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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Pope Rejects Cardinal McCarrick's resignation

Pope Benedict is rejecting Cardinal McCarrick's resignation as Archbishop of Washington, D.C, so says the Archdiocese.

Last night, during the annual Labor Day gathering for the priests of the Archdiocese of Washington, Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick told them he had been notified that Pope Benedict XVI has decided the Cardinal should continue as Archbishop of Washington at this time.

I seem to recall, however, that last summer, Cardinal McCarrick misinterpreted a Cardinal Ratzinger letter on the Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion. Does anyone have a copy of the letter rejecting McCarrick's resignation? I find Cardinal McCarrick's credibility as to letters from Cardinal Ratzinger to be sorely lacking.

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