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The Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl leads a congregation of 4,000 in Solemn Mass of Christmas Day at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 25, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl, third from right, makes his way into Red Mass at Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, Washington, D.C., Sunday, September 30, 2012. Red Mass, held annually in Washington, D.C. the day before the Supreme Court's new term opens is offered to invoke God's blessing and guidance on justices, judges, diplomats, attorneys and senior government officials. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts walk out of Red Mass at Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl greets churchgoers following Red Mass at Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl, second from right, makes his way into Red Mass at Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl, third from right, makes his way into Red Mass at Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, Washington, D.C., Sunday, September 30, 2012. Red Mass, held annually in Washington, D.C. the day before the Supreme Court's new term opens is offered to invoke God's blessing and guidance on justices, judges, diplomats, attorneys and senior government officials. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl greets worshippers as he departs after celebrating Christmas Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl blesses Rita George of Silver Spring, Md., at a Christmas dinner in the basement of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception following Christmas Mass, Washington, D.C., Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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An altar server makes his way down the center isle at the conclusion of the Christmas Mass celebrated by Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl 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)

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Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl speaks to worshippers at 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)

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A woman lights a candle during Christmas Mass celebrated by Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl 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)

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Altar servers wait in the wings as Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl celebrates 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)

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The Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl greets a young worshiper during 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)

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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)

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A woman and two girls share a silent moment in prayer together as the Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl celebrates 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)

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Diego A. of Germantown, Md., wears a santa hat before heading into Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Christmas Day, Washington, D.C., Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. The Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl held Christmas Mass at noon. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)