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Cardinal Wuerl supports college chaplain against homosexual critics

April 18, 2013

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, DC, has signaled his full support for a priest who had been the object of protests by homosexual activists.

Celebrating Mass at George Washington University, Cardinal Wuerl expressed his approval of Father Greg Shaffer, the campus chaplain. The cardinal said that he was on campus to “stand in solidarity with a good priest.” The cardinal was reacting to public protests by two homosexual students, who had demanded the chaplain’s ouster, complaining that Father Shaffer urged homosexual students to live chaste lives.

In his homily Cardinal Wuerl said that the Church cannot “conform with any particular cultural demand.” Linking the protests against Father Shaffer with other threats to religious freedom, the cardinals observed that “there are those who claim that voices for the Gospel should be silenced.”


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  • Posted by: wsw33410 - Apr. 18, 2013 7:07 PM ET USA

    Bravo Cardinal Wuerl! Finally, a message that GWU was long due! Thank you for supporting your GOOD priests!

  • Posted by: unum - Apr. 18, 2013 6:07 PM ET USA

    Cardinal Wuerl has often been silent when I thought he should have led the laity by example. I applaud his defense of Fr. Shaffer, and his message upholding the teaching of the Church at a "Catholic" college.