New Hunthausen Bio Depicts Seattle Prelate as Francis Before Francis

Long before Pope Francis made headlines for efforts to expand women’s leadership in the Church, show greater openness to the LGBT community and emphasize local Church governance, Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen made a name for himself doing just that in Seattle.

A New Archbishop For Washington, D.C.

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who served as the sixth Archbishop of Washington, submitted his required resignation from his See at the age of 75 three years ago, but it wasn’t until recently that His Holiness, Pope Francis, accepted it, appointing Cardinal Wuerl as the Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Washington.

Cardinal Wuerl Will Not Celebrate Mass for Life

The Archdiocese of Washington announced Jan.16 that Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, will be the main celebrant of tomorrow’s Mass for Life, which will be held at a youth rally before the annual March for Life.