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February 13, 1988 | United Press International
Bishop Donald W. Wuerl, a center of controversy since Pope John Paul II sent him to Seattle to bring Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen into line with Vatican views, was named by the Pope on Friday as bishop of Pittsburgh. Wuerl, 47, succeeds Bishop Anthony Bevilacqua, who was installed Thursday as the new archbishop of Philadelphia. Wuerl had been without an appointment since May 26 when his appointment and mandate as auxiliary to Hunthausen ended.
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October 28, 1990 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A monthlong international synod of Roman Catholic bishops ended here Saturday on an assertive, traditional note, effectively closing the door to any prospect of liberalization in the celibate male priesthood during the papacy of John Paul II. The synod's officially secret conclusions reaffirm the tight Vatican rein on the church that has become a hallmark of John Paul's rule. In a month of speeches and in their conclusions, the 237 bishops echoed papal conservatism on issues of doctrine.
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May 28, 1987 | MARK A. STEIN, Times Staff Writer
Embattled Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen accepted his new coadjutor with grace and good humor Wednesday and pledged to work with the Vatican to assuage concerns about the orthodoxy of his ministry. "My overall reaction and response is positive," he said after the church formally announced the full restoration of his powers and the appointment of a coadjutor--an assistant with the right of succession. "The result is a good one and I have no trouble accepting it."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 1990 | JOHN DART, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
A ranking Vatican official has raised questions about a meeting last summer in Santa Clara of U.S. Catholic bishops with married ex-priests whose organization advocates their return to priestly service. Cardinal Antonio Innocenti, who heads the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy, wrote to Bishop Donald Wuerl of Pittsburgh. Wuerl and three fellow bishops talked on June 24 with five leaders of a national organization called CORPUS (Corps of Reserve Priests United for Service).
NEWS
May 27, 1987 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, Times Religion Writer
Pope John Paul II has restored full pastoral powers to embattled Seattle Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen, church sources said Tuesday. In an unprecedented action last year that reverberated throughout American Catholicism, the Vatican stripped Hunthausen of responsibility in five key pastoral areas and assigned it to Auxiliary Bishop Donald Wuerl.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 1990 | JOHN DART, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
A ranking Vatican official has raised questions about a meeting last summer in Santa Clara of U.S. Catholic bishops with married ex-priests whose organization advocates their return to priestly service. Cardinal Antonio Innocenti, who heads the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy, wrote to Bishop Donald Wuerl of Pittsburgh. Wuerl and three fellow bishops talked on June 24 with five leaders of a national organization called CORPUS (Corps of Reserve Priests United for Service).
NEWS
October 28, 1990 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A monthlong international synod of Roman Catholic bishops ended here Saturday on an assertive, traditional note, effectively closing the door to any prospect of liberalization in the celibate male priesthood during the papacy of John Paul II. The synod's officially secret conclusions reaffirm the tight Vatican rein on the church that has become a hallmark of John Paul's rule. In a month of speeches and in their conclusions, the 237 bishops echoed papal conservatism on issues of doctrine.
NEWS
December 11, 1986
Roman Catholic Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen will be admitted to a hospital for extensive tests of an undisclosed nature, a spokesman for the Seattle archdiocese said. Hunthausen, 65, was scheduled to enter Providence Medical Center for a two-day stay. Last August, Hunthausen turned over authority in five key pastoral areas to Auxiliary Bishop Donald Wuerl in response to a Vatican crackdown on his stands on some moral issues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1986 | Associated Press
A group of Roman Catholic priests has called for a former colleague, Bishop Donald Wuerl, to resign from his post assisting censured Seattle Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen. "Like many others in the American Catholic Church, we are scandalized by the injustice done to Hunthausen," said Father John Oesterle, a leader of the Assn. of Pittsburgh Priests. The association represents about 50 of the 800 priests in the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh but is not affiliated with the diocese.
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June 9, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The Archdiocese of Boston is expected to announce a permanent successor to Cardinal Bernard Law this month, according to a published report. Citing unidentified church officials, the Boston Sunday Globe reported that Pope John Paul II's choice to head the archdiocese could be made public as early as Tuesday. Some church officials with knowledge of the internal process think the most likely candidate is Bishop Donald W. Wuerl of Pittsburgh, according to the Globe.
NEWS
February 13, 1988 | United Press International
Bishop Donald W. Wuerl, a center of controversy since Pope John Paul II sent him to Seattle to bring Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen into line with Vatican views, was named by the Pope on Friday as bishop of Pittsburgh. Wuerl, 47, succeeds Bishop Anthony Bevilacqua, who was installed Thursday as the new archbishop of Philadelphia. Wuerl had been without an appointment since May 26 when his appointment and mandate as auxiliary to Hunthausen ended.
NEWS
May 28, 1987 | MARK A. STEIN, Times Staff Writer
Embattled Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen accepted his new coadjutor with grace and good humor Wednesday and pledged to work with the Vatican to assuage concerns about the orthodoxy of his ministry. "My overall reaction and response is positive," he said after the church formally announced the full restoration of his powers and the appointment of a coadjutor--an assistant with the right of succession. "The result is a good one and I have no trouble accepting it."
NEWS
May 27, 1987 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, Times Religion Writer
Pope John Paul II has restored full pastoral powers to embattled Seattle Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen, church sources said Tuesday. In an unprecedented action last year that reverberated throughout American Catholicism, the Vatican stripped Hunthausen of responsibility in five key pastoral areas and assigned it to Auxiliary Bishop Donald Wuerl.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1998 | Associated Press
The Rev. David Bonnar was one of eight priests ordained by the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh in 1988. This year, there may be two; in 1999, there will be none, perhaps a first for this century. But Pittsburgh, with 371 active priests compared with 467 just 10 years ago, isn't alone. Nationwide, for every 100 men enrolled in Catholic seminaries in 1965, there are only 40 today, said Dean Hoge, a sociology professor at the Catholic University of America in Washington.
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