Are We In Trouble Yet?

Archbishop Wuerl won’t be making any friends or leading any pep rallies with his stance on the Speaker and Communion:

(C)hurch law – “was ever intended to be used” to bring politicians to heel. “I stand with the great majority of American bishops and bishops around the world in saying (canon law) was never intended to be used this way.”
The archbishop thinks raising the decibel level isn’t as convincing as other methods:
“I would hope that with quiet, articulate persuasion, hearts can be changed. When we were growing up, one way we knew to pay attention was when my father spoke very softly and slowly; then we knew we were in trouble.”
But maybe a few surprises lurk in this interview. He thinks FOCA is no phantom. He think Notre Dame erred by inviting and honoring the president. He’s not calling for “disinvite,” so I’m not sure if he actually counts in the bishops vs university tally.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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2 Responses to Are We In Trouble Yet?

  1. Fran says:


    What will become of our church?

    What caught my eye was not in the article itself, but rather under the most read section below it… This piece of bombast is part of the problem, IMO –
    “* Archbishop Wuerl Refuses to Deny Communion to Pro-Abortion Speaker Pelosi”

    I think of Jesus entering the Upper Room, leading with his wounds and saying to those who had abandoned and denied him, “Peace be with you.”

  2. WhyOwhy do I continue the self-mortification of reading news like this? I’m handing Jesus a tissue. He’s weeping, of course.

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