The Worthy Advisory: D.C. Deacon Calls on Wuerl to Resign

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D.C. Deacon Calls on Wuerl to Resign September 8, 2018 Joelle Casteix One of my dearest friends is a married deacon in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. In his position, he attended to Cardinal Wuerl. But after the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report, he decided: No more. After James wrote and delivered the letter attached below, we talked. He told me that telling Cardinal Wuerl was one thing. But the statement meant little if he didn’t let the survivors know how he felt. So he’s letting me publish his letter on my blog. http://theworthyadversary.com/5002-d-c-deacon-calls-wuerl-resign

The Washington Post: Catholic clergyman calls on Wuerl to resign

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Catholic clergyman calls on Wuerl to resign, says he’ll refuse to participate in Mass with him By Julie Zauzmer September 9 at 6:00 AM A highly visible member of Washington’s Catholic clergy has made a dramatic declaration calling on Cardinal Donald Wuerl to resign, the latest blow to Washington’s embattled archbishop. Deacon James Garcia, in his role as a master of ceremonies at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in the District, has assisted Wuerl during major liturgies. But Garcia wrote in a letter to Wuerl, which the deacon published online Saturday, that he refuses to assist in any Mass led by Wuerl. Because deacons vow obedience to their bishop, it is a bold gesture. “The time for cowardice and self-preservation is long past. Victims cry out for justice and the faithful deserve shepherds who are not compromised. Apology and accompaniment are critical. But no amount of apology will suffice unless and until …

Great Post : The First 100 Days of Priesthood and the Summer of Sadness

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Monday, September 3, 2018 The First 100 Days of Priesthood and the Summer of Sadness It has been 100 days since I was ordained a priest with eight other men in the majestic Cathedral of Saint Patrick in New York City. In his homily at the ordination Mass, Timothy Cardinal Dolan preached about the “2nd Apostle of Rome,” Saint Philip Neri, whose feast day it was. I would like to share the Cardinal’s words from that day because of how powerful they were as we entered into this “summer of shame” or “summer of sadness” as it has been termed. As you read it, keep in mind that Cardinal Dolan was just a few days away from publishing the Archdiocese of New York’s findings about Theodore McCarrick. Cardinal Dolan knew the storm that was about to ensue and gave those of us about to be ordained priests the words we …