Remove Card. Wuerl as Chair of the National Board of Trustees

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This Petition is for the removal of Card. Wuerl as Chair of the National Shrine Board of Trustees of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and for the appointment of a McCarrick-free leader.  

On the evening of Apr 27, 2019, Msgr. Walter Rossi, in a direct slap in the face to all clergy sexual abuse victims, invited the disgraced Card. Wuerl to addresscapacity crowd at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, assembled for a televised (live) charitable musical Event in support of Notre Dame Cathedral de Paris. The worthiness of the Event is not in question. 

In an act of brazen shamelessness, Cardinal Wuerl approached the microphone, waxed poetic about the Cathedral, and welcomed distinguished guests, exemplifying his original declaration to the McCarrick scandal . . . "I don't think this is some massive, massive crisis".

Have clergy sexual abuse victims and their families not suffered enough? Does the Catholic Church take this crisis seriously? The answers are found in actions. Msgr. Rossi, in his outrageous invitation, and Card. Wuerl, in his audacious acceptance, provides the answer:  BUSINESS AS USUAL!

Please write to the Bd. of Trustees, demanding the immediate appointment of a new Chair. Board of Trustees, National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20017 202.526.8300

Please contact EWTN and ask them to refuse to broadcast Card. Wuerl, and in the future to "turn off the cameras" (like Mother would have) if/when caught unawares. viewer@ewtn.com 205.271.2900

Please contact Msgr. Walter Rossi, Rector, asking him to apologize to abuse victims and commit to a Wuerl-free environment. wrr@bnsic.org 202.526.8300

Please contact Ap. Christophe Pierre, as Apostolic Nuncio. nuntiususa@nuntiususa.org 202.333.7121

Please sign this Petition and disseminate.