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Card. Wuerl Silent on Biden Remarks

By now, it's old news that the Vice President of the United States Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, a nominal Catholic, not only said he supports homosexual "marriage", but that there's no difference between homosexual "marriage" and heterosexual marriage (also known simply as marriage). His support for this issue was so persuasive that, about an hour ago, the President of the United States announced his support for homosexual "marriage" as well.

What's most troubling is the deafening silence stemming from the Ordinary of the ecclesiastical jurisdiction where the Vice President, his diocesan faithful, works - Cardinal Wuerl. Wuerl, who is accustomed to giving our Lord to pro-abortion politicians and celebrities, such as Nancy Pelosi, Chris Matthews and other nominal Catholics in not-so-good standing, has been silent on Biden's remarks. In fact, when contacted by Rorate Caeli, his communications office refused to comment and said it was "highly unlikely" Wuerl would ever say anything publicly.

Yet, he sure was vocal and public when it came to Father Marcel Guarnizo, who is STILL suspended in the Archdiocese of Washington, all for refusing to give Holy Communion to a lesbian Buddhist.

Maybe you, your family, friends, and everyone else who cares about the name of the Church can get the good Cardinal to speak up. If you get a statement, any statement, please let us know:
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DB said...

In light of the Prez. B.O. now also coming clean regarding his support for homosexual "marriage," you might be interested in my latest post at the site set forth below.

God Bless!


Knight of Malta said...

Maybe he should play with balloons with Schonborn.

Timothy Mulligan said...

"And at the end of seven days the word of the Lord came to me, saying: Son of man, I have made thee a watchman to the house of Israel: and thou shalt hear the word out of my mouth, and shalt tell it them from me. If, when I say to the wicked, Thou shalt surely die: thou declare it not to him, nor speak to him, that he may be converted from his wicked way, and live: the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but I will require his blood at thy hand. But if thou give warning to the wicked, and he be not converted from his wickedness, and from his evil way: he indeed shall die in his iniquity, but thou hast delivered thy soul. Moreover if the just man shall turn away from his justice, and shall commit iniquity: I will lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die, because thou hast not given him warning: he shall die in his sin, and his justices which he hath done, shall not be remembered: but I will require his blood at thy hand." Ezechiel 3:16-20.

Clinton R. said...

I pray for Cardinal Wuerl. He should be aware his vocation is to please God, not the perverse whims of the world, of whom Satan is the prince of.

Kevin B. said...

It's troubling, sure, but not surprising. Biden and company are wealthy and powerful and probably responsible for a good chunk of the money that flows through the coffers of the Archdiocese and the USCCB. It's nothing personal Father Guarnizo, just business.

Matt said...

NEWS FLASH! Wuerl doesn't care. Evidently neither does Dolan. As head of the Conference he should be the first to be speaking out. See, not politically convenient.


CJB said...

Wuerl?? Speak out??? On THIS issue????

Knight of Malta said...

DB, there is no such thing as homosexual marriage. They can call it what they want, but they remain civil unions, if that.

Marriage is the one sacrament that a priest cannot confer (he presides over it), the man and wife confer it.

My wife's an my marriage was ratified in sanatio in radice by our then Archbishop since we were married by a protestant preacher while I was still an atheist.

Actually, baptism, if the form is correct, can be conferred by protestants as well.

But, my point being, two men can never be married, just as a woman can never be a Priest.

JTLiuzza said...

Don't expect anything from Cardinal Wuerl. Despite being donned in crimson, in his own words he is not a fan of "confrontation."

And as far as Cardinal Dolan, when he opposes the contraceptive mandate not on the basis of natural law but on the basis of the first amendment, what can he do now with regards to the redefinition of marriage by the sodomites?

Once sodomy is codified as normal, the screws will turn on the Church in the US and the "separation of Church and state" as a one way mechanism for persecution will come out in the open. It is already happening elsewhere.

Decades of bad Catechesis: bogus ecumenism, indifferentism, syncretism are bearing their rotten fruit. Pretty much everything the SSPX has been warning about and has been standing bravely against.

NIANTIC said...

It is a sorry state of affairs in the Church for now some 50 years. The fact is, as we know, that the theology of the Church has been changed completely compared to that of the apostles, fathers and saints of the prior centuries. Modern men influenced by Modernism (and supported by Satan) have rewritten just about everything the Church always taught and held for eternal Truth. No longer! Wuerl, Dolan et all are just products of the NewChurch deeply wedded to the new theology and modus operandi. We will have to wait at least another 20 to 30 years before, hopefully and please God, this sorry and hopelessly misguided bunch of clerics have passed on. We cannot expect anything positive from these men. Pray for them? Yes, but I personally have to admit find it very hard to do. They are digging their holes and will fall in them and will have to face our Lord. What a dreadful moment that will be. I am sorry for them. Lord have mercy!

Matthew M said...

I think Pope benedict needs to summon him to Rome, read him the riot act and tell him to get his priorities in order.

Matthew Rose said...

Cardinal Wuerl probably does not even know, for he is too busy pandering to the Dalai Lama, a.k.a. "Your Holiness" according to Wuerl.

EtVerbumCaroFactumEst said...

For the record, Dolan has not been silent:

a catholic in DC said...

While the cardinal personally said nothing, the Archdiocese just recently released this brief statement

Statement of the Archdiocese of Washington on President Obama’s Support of Same-Sex Marriage

May 09, 2012

The Archdiocese of Washington opposes the redefinition of marriage based on the clear understanding that the complementarity of man and woman is intrinsic to the meaning of marriage. The word ‘marriage’ describes the exclusive and lifelong union of one man and one woman open to generating and nurturing children. Other unions exist, but they are not marriage.

The Archdiocese of Washington will continue to strongly advocate for the federal government’s existing definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Furthermore, the archdiocese supports efforts undertaken by those who uphold the traditional meaning of marriage.

The Archdiocese of Washington is home to over 600,000 Catholics living in Washington, DC and five Maryland counties: Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George's and St. Mary's.

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PS, stop hating on my bishop and pray for him instead, kthnx. ;-)

Davidius said...

Wuerl...further proof that the neo-conservatives are all too often useful idiots of the modernists.

Charles White said...

Biden happened a few days ago and the President happened today. I imagine that behind-the-scenes personal contacts are being made with Biden, and that an official USCCB statement (doubtless unsatisfying to most here) will be released within a week.

MarkA said...

Wasn't Cardinal Wuerl, appointed to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in April 2012?

Charles White said...

Dolan's statement:

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), issued the following statement:

President Obama’s comments today in support of the redefinition of marriage are deeply saddening. As I stated in my public letter to the President on September 20, 2011, the Catholic Bishops stand ready to affirm every positive measure taken by the President and the Administration to strengthen marriage and the family. However, we cannot be silent in the face of words or actions that would undermine the institution of marriage, the very cornerstone of our society. The people of this country, especially our children, deserve better. Unfortunately, President Obama’s words today are not surprising since they follow upon various actions already taken by his Administration that erode or ignore the unique meaning of marriage. I pray for the President every day, and will continue to pray that he and his Administration act justly to uphold and protect marriage as the union of one man and one woman. May we all work to promote and protect marriage and by so doing serve the true good of all persons.

Knight of Malta said...

Cardinal Wuerl, in fairness, might need just a day, in this digital age, to formulate a proper response....

Tom said...

From the political perspective, President Obama's announcement in regard to homosexual cohabitation makes sense.

His announcement will soildify his liberal base.

The majority of evangelical Protestants will not vote for President Obama.

As regards Catholics in the United States, the majority of the Faithful who assist at Mass regularly will vote against Mr. Obama.

That would have held true no matter the President's pro-homosexual announcement tonight.

However, the President is aware that he will receive votes from a substantial amount of Mass-going Catholics.

The President and his reelection people are aware that about 80 percent of Catholics refuse to assist at Mass regularly.

The majority of Catholics in the United States couldn't care less about obeying Holy Mother Church's teachings.

The majority of Catholics in the United States are content to visit parishes at Christmas and Easter.

They also use the Church for baptisms, marriages and funerals.

But day in and day out, the Catholic Faith is unimportant to the majority of U.S. Catholics.

In the face of the shocking collapse of Catholicism, Mister Obama need not fear bishops and priests who may attempt to rally Catholics against his policies.

The President tonight solidified his political base.

His pro-homosexual announcement tonight was a shrewed move by Mr. Obama.

As he is aware, any opposition that he may receive from the Catholic bishops of the United States on the issue at hand (or any issue) isn't of consequence to Mr. Obama.


Adfero said...

Biden said it on Sunday, not yesterday. And Wuerl's been giving Communion, and protection, to pro-aborts for years.

Knight of Malta said...


Good points.

Mythtefied said...

Get a load of the banner headline on the "New Advent" site where Wuerl has a blog:

"Invoking Christ and the Golden Rule, President Obama announces support for 'Gay Marriage'"

MarkA said...

"... the President of the United States announced his support for homosexual "marriage" as well." ?
Ew Seriously So Gross

Rick DeLano said...

It is just and terrifying that God has allowed this whirlwind to descend upon us when bishops such as these are the shepherds of this poor flock.

Mercy, please, O God.

Please bring the SSPX into this devastated vineyard.

At least we can hope for a few good witnesses as the hour approaches.

Francis said...

And while Wuerl and Dolan (and the majority in the USCCB) repeat the wishy washy talking points on rejecting sodomite "marriage" they'll still allow apostate and heretical "Catholics" like Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry and Chris Matthews among others to continue to receive Holy Communion and the other Sacraments without doing anything to stop. Of course the USCCB will never warn Catholics that voting for people who support abominations like homosexual "marriage" jeopardize their immortal souls.

David L Alexander said...

"PS, stop hating on my bishop and pray for him instead, kthnx. ;-)"

PS, pay attention to the importance of words. Disagreeing with someone is not the same as hating them. kthnx. :-P

Ralph Roister-Doister said...

Bp Wuerl is an enabler of hypocrite Catholics such as Biden. His "silence" amounts to a form of collusion.

The USCCB is full of such men, which is why it has little credibility with trads, who recognize the infelicities of so many of its members, and even less with Bidenesque hypocrites, who snigger at weaknesses of the Wuerls knowingly. Only the Neo-Caths pay any attention to the USCCB, for their chorus is not "Hallelujah," but "whatever is, is right."

By the way, be sure to pick up Bp Wuerl's marvellous new coffee table book on the Mass, now selling for $22.95 at your favorite bookstore. It has received rave reviews from other bishops.

Alan Aversa said...

Have any U.S. bishops spoken out clearly on this issue? They all have quite a lot to learn from El Paso's Fr. Rodriguez.

Ralph Roister-Doister said...

Oy! A cardinal now he is! I had forgotten.

Well, that should put him on the "A" list.

Stephen said...

Ralph, how is Pope Benedict any different than Card. Wuerl regarding enabling?

Irenaeus of New York said...

Alan Aversa,
Yes, Cardinal Burke spoke out forcefully on this issue in a very public manner in the USA.

NBW said...

Amazing that Cardinal Wuerl does nothing about Biden's comment and yet he reacts when a priest is doing his job. With shepherds like Wuerl, I think we Catholics are going to be fed to the wolves. May God help us!

sam said...

Cardinal Wuerl is being assigned to the CDF, even though he doesn't follow canon law when it comes to public sinners.

Cardinal Dolan is the president of the USCCB and supports having female cardinals.

Both are highly esteemed by Pope Benedict XVI.

Those that think that Tradition has a place in the current Church are greatly deceiving themselves.

Gratias said...

Barack Hussein Obama's gloves are off. At least the D.C. Archdiocese and Cardinal Dolan said something publicly. Pity for Father Marcel Guarnizo, he has been terminated by Cardinal Wuerl. The Cardinal should remember the damage caused to our Church by the admission of homosexuals into the seminaries after Vatican II. He should also remember that a Lesbian Bhuddist took him, and us, for a ride.

thomas tucker said...

Dolan didn't say he supported female cardinals. He said that there is nothing that specifically prohibits having them. That is true.

Jack O'Malley said...

The wuerly men have infested the Curia. Why is this man a cardinal? Why is he in Rome?

Promoveatur ut amoveatur? Nullo modo! He is a good fit ( je m'excuse de la grossièreté ) with the liberal status quo.

Spintriae fidei contumeliosi expellendi sunt. Subito et statim.

DB said...

Knight of Malta:

Hence the use of the quotation marks around the word "marriage" when combined with homosexual.

My post also makes it clear what's involved,and what may be needed to counter. :-)

God Bless!


ytc said...

Email sent.

Johnny Domer said...

For what it's worth, the Archdiocese of Washington has released a statement about the Obama administration's change of policy in favor of so-called gay marriage:

Obviously the elephant in the room is whether His Eminence actually intends to DO something about it.

Polonia Semper Fidelis said...

Reading such posts reminds me of some words from the Bible:

"Beware of false prophets who come to you disguised as sheep but underneath are ravenous wolves."(Matthew 7:15)

Adfero said...

Johnny, that statement is not worth anything, as it says nothing about what Wuerl will do about it. He's nothing but a politician. All rhetoric, no action, needing to be accepted at the Georgetown cocktail parties and the Kennedy Center fundraisers.

Hugh said...

Silence and complicity are equal and the same when it comes to such evils as homosexuality. Those who remain muted are as guilty as those who support it. High ranking churchmen are even more culpable beacuse Our Blessed Lord has commissioned them to defend The Faith and to protect the flock of the faithful. In our times, it has become almost normal for many priests and bishops to actually propagate what is un-Catholic and to remain silent on issues that are politically incorrect to oppose.
Following the public statement of Mr POTUS favouring sodomist marriage where is the resounding and united condemnation of it by The Church hierarchy? Or is this a matter for "conscience" only?

Edward said...

Cardinal Wuerl's vocation as Archbishop is to spread and protect the faith. He should not be giving communion to any so-called Catholic who publicly advocates positions contrary to Jesus.

Magdalene said...

Anyone who has expectations of an episcopal spine from this prelate is deluding themself.

sam said...

thomas tucker said...
Dolan didn't say he supported female cardinals. He said that there is nothing that specifically prohibits having them. That is true.

This is not consistent with canon law or tradition: