Sunday, July 31, 2011

Raymond Arroyo interviews Cardinal Wuerl


update......Instead of a funeral in the U.S., a memorial Mass for Archbishop Sambi will be held at noon in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 14. The Mass will be televised on EWTN.......













Last Friday, EWTN's Raymond Arroyo chose Cardinal Wuerl as the person to eulogize the Papal Nuncio, Pietro Sambi. RIP.

http://pfaffenheini.gloria.tv/?media=181530


It was very fitting that Arroyo should interview Cardinal Wuerl about Archbishop Sambi. Cardinal Wuerl is deeply indebted to Archbishop Sambi. When Pietro Sambi came to America, Wuerl was an embattled progressive bishop in Pittsburgh http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/abbott/060518 . Wuerl is now head of the most prestigious see in America and has been promoted to Cardinal as well. As Arroyo pointed out in his interview, Archbishop Sambi was the man most influential in picking American bishops, archbishops and cardinals since his arrival in 2006. Cardinal Wuerl, being Sambi's top pick, must be considered the epitomy of the American episcopacy Sambi was trying to shape.


Wuerl's 2006 installation Mass as D.C.'s archbishop included at least two striking previews of the now infamous papal Mass Wuerl would choreograph for Holy Father's 2008 visit: multicultural/multilingual performances --and prominent pro-choice politicians receiving Holy Communion, in the former case, from the Nuncio himself.
http://catholicforum.fisheaters.com/index.php?topic=1213571.0

Since his promotion to the United States' chief see, Cardinal Wuerl's pronouncements have been in line with his liturgical practices. He has been outspoken about a pro-choice politician's right to Holy Communion. http://www.politicsdaily.com/2009/05/06/archbishop-wuerl-why-i-won-t-deny-pelosi-communion/ It would seem Cardinal Wuerl's defense of pro-choice politicians; AND his fondness for Raymond Brown hermeneutics; AND his enthusiasm for loud, non-traditional liturgies work to drown out the Holy Father's 'cri du coer'. I cannot see many logical explanations as to why Wuerl was moved from Pittsurgh to D.C.

Either the Holy Father deliberately elevates leaders who march to a dissonant tune to carry out his reforming mission, or else the Holy Father was convinced by his 'man on the ground' that Wuerl was a good pick to run things in America. (As well as being convinced by the same man that the American Church could do without bishops like Martino of Scranton http://ncronline.org/blogs/distinctly-catholic/nuncio-gravely-ill-0 who had the nerve to deny the Vice President of the U. S. Holy Communion. )

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/archive/ldn/2008/apr/08041707


Let us all pray for the Nuncio's soul . His funeral will be held under Cardinal Wuerl's auspices [pray for him too!] and which will be certainly well-attended by pro-choice Catholic politicians.

update......Instead of a funeral in the U.S., a memorial Mass for Archbishop Sambi will be held at noon in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 14. The Mass will be televised on EWTN.......

Let's pray the funeral will not become a scandal and occasion of sin to Catholics who would like to see the Church speak clearly to politicians who flaunt the Church's teachings and then present themselves for Holy Communion. I suspect we will simply see cameras switched off for Holy Communion, as was the case with Senator Kenedy's Funeral. That is one way to avoid scandal.

There is another way to avoid giving scandal: Don't do scandalous things!

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