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Cardinal Wuerl asks for views of Catholics not to be marginalized in public debate

On January 20th, the White House also announced that religious non-profit organizations such as hospitals and universities will have to include birth control as part of their health care, but gave them one year to comply.

Religious groups are saying their rights are not being respected. Cardinal Wuerl is hoping the New Evangelization can help to create a revival of Christian values. He has also been appointed as a “relator”, or the chief coordinator, for this year?s synod on the New Evagelization. He says the key to this can be found in Catholic education. ;

Cardinal Donald Wuerl

Archbishop of Washington (USA)

“We in our country and I think this is true probably across a great part of the Western world, we?ve suffered from under-catechsesis and so we have a generation, two generations that really does not know the faith.” ;

Cardinal Wuerl is also the author of “Seek first the Kingdom,” in which he encourages Catholics to challenge many of the status quos of today?s culture. He also notes that leading this movement are laypeople. ;

Cardinal Donald Wuerl

Archbishop of Washington (USA)

“It became very clear to me that many many people have taken the position that the Church, bishops, priests, are the ones that have the responsibility of preaching the gospel and transforming the world. Priests and bishops have the task of preaching the Gospel, laymen and laywomen have the task of transforming the world.”

In promoting the New Evangelization, Cardinal Wuerl has said he is focusing on three elements. The first being a deepening of Catholic education, secondly being comfortable in it, and most importantly sharing it. ;

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