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

Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

Wuerl denies prior denials denied knowledge of McCarrick seminarian abuse

Jan 14, 2019

By JD Flynn

Cardinal Donald Wuerl told Washington, DC priests Saturday that he appropriately handled a 2004 allegation of misconduct against Archbishop Theodore... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

Wuerl knew McCarrick abuse allegations in 2004

Jan 10, 2019

By Ed Condon, JD Flynn

An allegation of misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick was reported to Cardinal Donald Wuerl in 2004, despite Wuerl’s insistence he... Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago. CNA file photo

Cupich denies working with Wuerl on ‘metropolitan model’ plan for sex abuse inquiries

Nov 21, 2018

By Ed Condon

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago has denied collaborating with Cardinal Donald Wuerl on a proposal for handling misconduct complaints against... Read more

The USCCB autumn General Assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 12, 2018.

Cupich and Wuerl collaborated on alternative sex abuse proposal

Nov 16, 2018

By Ed Condon

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago and Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington collaborated extensively on a recently proposed policy for handling... 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 Sean O'Malley of Boston meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican, April 19, 2018.

Cardinal O'Malley elected chairman of Papal Foundation

Nov 6, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston was elected chairman of the Papal Foundation’s board of trustees during a meeting in Washington,... Read more

Bishops from across the United States take part in the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore on November 11, 2013.

Archbishop McCarrick and 'Dallas 2'

Nov 1, 2018

By Ed Condon

Nov. 13 will mark sixteen years since Cardinal Bernard Law and then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick addressed the U.S. bishops’ conference on... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl celebrates the 9th annual White Mass in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Washington

Annual White Mass honors the gifts of those with disabilities

Oct 29, 2018

The Mass is held in honor of the dignity of those living with disabilities. It was first celebrated in 2010,... Read more