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Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Wuerl to replace McCarrick. So the Washington question becomes the Pittsburgh question.

Quick pull of the file on Wuerl: He is co-author of one of the only sound catechisms to be published between 1965 and 1992 (the other being, of coures, Fr. Hardon's). Wuerl spent many years in Rome, and was trusted by JPII to the point that in 1985 the late Holy Father sent Wuerl to Seattle as auxiliary bishop to Bp. Raymond Hunthausen. This failed to produce changes in Hunthausen's bizarre administration, and Wuerl was moved to Pittsburgh. There he has consistently pleased what you might call your level-headed sound-and-orthodox folks, while disappointing rightwing fire-eaters. Anyone got any more S2 on him, please send it in.