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  • DC cardinal recalls faith of early US Catholics

    Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl exhorted the faithful to be "vigilant" in protecting their God-given religious liberty, invoking the faith of the first U.S. Catholics.

  • Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl says the Catholic Church, under Pope Francis, is focusing on how to "Live the Gospel," especially in a world of extreme inequality. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Cardinal Donald Wuerl hits U.N. report on Catholic sex abuse scandal

    NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, a longtime advocate for victims of pedophile priests, took aim this week at a recent U.N. commission report on the Catholic Church's child sex abuse scandal, saying it failed to recognize the progress the church has made in the past decade.

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    Cardinal Wuerl delivers Easter message of Pope Francis

    A standing-room-only crowd joined Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, in celebrating Easter Mass, where he explained how Pope Francis had the honor of leading the 2,000-year-old tradition for 1.2 billion Catholics around the world.

  • KELLNER: With Pope Francis, a chance for the first real e-papacy

    With the election of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as supreme pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church, there seems to have been no shortage of people — Catholic and non-Catholic — offering the new Pope Francis advice. Much, if not most, of that advice has been theological, suggesting a wide range of changes in Church doctrine and rules.

  • Wuerl leaves to take part in selection of new pope

    The archbishop of Washington is one of 118 men who will be locked inside a chapel in Vatican City in the coming weeks to decide the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church. But he's most looking forward to seeing the art.

  • The Catholic archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, greets the choir as meals are provided to church attendees after Mass on Christmas Day at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Even through tragedy, ‘God is with us,’ says Wuerl at D.C. Mass

    As D.C. resident Orlando Olmo looked around the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Tuesday, he stopped to take in the scene.

  • Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl celebrates Easter Sunday Mass at the National Shrine - asking, "What does 'Alleluia' mean?" (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Easter worshippers celebrate a chorus of 'Alleluia'

    It was a deceivingly simple question. "What does 'Alleluia' mean?"

  • Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl makes his way down the center isle at the beginning of Christmas Mass held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Christmas Day, Washington, D.C., Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Wuerl: Christmas is a day to realize 'There's more to life'

    The archbishop of Washington encouraged Catholics this Christmas to renew their faith and remain mindful of God's presence in their lives.

  • Wearing her Sunday best, 5-year-old Mercedes Webster walks down the church steps after Easter Mass at the historic Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle on Rhode Island Avenue in the District. The service, attended by an overflow congregation, focused largely on Scripture. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

    Sharing faith on Easter Sunday

    The archbishop of Washington urged Catholics on Easter Sunday to boldly rejuvenate their faith and share it with others.

  • CITIZEN JOURNALISM: Reclaiming Catholicism

    A new effort by the nation's Catholic bishops to protect marriage got plaudits recently from several prelates, including Washington Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl.

  • Pews fill at Easter

    Catholics eager for the arrival next month of Pope Benedict XVI helped create overflow crowds at Easter Sunday services across the region.

  • Archbishop Wuerl, seen at a Catholic priesthood ordination Mass that he officiated in late May at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in D.C.

    Wuerl paves own path

    Almost a year into his job as the spiritual leader of the Washington area's 560,000 Catholics, Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl has set a personal agenda and style that are worlds apart from those of his more flamboyant predecessor.

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  • Archbishop Wuerl declined to say whether he would ever take such a step.

    Wuerl paves own path →

  • "Down the road I'd like to," he said. "But you have to use sound bites and be brief and repetitious. Many of us were trained and formed in literature, philosophy, theology — the very disciplines that don't train you to release everything into sound bites. So you have to reprogram your way of speaking."

    Wuerl paves own path →

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