Catholic World News

Cardinal Wuerl asks priests for forgiveness, says Pope Francis ‘is the object of concentrated attack’

August 31, 2018

» Continue to this story on Catholic Standard

CWN Editor's Note: Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington asked his priests “for prayers for me, for forgiveness for my errors in judgment, for my inadequacies, and also for your acceptance of my contrition for any suffering I have caused, as well as the grace to find, with you, ways of healing, ways of offering fruitful guidance in this darkness.”

The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.


For all current news, visit our News home page.

Sound Off! supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a current donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Aug. 31, 2018 8:10 PM ET USA

    Since this letter was made public, I assume it is intended for us all. I would like to know the center of mass of this "concentrated attack" against Pope Francis. Is it in the hiding place of Archbishop Vigano? Is it in Kazakhstan, Philadelphia, Texas, Switzerland, Italy, China? These are surely among the hotbeds of what countless prelates accuse of "conservatism," whatever in Hades that word would mean in terms of Catholic faith and practice. We do not attack. On the contrary, we defend.