November 27, 1988 |
Roman Catholic Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen is scheduled to confer with Pope John Paul II next week in a meeting that could bring peace to the relationship between the Vatican and the prelate, who has become a symbol of the rift between U.S. Catholics and Rome. A church spokesman said the meeting could end the controversy that began late in 1985, when the Vatican stripped Hunthausen of some his key pastoral duties, giving them to Auxiliary Bishop Donald Wuerl.
February 10, 1987 |
The Vatican, which upset some American bishops when it disciplined Seattle Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen last year, has asked three of the nation's most influential Roman Catholic churchmen to take a new look at the situation. In a brief statement issued through the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, Pope John Paul II's representative to the United States said Monday that two cardinals, Joseph L.
April 16, 1987
A report stating the Vatican has formulated a deal to force embattled Seattle Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen into retirement is "incorrect" and was leaked by an "uninformed and irresponsible party," an official in the Seattle archdiocese said. The Very Rev. Michael G. Ryan, vicar general and chancellor of the Seattle archdiocese, sent a letter to priests in the archdiocese urging them to "disregard the National Catholic Register article, because it is not only speculative, it is incorrect."
May 27, 1987 |
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.
April 22, 1987 |
Fearing further disciplinary action against embattled Seattle Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen, a group of priests, nuns and lay people is calling for full restoration of the powers the Vatican removed from him because of his alleged doctrinal laxity. "There is a feeling of urgency. We've got to speak out. This is the first time as a body that we have made a public statement," Father Jerry McCloskey of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Seattle said Tuesday.
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June 28, 1997 |
Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy, who came to the Seattle archdiocese in the wake of a stormy dispute over the policies of his predecessor, Raymond G. Hunthausen, has died. He was 64. Murphy, who died Thursday, suffered a brain hemorrhage Wednesday night while hospitalized for treatment of leukemia. The Archdiocese of Seattle, which serves all of Washington state west of the Cascades, has 353,000 Catholics.