Cardinal Wilton Gregory

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Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington takes possession of Immacolata Concezione di Maria a Grottarossa in Rome, Sept. 27, 2021

DC archdiocese mistakenly gives candid response on Pelosi Communion denial

May 23, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Archdiocese of Washington’s communications office erroneously told a reporter Monday that media requests related to Nancy Pelosi’s denial of... Read more

Altar boys swing incense in a procession in Cologne, Germany.

TLM altar boys implore cardinal: Consider our love for Latin Mass

May 14, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Six Latin Mass altar servers in a Washington, D.C. parish have written an impassioned letter to the Archbishop of Washington,... Read more

Pro-choice messages projected onto the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 2022.

Cardinal Gregory criticizes activist group's 'antics' at basilica on eve of March for Life

Jan 21, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Cardinal Wilton Gregory, Archbishop of Washington, responded strongly Friday to an activist group's projection of pro-choice messages on the facade... Read more

Cardinal Wilton Gregory ordains deacons from Rome’s North American College in St. Peter’s Basilica, Sept. 30, 2021.

Cardinal Gregory urges North American College’s new deacons to have ‘heart for charity’

Oct 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

The ordination Mass was celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica. Read more

Cardinal Wilton Gregory takes possession of Immaculate Conception church in Rome, Sept. 27, 2021.

Cardinal Wilton Gregory takes possession of Immaculate Conception church in Rome

Sep 27, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The cardinal said he was “particularly thankful” as the Immaculate Conception is Patroness of the United States. Read more

Cardinal Wilton Gregory receives the red hat from Pope Francis in St. Peter's Basilica on Nov. 28, 2020.

Cardinal Gregory ‘embarrassed’ at McCarrick abuse charges

Sep 9, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The Archbishop of Washington on Wednesday said he was “embarrassed” at the charges of sex abuse filed against his predecessor,... Read more

Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington speaks at the National Press Club, Sept. 8, 2021.

Cardinal Gregory: Biden ‘not demonstrating Catholic teaching’ on when life begins

Sep 8, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The Archbishop of Washington on Wednesday clarified the Church’s teaching on when life begins, after Catholic President Joe Biden last... Read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke celebrates a pontifical high Mass  during the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage in Rome on Oct. 25, 2014.

Updated: Catholics ask Cardinal Gregory to reconsider cancelation of Tridentine Mass at National Shrine

Jul 31, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The organizers of an Aug. 14 Tridentine Mass in Washington, D.C. – canceled per new papal restrictions on traditional liturgies... Read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke gives the final blessing during the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage Mass in Rome on Oct. 25, 2014.

Cardinal Gregory reportedly withdraws permission for Tridentine Mass at National Shrine

Jul 27, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington has reportedly withdrawn permission for a solemn pontifical Mass that was to be offered August... Read more

Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

Biden's DC parish says it will not deny Communion

Jun 29, 2021

By Matt Hadro

President Joe Biden’s regular parish in Washington, D.C. issued a statement on Tuesday that its priests and ministers will not... Read more

Then-Archbishop Wilton Gregory at the 2020 Youth Rally and Mass for Life  Credit: Peter Zelasko/CNA

Report: Cardinal Gregory thought USCCB statement on Biden inauguration ‘ill-timed’

Feb 15, 2021

The Archbishop of Washington thought the U.S. bishops’ statement for President Biden’s inauguration “ill-timed,” according to NBC’s “Today” co-host Al... Read more

Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta.

Cardinal Gregory calls for prayer and peace after unrest at US Capitol

Jan 7, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The Archbishop of Washington has condemned the incursion into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday by pro-Trump protesters.  Read more

"Worship Protest" on the National Mall during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Analysis: Who speaks for American Catholics?

Dec 16, 2020

By Ed Condon

Catholics are looking to the Church for guidance. What they see and hear are wildly conflicting signals about where the Church stands,... Read more

Cardinal Wilton Gregory at Mass at the Capital One Arena, Washington.

DC archdiocese sues over Christmas Mass restrictions

Dec 12, 2020

The Archdiocese of Washington is suing the District of Columbia over restrictions on public worship during the coronavirus pandemic. The... Read more

Pope Francis greets Cardinal Enrico Feroci Nov. 28, 2020.

Pope Francis to new cardinals: May the cross and resurrection always be your goal

Nov 28, 2020

Pope Francis created 13 new cardinals Saturday, urging them to remain vigilant lest they lose sight of their goal of... Read more

Archbishop Wilton Gregory at the 2020 Youth Rally and Mass for Life.

Analysis: Will Gregory’s ‘dialogue’ with Biden undermine USCCB?

Nov 25, 2020

By Ed Condon

Archbishop Wilton Gregory has committed himself to working with the president-elect’s administration. But the soon-to-be cardinal’s pledge could put him in... Read more