Cardinal Wuerl on TMZ – Weird Conclave News of the Day

Cardinal Wuerl

First, just fyi I’m planning a big LA Congress roundup post later today with tons of photos, so stay tuned. In the mean time, I’m busy digging out of my email inbox, where I found this little gem that just must be shared.

His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl, the sixth and current Archbishop of Washington, caught on the street by those goofs at TMZ. I don’t watch that show, but the fact that a mainstream media gossip show would be chasing one of those who will vote in the conclave is sort of fascinating to me. I mentioned to my workshops at LA Congress this weekend that this is a pivotal time in our New Evangelization. For the next few weeks, the eyes of the world will be on our Church and her leaders. It’s up to us to be lights of good and true information amidst all of the jokes, derision and falsities that will be swirling around the media outlets. When in doubt about an issue, go to a trusted source for correct information before you assume that the rumors and innuendo you hear are true.

And now, because I can’t remember the last time I saw Cardinal Wuerl on TMZ I’ll share the clip — but be forewarned that there is Kim Kardashian humor inside, so be advised and procede at your own risk. And let me just say kudos to the Cardinal for his excellent handling of this interaction. Rock solid!

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  • Marc Cardaronella

    Look like they caught him off guard on that one huh? He did handle it well. Although, maybe that would’ve been a good opportunity to teach on marriage and divorce…nah!

    Thanks for posting Lisa.

    • Lisa M. Hendey

      Marc, thanks for your comment – I was actually amazed at his poise. I think the snarky comments in the video happen after the fact… I’ll bet the Cardinal never imagined himself on Youtube with Kim. Thanks for commenting!

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  • Maggie Goff

    He has been growing on me. I think that is due to Monsignor Charles Pope’s comments over the last couple of years. Cardinal Wuerl has a cool twinkle in those eyes, too.