(Cardinal Wuerl recently responded to questions about the Synod on the Family from Mark Zimmermann, the editor of the Catholic Standard newspaper and website of the Archdiocese of Washington.)
At the Archdiocese of Washington’s annual Young Adult Mass on Oct. 26 at St Matthew’s Cathedral, Cardinal Wuerl reminded the nearly 500 attendees of one thing – “God loves you.” Encouraged by that simple fact, the young adults then walked to Buffalo Billiards a couple of blocks away after Mass, to eat, drink and listen to popular Catholic singer Marie Miller.
called for abolition of the death penalty as well as life imprisonment, and
denounced what he called a “penal populism” that promises to solve society’s
problems by punishing crime instead of pursuing social justice.