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Topic - Donald Wuerl
Prominent American Catholics said Sunday that gays and lesbians should be welcomed with open arms, but Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York said the church needs to do a better job of ensuring that its defense of traditional marriage is not seen as "an attack on gay people."
While not revealing his choice for the 267th occupant of the Chair of Saint Peter, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, said that whoever is chosen as the next pope must be conversant in social media as well as the gospel to lead today's global Catholic Church.
"We have tried negotiation with the [Obama] administration and legislation with the Congress - and we'll keep at it - but there's still no fix. Time is running out."
R. Sargent Shriver was honored Saturday as much for his passion for helping others as his loving hugs and enjoyment of baseball.
Pope Benedict XVI formally created 24 new cardinals on Saturday amid cheers in St. Peter's Basilica, bringing a mostly Italian group into the elite club that will eventually elect his successor.
Pope Benedict XVI named Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington as one of 24 new cardinals on Wednesday, one of two Americans to be elevated to the elite group that will elect his successor.
Cardinal Wuerl, of the Archdiocese of Washington, said on "Fox News Sunday." "But, the Catholic Church also reminds all of us, there is a moral law. There are commandments of God, and we have to do our best to live by them. We announce that from the pulpit and we try to meet people where they are and walk with them in life's journey."
"We say you are still part of the family, but we can't recognize that second marriage," he said. "We do that, we've done that — and it has never been a great problem."