According to the Catholic News Agency, it is rumored that Atlanta's Archbishop Wilton Gregory will succeed Cardinal Wuerl as Archbishop of Washington. A formal announcement is anticipated next week.
Let's be real. We all knew that whoever the new prelate was to be, that he'd be cut from the same cloth as both Wuerl and McCarrick. Neither of those dissidents would have it any other way - and they both have the pope's ear, an ear also spawned from the same dissidence. Some of us dreamed that it might be Cardinal Burke, but under this pontificate, that remained in the realm of pipe dreams.
What little I've written of Gregory points to someone who has evinced sympathy with the gay-nazi agenda. Rorate Caeli has composed quite a comprehensive list of his dissident actions. This bodes ill for the DC archdiocese. But this is not news; we've been living amidst the damage caused by progressive prelates for many years now, and now we can anticipate some more. But the new archbishop can also expect that we'll be watching him and calling him out if need be. Of course we will keep him in prayer. We might also invoke the intercession of St Thomas Becket, who became Archbishop of Canterbury with the help of some royal subterfuge, but who became such a heroic bishop that he met martyrdom.