As pressure grows to have Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s name removed from North Catholic High School, the school’s sign was vandalized.
On Monday morning, it was discovered that someone sprayed red spray paint over “Cardinal Wuerl” on the sign.
The school’s principal, Luke Crawford, said the vandalism happened sometime between 8 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday. Cranberry Township police are investigating.
Meantime, there is also this:
Backlash is growing this week for Cardinal Donald Wuerl after a grand jury report released Tuesday accused him of shielding priests who were abusing children during his tenure as bishop in Pittsburgh.
As some Catholics across the country call for his resignation as archbishop of Washington, D.C., a petition has been circulating online to have his name removed from Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School in Cranberry.
“This [man] does not deserve to have a prestigious school named after him,” the petition reads. “This will directly impact students currently enrolled in the school, but will also impact the legacy of the school. Not to mention, those that were hurt while he looked away.”
The petition had more than 4,400 signatures Friday morning, with a goal of 5,000.