McCarrick's Successor Seen as Loyal, Diplomatic, "a Vote for Continuity"; Not Denying Communion has "Served Us Well" (15 links)
From Catholic World News:
May. 17 -My Comments:
- Pope accepts Cardinal McCarrick's resignation, appoints Bishop Wuerl as archbishop of Washington; resignation of Bishop Imesch of Joliet accepted, Bishop Sartain of Little Rock named as successor (USCCB)
- Statements of Cardinal McCarrick, Bishop Wuerl (Archdiocese of Washington)
- Cardinal McCarrick successor seen as a 'vote for continuity' (Washington Post)
- Cardinal McCarrick's approachability, civility translated into popularity (Washington Post)
- Former Vatican ambassador Thomas Melady discusses the appointment (Washington Post)
- Vatican appoints loyalist for DC (Washington Times)
- Selection of Bishop Wuerl shows Pope wants loyal, diplomatic voice in Washington (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
- Bishop Wuerl a man of discretion who quietly fixed what was broken (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
- Pittsburghers express admiration and respect as Bishop Wuerl heads to new post (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
- New bishop unlikely to be named quickly after Bishop Wuerl leaves (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
- Bishop Wuerl heads to DC (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
- Reaction to Bishop Wuerl's appointment from around the nation (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
- Editorial: Archbishop Wuerl (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
- Bishop Wuerl: Not refusing Communion to pro-abortion politicians has 'served us well' (New York Times)
- Archdiocese of Washington under Cardinal McCarrick's leadership successful in attracting priestly vocations; Diocese of Pittsburgh ranked 143 out of 176 (Catholic World Report)
If this roundup of coverage from Catholic World News is any indication, then it looks like my prediction that Abp. Wuerl will be "McCarrick II" is likely to be accurate.
Other Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Diogenes on Cdl. McCarrick's "Retirement Project"
Pope Names Wuerl New Archbishop of Washington, DC
Bishop Wuerl's Name Surfaces for D.C.
Bishop Wuerl: Bishops Should Consult One Another Before Speaking On National Issues Like Kerry And Communion